Letting go

  Posted On:  October 27, 2023

The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to truly let go– unknown.   Let go of the things that you don’t value and things that don’t serve you. Ah, what a concept! When we think of letting go, it can often be confused with giving up. It can feel like failure

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How to quieten your inner critic and tune into a nurturing voice instead.

  Posted On:  May 3, 2023

Have you been listening to your inner critic lately? I don’t know about you but my inner critic can really get loud sometimes. It can be like there is a megaphone shouting out insecurity, self-doubt, and uncertainty in statements like:  “Why did I do that?” “I can’t believe I said that.”  “I have no idea what I’m doing right

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Why a journal entry can be so powerful.

  Posted On:  March 24, 2023

When someone tells you to take some time and journal about, what is your response?  Are you like, “Yeah, I can’t wait to do that!”  Or are you like most people who let out a sigh and think, “Eh, no thanks, I don’t really like to do that.” Maybe you don’t think it helps or

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Take action to create motivation and success today

  Posted On:  March 8, 2023

If you are having trouble finding motivation or helping someone else who is struggling, keep reading! Instead of waiting to feel motivated, take action to create it. We often think that motivation comes before action but sometimes waiting for the feeling to strike can be counterproductive. In fact, there is a growing body of research

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Look for glimmers in your life to promote safety and security

  Posted On:  February 21, 2023

Chances are if you had to identify things that stress you out, you could name about 20 in just a few minutes.  But what about the opposite?  What are the things that help you feel safe and secure?  What are the cues of safety you notice around you right now?  I’m talking about the concept

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How your phone can actually help your mental health.

  Posted On:  February 12, 2023

Usually when we look at our phone it can prompt a stress response. The emails, messages, shocking news, or tasks can cause our nervous system to instantly go into high alert. It’s time to shift that energy to something good and use our phone to help our mental health. We start by going to the

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Calm your thoughts with your body

  Posted On:  October 4, 2022

It is easier to calm your thoughts with your body than to calm your body with your thoughts.     Often, there is an idea that we can think our way in or out of feelings.  However, the automatic systems in our bodies are way more powerful than the thought process. So the next time you

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Why deep breaths are not always helpful.

  Posted On:  September 22, 2022

Have you ever had someone tell you to ‘take a deep breath‘ and it didn’t help?  There is a fundamental reason why. When you experience acute stress your body releases cortisol, norepinephrine, and increases your oxygen intake. This creates an imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide which contributes to feeling shaky, dizzy, light headed, and

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Stress and Anxiety are natural…sort of

  Posted On:  March 10, 2022

Stress and anxiety may seem like the least natural thing you are feeling these days but it is not only natural, it’s even healthy at times. When you feel stress or anxiety, it is a part of the fight or flight response to perceiving a threat.  The purpose in this heightened state is to increase

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