Anxiety

Losing Your Motivation?

Quick Personal Note The month of February is a special month for me. And, it’s already flying by! But I’m savoring all the moments as best as I can! Not only is it my birthday month, but it is the month of birthdays of a lot of people I know…as well as a couple of Presidents and, it’s the month I got engaged to my wonderful hubby! As I just entered a new decade on the 6th, it had me contemplating what motivates me and how do I stay motivated to continue to achieve the…

Set up Healthy Boundaries

Quote: “Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.” Stephen Covey Tool # 6 of the Refresh, Reset & Reconnect Series: Set up Healthy Boundaries When you set up healthy boundaries, you are telling yourself that you care about you! It’s not selfish. It’s necessary. Healthy boundaries are the limitations you set for yourself and others. They can be mental, emotional, physical and material. When you cultivate healthy boundaries, you are not being rude or unkind. It means you are changing what you are…

Mrs. Claus’ Problem

Tis the season! Happy Holidays to you! I’m all decked out both inside and out at my house. It’s bright and shiny and helps to brighten up the gray days of winter we experience here in the Pacific Northwest. As much as I have always loved the “idea” of Christmas, I recognize it always brings along a lot to do, expectations and even oftentimes, overwhelm. And, I know I’m not alone. So, “Mrs. Claus,” as I’ve been referred to at times, has learned to set some healthy boundaries to keep her sanity during these holiday…

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…

This Four Letter Word Is Powerful

Here’s a story for you about that 4 letter word: Ook and Mook, two cavemen, were out for a walk one day when a saber-toothed cat crossed their path. While Ook immediately turned tail and ran to safety, Mook thought the cat was cute and tried to scratch it under the chin. Needless to say, Ook wound up passing his common sense to his children, while Mook wound up passing through the cat. What does that mean for us? It means that fear is as closely tied to the survival of our species as eating.…

Taming Fear, the Little Word with a Big Voice

Fear talks to people. And when they listen, this is what can happen: Sheila loved to dance but she wouldn’t go out on the dance floor with her fiancé because she thought she’d look clumsy and ridiculous. Arnie knew he deserved a raise, but he was so nervous about approaching his boss, he never asked for one. Delia’s fear of bears was so great that she wouldn’t go on a camping trip with her friends. And their campsite wasn’t even in bear territory. Fear is that nattering voice inside our heads that says, you can’t,…

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