“How to stay true to you” can get complicated with all the chaos of the season. If you’re like most people during this time of year, you have a lot coming at you from all angles – parties, shopping, family, travel, preparing, decorating, wrapping, eating, drinking……..the list goes on and on and on… You may […]
Conquering your “Feelings Phobia”
Expressing Your feelings or showing your emotions is never easy. If this sounds like you- you may have “Feelings Phobia”. If so, you’ll want to read on (but don’t worry, you aren’t alone!)… Initially, when you were first born, you had feelings and you expressed them freely. You cried when you were hungry. You smiled when you […]
12 Super Healthy Ways to Worry
Do you ruminate, obsess or worry about bad things happening? If you’re a worrier, you’re a member of a very large club. The worst things about worrying are: it feels awful in so many ways, it keeps you from enjoying the moment and it begets more worrying! In order to worry well, it helps to […]
3 Exercises for Flowing with your Fear
There’s no such thing as “getting rid of fear” just like there’s no such thing “getting rid of having feelings” (learn more about the value of fully feeling your feelings HERE). You are human, therefore you have fear. You are stuck with fear, but it doesn’t have to own you. In fact, fear can be a […]
13 Quick things you can do to be Less Anxious
Let’s face it – feeling anxious is uncomfortable in our bodies, our minds and in our hearts. We are at dis-ease when we are anxious and our whole system feels the impact of it. The thing is, you don’t have to sit and wait for it to pass. You don’t have to stew in your […]
6 Seconds to Stress Relief…really!
6 seconds to stress relief. Did you know that hugs are a natural stress reliever? How cool is that?! Hugging for only 6 seconds releases dopamine — the feel-good hormone — in both the hugger and the “huggie” (is that even a word?). A few more words about hugs and your health… Hugs reduce cortisol […]
Are you having fun yet?
It’s never too late to have fun in life. It was recess and the game was Capture the Flag. My big brother was in the sixth grade, and I was a few years behind in second grade. Usually, only the older kids played, but this time my big brother invited me to join his team. […]
Transform your Perspective
We all know that our mood can affect your perspective. Knowing this fact and knowing what to do about it is a whole different story. I love this 3.5 minute video, based on the Growth Model from Carol Dweck. The video simply explains why it’s sometimes hard for us to shift our perspective. The video also confirms that it takes […]
Peace in Motion
Do you want to meditate, but think that you aren’t or wouldn’t be “good at it”…? Walking meditation might be your solution! First of all, just so you know, there is no such thing as not being good at meditation. All of us struggle with wandering minds – that’s our brain’s job (and we can […]
Are you Crazy-Busy?
Do you reply I am crazy busy when people ask, “How are you?” Over the past few years, many articles have emerged about the function of our being so “busy” and how this “busy-ness” serves to distance us from our unique purpose, from connecting with others and from connecting to our authentic selves. If we […]