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Stop the Worry Cycle

Tool #5-Stop the Worry Cycle “Instead of worrying about what you can’t control, shift your energy to what you can create” Roy T. Bennett I’ve read that worry is a misuse of our imagination. I think that is a good way to describe how powerful our imaginations really are! When we worry, we are imagining all the “what if” scenarios, aren’t we? And, our imaginations can really conjure up some pretty horrific stories, that’s for sure. Now, a little bit of worry or concern, which might be a better reframe, about a person’s well being,…

This Decision Changed It For Me!

The Holiday Season is here! Halloween started us off on this whirlwind of the holiday “season,” and now we’re in til January 1st. You may love it or you may hate it-either way-it’s here! And, Mind Matters has some tips to support you no matter where you are at about the holidays. Stay tuned! This e-news’ topic and tips on Stop the Worry Cycle will be quite supportive for this time of the year as you begin to make plans and navigate your holidays. This e-news’ topic and tips on Stop the Worry Cycle will…

What Lights You Up?!

This next-level tool/practice/strategy will help you identify and focus on what really energizes you, inspires you and gets you in your “zone!” It’s tiring, stressful and anxiety-producing to be consistently ruled by your own “should’s, have to’s, and musts. Not only are all those “shoulds” and their cousins draining your energy, but they also keep you from feeling any juice in your life. Life without that zing and/or lightness can feel awfully overwhelming and burdensome. So, it’s time to create a “What Lights Me Up” list! By creating this type of list, you will become…

What Lights You UP?

“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” ? Oprah Winfrey My Personal Note to You: I have been on a journey that has really “sparked the light” in me. My husband and I went on an amazing 6-week adventure. Just got back and I’m still reveling in the experience. I have definitely had a reset, a refresh, and re-connecting experience! It was all we hoped for and more and more! Of course, there were challenges-especially due to COVID, and this wasn’t…

Laughter Therapy?

“Laughter is the best medicine” is a saying that has been around a long time. Is that really true? Turns out there are plenty of good things happening when you laugh! Not only do you feel good emotionally, but laughing is a stress buster, can boost your immune system as well as provide other health benefits. Sounds like a fun way to keep the reset, refresh, and re-connecting happening, don’t you think? How’s it work? When you laugh, you intensify your inhalation of oxygen, which provides relaxation to your muscles, as well as stimulates your…

Is Laughter Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

My Personal Note to You: Well, we’ve managed to slip right into October, haven’t we? How are your tools for resetting, refreshing, and re-connecting going? Have you experimented with them? Click here and here to access the first 2 tools on my blog post if you missed them or need a refresher. ? This next tip I’m going to share with you in this series of tips/tools for your Fall Reset is one that you may not even consider a “tool,” but it really is and it works. Laughter & Humor! I’m sure you’ve experienced…

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