Facing Your Fears

How do you describe Fear? You might use words like dread, nervous, uncertain, worried, uneasy, or anxious. Whatever you call it, the fact is we all feel fear. When you believe you  are in danger, either physical or emotional, your body responds with the biological...

Can You Accept Yourself?

How easily do you fall into the trap of being critical of yourself? How often do you compare yourself to others and fall short? Do you   believe that if you  do not “hold your feet to the fire”, you  will lose your edge and not be motivated to accomplish...

Finding Refuge

  When we struggle with the ever changing demands of life, we all need a “safe place” to retreat to- either physically or in our mind’s eye. This refuge can be seen as an escape, although it does not have to be viewed as avoiding what needs to be done. It can be...

Why Do the Dishes?

I have written many blogs about mindfulness and how being in the present moment can impact your life.. So when I read the article by Karen Maezen Miller in www.lionsroar.com the following quote really hit home for me. “ The search for meaning robs our life of meaning...

You Gotta Have Hope

  It may be feel especially challenging these days with all the uncertainty and loss to hold on to a sense of hope. Hope is based on relationships- a collaborative connection with people and your personal sense of a higher power. Dr. Anthony Scioli...

Spring into Action

It is often so much easier to just keep doing what you have always done. Taking a RISK and DARING to be different is a chance to build up that muscle of courage and resiliency. I was given this great lists of DARES for Encouragement that I want to share .See if you...

Listen To Your “Sixth Sense”

You know when you have a “sense” that something is not right? You can’t really put your finger on what exactly is wrong, but your “gut” tells you to pay attention to what is happening. This is what we call your intuition. When we are stressed or fearful, we often...

An Oldie but Goodie

Sometimes I go to my bookcase and discover an old treasure that has been nestled on the shelf for many years. Such was when I found this book ,Don’t Let Your Mind Stunt Your Growth written by Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. and published in 2000 by New Harbinger Press. ( a...

Find Your Glimmer

You experience your world through your physical body. When you are in a steady  calm state, you can connect with others and yourself.  However, when you feel threat, your body reacts and mobilizes to protect you. Your body holds on to the memories of past threatening...