Who is ready for the holidays?! If you just responded with an exasperated sigh or cringed as you read those words, this may be a good post for you. This time is mentally and physically exhausting all by itself, so why not consider doing a quick mental health check-up before you find yourself wanting to call
“Comparison is the thief of joy”—Theodore Roosevelt. You know the saying “that’s like comparing apples to oranges”? When I was younger, it would always baffle me because I couldn’t understand why you would need to compare such similar objects. But as a culture, that’s what we like to do…compare identical things and circumstances and then participate
Are you feeling LUCKY today? I’m not talking about luck in the sense of go out and buy yourself a lottery ticket. I’m talking about 4 fundamental concepts: Love, Understanding, Compassion, and Kindness for Yourself. Sure, it’s a quirky play on words but the idea is that we all can remember the word lucky and apply
As the summer rolls on and time seems to pass at a quicker pace than I like to admit, I realize how important it is for me to remain as present as possible and cherish these days. We talk about ‘being present’ all the time but I think this concept is as unique for each
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What defines a connection? How do you know you have connected with someone or something and what does it feel like? And most importantly, how do you nurture these connections? Some people may define their connections in direct correlation with the number of friends they have on Facebook or how many followers they have on
An entire wall of mirrors, another wall of windows, and a class full of thin, trim, and apparently very flexible 20 somethings has led to a much-needed practice of self-compassion this evening. As I stared at myself while navigating this part Pilates and part Yoga (PiYo) class, I almost laughed at how ridiculous I looked.
Practice patience. That’s the inspiration card that hangs above my computer at work. I stuck it there because I need that kind of ‘in your face’ reminder every day. I often feel like I’m running around, trying to beat a clock somewhere only to find my patience dwindle and be replaced by an excessive supply of
I have a job that tends to have an endless source of vicarious trauma. I work with vulnerable youth and bear witness to their joy, pain, and sorrow. And I am often reminded of the stories that we all hold. The pure resilience of the human spirit is never lost on me. Most days
Goodbye comfort zone and hello brand new territory….yep, that’s me; a complete novice writing a first blog. I have no idea how much I am supposed or expected to share in a blog, so I will keep it short and to the point for now. I have been thinking about using this venue for some time