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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…

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…

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