It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life … Continue reading The Paradox of Positive Thinking
If you've ever been in a negativity spiral, it can feel like an emotional tailspin. But how can we break that cycle? Believe it or not, self-compassion and self-kindness begins to meeting some of our most integral human needs: One of which is to contribute to society and make a difference. Watch my video to … Continue reading Combating negativity with human kindness
Asking for help for me is like the tongue-in-cheek stereotype of the man refusing to ask for directions. I actually get why men do it. It is so much more gratifying for me to be able to complete a task or "mission impossible" on my own without outside intervention. To ask for help indicates that … Continue reading Do you dread asking for help?
Breathing can help prolong your life. Well, especially when you combine it with meditation. In an age where we are constantly multi-tasking, plugged in, inundated with images, facts and emails and enduring constant over-stimulation, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted and a little frayed at the edges each day. And when you have added stress, it can … Continue reading Can meditation reverse anxiety and low self-esteem?
Spring cleaning does a lot more than clear away dust bunnies. It can contribute to our health, both physically and mentally. Here are some reasons why cleaning could help keep you moving toward your goals and make you happier in the long run! https://youtu.be/kl7DTHtWW1Q Want more great tips and free stuff? Sign up … Continue reading Spring cleaning: Good for your mind & body
Two weeks ago, my husband and I moved our kitchen trash can. It didn't seem like a big issue at the time. For five years, I had it stored away behind the pantry door. While it's in the kitchen, technically, it serves as the main garbage receptacle for our home. I had picked the pantry because … Continue reading Who moved my trash?
Do you feel frustrated about how difficult it is to find other people that you have something in common with? That “get” you, or you can truly connect with? Your "tribe", so to speak? It’s actually not as hard as you might think. And as I rediscovered this past week, it’s as easy as following … Continue reading Find your tribe by following your heart
I get it, we all have busy lives. And a huge part of that busy-ness is emails, Skype meetings, connecting with people on LinkedIn, social media... but have we forgotten how to connect with people in-person? Watch my video above, and get some basic tips on how to start reconnecting in today's digital age! And … Continue reading Easy ways to connect with others
There's no better way to wake up on a dark, cloudy morning than a cup of tea! And I loved today's little message on my teabag tag: "Connect." I know when I've felt the most depressed, angry, or alone, most of the time I was lacking the very thing that can turn things around - … Continue reading Connection: One tool for self-healing
After 33 years of living life, I've learned that being and staying healthy in mind and body is a never-ending balancing act. This is a moment that I get off my soapbox as a wellness mentor and talk to you, woman-to-woman and tell you something I've learned recently. I have a very personal example. Hello world, … Continue reading How healthy living includes dragonslaying