Sparks of Joy

Essential!   To identify them, seek them out, and fully enjoy them.  It is imperative to remember the value happiness and these extra sparks of joy can bring to our lives. Many of us know what brings happiness to our lives.   It may be time with family and friends, enjoying a new book, or […]

Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!

Valentine’s Day… bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, romantic cards….. Love is in the air and happiness seems to be oozing from every place you go and everywhere you look. In reality though, any love that you will find outside of your house is not as important as making sure you have self-love and that you are taking care of yourself. While Valentine’s Day has been commercialized into a day all about couples and gifts from others, don’t forget about the most important gift. The gift you can give yourself that day and every day. All the self-care, love, and attention you deserve.

When the Ball Drops…

What do you do when the ball drops on your life?  When you lose your job?  Your significant relationship ends? Your family is going through extremely challenging times?  When everything seems to come crashing down on you? Does life halt in those moments for you?  Do you stop everything you […]

Is Crying a Sign of Weakness?

Quite to the contrary, crying is a sign of strength.  Letting ourselves be a little vulnerable and giving ourselves that release is not only a sign of confidence, strength and bravery, it’s also quite healthy. I’ve often heard the phrase real men don’t cry.  To me, the better phrase is […]

Post Holiday Blues or 2020 Bliss?

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work on a full-time basis.  Does anyone else in part feel a little bummed but also a little excited to get back into a routine?   I’m feeling such mixed emotions about it all. On one hand, I’ve REALLY enjoyed my time off and having my days to myself. On the other hand, part of me misses the routine of having a regular schedule, even if it is filled with work activities. In the end… it comes down to this… It’s 2020 – let’s make the most of it!!  Let’s just run wildly into it, putting the past luxuries behind us and bolding stepping into the new opportunities of 2020.  We’ve sooo got this!

Holiday Treats or Defeats?

Cookies, candy, and treats galore! It’s the holiday season and while you are comfortable with your body right now the worries of what the holidays will do to it are starting to make you wonder if you have something to worry about.  So what do you do? How do you […]

Meditation #Fail #Fail #Success!

Meditation: A practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.[1] I’ve heard a lot about meditation…. And yet I still didn’t […]

Bottoms Up!

If you are like me, countless doctors and people that have told you this year and years past that you need to drink more water.  And sometimes it’s easy to get on a great streak of drinking it. It’s then that I see what all the talk is about… What […]

Family Dynamics: Transitioning to Adulthood

It seems as though one day you go from being your parent’s child to their adult son or daughter.   It doesn’t seem like much should change, but some things do and some things don’t.   Adulting.. there’s a lot to it! What changes: It may no longer be assumed that your […]

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