Protecting myself from the energy and emotions of others

I was recently reminded of how our words and our story affect those around us. I talk about this in my previous post “You are the writer of your own story“, where I talk about the important role of story editor. Personally, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I choose to say or Continue Reading

Turning Self-Awareness into change vs New Year’s Resolutions

Turning self-awareness into change isn’t an easy thing to do. You can see this in so many daily life examples that turn into New Year’s Resolutions. How many of the following list of  Time Magazine’s Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions have you tried? Lose Weight and Get Fit Quit Smoking Learn Something New Eat Healthier Continue Reading

Ending the burnout from giving… sometimes the giving has to be to yourself

Burnout has been a big part of finding my self-awareness and healing Burnout for me shows up in many ways. At the beginning it starts with when I start noticing that I am not completing everything I set out for the day, week etc. Insert self doubt and judgement here! This usually brings on the Continue Reading

8 Tips for Holiday Mindfulness

So often when planning for the holiday season we can get stressed. Whether dealing with family dynamics, planning to navigate holiday parties or fitting in family time in busy holiday schedules. So I have put together a list of mindfulness tips to help reduce stress and bring a calming peace to your holiday season. Mindfulness Continue Reading

How I’m learning to trust in my ability to trust

Recently I’ve been spending time thinking about my ability or lack of ability to trust. It is so easy to remember the people who proved untrustworthy, or why I didn’t trust in a possibility or even myself. What has been hard is to look back at how not trusting people who had worked hard to Continue Reading

It’s okay to say NO!

So often I find myself saying yes and then being frustrated soon after. Why did I say yes, when I knew I didn’t want to? Continue Reading

How to Stop Stress and kick it to the curb!

How often do you find yourself really stressed, exhausted and even fighting weight gain no matter what you eat or how often you workout? Find out how to Stop Stress and kick it to the curb! Cortisol which is often called the “stress hormone” is one of the main hormones in our body that is released Continue Reading

Nine Morning Habits to Start your day in Wellness

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. I used to be that person who in the morning hit the snooze button at least 3 or 4 times. Finally I would drag myself out of bed at the last minute, read my social media as I rushed to get Continue Reading

When you don’t reach your goal does it change your self image?

So often we merge together our personal development and our goals, it happens so easily. It starts with saying I’ll be happy if only I got the promotion. I’d feel pretty if only I lost 10 pounds. I’ll know I am smart if I get an A. Then we set out our plan by listing Continue Reading

The 10 things that each made me 10% happier

It seems like everywhere we look someone is telling us how to be happier. Commercials telling us what we need to buy to be happier. Store windows showing us the look of happier. Memberships to buy happiness long term. So how does this manifest? Being told over and over what we need to be happy, Continue Reading