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
va-ca-tion: Noun. 1: a respite or a time of respite from something: intermission. 2 a: scheduled period during which activity (as of court or school) is suspended b: a period of exemption from work granted to an employee 3: a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation (Webster’s Dictionary). I will
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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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When I hear the term ‘happy place’, I’m always curious what that means for people. Throughout the years, I have explored different ideas of what this magical place would look like. It would vary with certain images and experiences but nothing remained constant. I struggled with the confines of establishing a physical location that
The hardest thing I may never truly master in my life is the art of letting go. I have this idea that letting go is simple yet when the moment comes, I can be at a total loss. If I wrote out all of the things in my life I have chosen to let go
What is the stress in your life? The actual definition of stress is an emotional strain on the body. However, I think we tend to use the word like it’s a living thing instead of simply a reaction of our own thinking. The reality is that we can’t bottle stress up and give it away,
I have a dear friend Ann who lives in another state and I try to see her as often as possible. Her husband, Jim, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago . During one visit, I had planned a surprise birthday party for Ann and managed to get most of the family there for
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