Happiness

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…

How Emotional Resilient are you?

Emotional resilience is the ability to successfully cope with change or misfortune.   Even when afraid, resilient people respond to life’s challenges with courage and emotional stamina. While we can’t always control what life brings, we can use adversity as an opportunity for growth. Respond True or False to the following statements to discover how well you cope with life’s many challenges. Set 1: When bad things happen, I think “why me?” I feel fear and self-pity; I want to find someone to blame.   When I feel overwhelmed by negative emotions,, I overeat or…

Connecting to Your Inner Resources During Challenging Times

How are you doing during this global health issue? Life is definitely looking different than it was a few months ago that’s for sure! These are some challenging times for all of us! We are all experiencing daily challenges that perhaps none of us has experienced like this before and it can really trigger all our worries, fears, and anxieties. When life looks and feels uncertain, it can jolt us into our protective primitive part of our brain that simply wants to get away from danger. This survival instinct puts us on “alert” for all…

An Easy Way to Get A Vacation!

Self Care Tip: Take Time Out for a Vacation in Your Mind!   Close your eyes. Take a deep breath into your belly and let it out fully. Take 2 more deep breaths deep down into your belly each time…as you let them out slowly….allow your imagination to flow. Give yourself permission to either remember a beautiful relaxing vacation spot or simply create one in your mind. Now…dwell in this place completely. Notice the feel of the air on your skin, perhaps the warmth of the sun on your face, any sounds you hear and…

The Summertime Mode!!

Summer is a time we most often associate with relaxation, less busy schedules and fun times.Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many people are still “doing” busy hectic schedules and may even find it more stressful because it’s “suppose to be” a time of fun and relaxation. Learn how to get into my signature “Summertime Mode” mindset with a special summer program-that’s short, sweet and will have you smiling in the sun in no time at all-no matter what you have going on in your life! This “Summertime Mode” program is just 2 sessions,…

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