Mindset

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…

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…

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.…

An Exercise in Gratitude

100 Things You Are Grateful For (or would be grateful to receive in future) This exercise is simple; just think and write out 100 things you are grateful for (or would be grateful to have some day). “100 things??”, you say! “Wow that’s a lot!” It may seem to be…and that may be the point. Too often, we are not used to using our minds and hearts to be aware of all we are grateful for in our lives. When you begin this exercise, it may be easy to come up with 20 items on…

  • 1
  • 2

Start typing and press Enter to search

Shopping Cart