"Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back, the only path to serenity.” ―Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching This quote most likely resonates with most of us. Yet, we continue to walk around, whether we know it or not, seeking approval. Am I good enough? Likeable enough? Pretty enough? Thin enough? Am I dressed right? What about my hair? What if someone does not approve of you? What if they shun you for being diffe … [Read more...] about You Are Not Broken
And it's not over yet! Whew! Are you feeling it? That collective sigh of relief because we're almost out of this disaster of a year - 2020! Yet still, many are finding themselves struggling with unhealthy habits that either began or were expanded while trying to cope with these emotional times. Many have lost loved ones, jobs, group and social interactions, and community events. If you find yourself in one of these situations...perhaps you want to quit smoking, lose weight, or … [Read more...] about 2020 – What a Year!
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." -- Nelson Mandela Are there people and events taking up space in your mind rent free? More than likely, the answer is YES for most of us. But, how and why does this happen? When we hold anger or resentment with someone or something from our past, these things keep getting our attention. It usually happens when least expected. We’ll hear, smell, or experience something that triggers us to recall that situat … [Read more...] about Unlock the Door to Freedom
Believe it or not, many famous people also suffer from Social Anxiety. Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears, and Adele are a few celebrities who have admitted having this condition. The issue with Social Anxiety is that you feel like you are the only one in the entire world who is suffering with it -- in other words, you feel alone. You are not alone! In fact, Social Anxiety affects some 15 million American adults and usually starts in our teen … [Read more...] about Social Anxiety – Does it keep you from enjoying life?
Do you dread the cold, dark, and dreary days of winter? For many this is not a problem, but for others it is a time where they just “make it through.” Just like we winterize our cars in preparation for the cold, some of us need to prepare our brains (and body) for the coming winter. We need to "winterize" our brains. First of all, it's a great idea to remember that this is only a small part of the year and it will pass. Find ways to bring life into this time before … [Read more...] about Winterize Your Brain
Happy Spring Time, Happy Easter Bunny Time, and Happy Day Light Savings Time! And Happy Birthday to me! Yup, this month I turn the decade calendar over to 7! And I feel great, and excited because I am offering you something for your belly. You know our belly is a very important part of us because it is the home of our second brain – our gut brain. You may have heard a bit about your gut brain. John Hopkins Medicine wrote an article about your “second brain” and its connection to anxiety, s … [Read more...] about Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief!