Wellness

Eat Yourself Calm

Eat Yourself Calm

The connection between stress and modern aliments is becoming increasingly clear thanks to scientific research that validates the mind/body connection. We know food plays a powerful role in both physical and mental wellness. Understanding our bodies’ natural rhythms and learning how to listen to our […]

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

Over the past three years ago, a few events created changes in my life that gave me pause. As life settled back into place, I reflected on the direction I was headed. I also began to toy with the question, “Just how good can I […]

Mind/Body Healing

Mind/Body Healing

For years I’ve suspected stress was the root cause of illness – be it physical, mental or spiritual – as there is no separating mind from body. Lately, science is backing up what many of us have intuited. We are swimming in cortisol 24/7, 365 […]

Ritualize Joy

Ritualize Joy

Want to cultivate more joy? Find a moment and have a pen and paper handy. Close your eyes and take a few, soft deep breaths. On the inhale expand into your heart. On the exhale, ground into your bones. From this place ask yourself, “What […]

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

Moments of mindfulness invite balance into our busy lives. Quite moments may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for […]

Self Talk

Self Talk

I’m going to take you on a brief journey into the heart of Being. As a therapist, one of my favorite roles is to remind people of their largeness – which I define as living a Self-led life. When describing the qualities of Self, it’s […]

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material that helps women in their journey of personal growth and self-acceptance. Here she interviews Oprah Winfrey in classic researcher style, asking pointed questions on tender subjects. On the topic of shame, Oprah shared how she learned to overcome the diminishing […]

The Quiet Killer

The Quiet Killer

Sugar is the devil in disguise. Think I’m kidding? Stop what you’re doing and “Google” the harmful effects of sugar. About 20,600,000 results will come up in 0.38 seconds. Click on any one of them and you’ll see a list a mood disorders, degenerative disease, chronic […]

Choose Health

Choose Health

One of my favorite childhood cartoons was a propaganda piece that taught kids how to make healthy food choices. A squatty, smart aleck named Ol’ Timer proselytized “you are what you eat from head down to your feet!” The tune was catchy and I’d find […]

Tame the Crave

Tame the Crave

Ever notice that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? Coincidence or not, many of us turn to sweets as a means for self-soothing. Unfortunately, the relief is temporary and invariably causes more trouble down the road. Here are some helpful ways to tame the crave the […]