Anxiety

Perspective is Key!

How you perceive anything matters! A tire swing hangs motionless in the yard. Light from the house casts a donut-shaped shadow on the fence opposite, but as a passing car shines its headlights on the tire’s well-worn tread, a rectangular shadow appears on the other fence. So which was it: a round donut or a rectangle? Of course, we know the answer is neither—and both. It all depends on your perspective. We’ve all heard that perspective is everything. It’s an easy enough thing to believe, but do we really take this lesson to heart? In…

Overcoming Overwhelm

Overcoming Overwhelm Look in any thesaurus, and the synonyms for overwhelm are pretty awful: overpower, subdue, oppress, quash, engulf, swallow, submerge, bury, suffocate. None of those words are very inviting and certainly don’t have me rushing to sign up to experience any of them. I imagine you feel the same way. Yet, to anyone who’s experienced overwhelm, and that’s plenty of us, those words may be all too familiar. Whether the overwhelm is sudden or cumulative, chronic or acute, the feeling is one of drowning, immobility and powerlessness. During those times, everything feels too big.…

Fall is Reboot Time!

Welcome to Fall! (at least in the northern hemisphere!) It’s reset and reboot time! Time to reassess how to move forward even as the world seems chaotic with pandemic issues as well as all the political and social unrest. With all that is happening in our world today, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. These are unprecedented times. If you’re a parent with school age and/or college age children, you are needing to navigate the ins and outs of supporting your children with online learning. Or…you are dealing with the concerns of sending them back out…

5 Ways to get the most out of your relaxation time

5 Ways to get the most out of your relaxation time: Focus on your breathing. Choose a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes, if you are comfortable doing so to keep out any external distractions. Take in a deep belly breath-let your belly expand….and then slowly release it. You can choose to bring your forefinger and thumb together on one or both hands which signals the body you are relaxing. You might even press them lightly together on the inhale and release them on the exhale. Alternately, place your hands on…

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