Like most of you, I was horrified to witness what happened to our Capitol this past week. Because of manipulated and hateful rhetoric by a narcissus and his cronies, we have witnessed for the first time in American history the transfer of power being interrupted by gangs and hoodlums. Because of this, 5 souls have lost their lives. These are dark times, indeed. And yes, this all has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that our country is divided. However, I cannot believe that this is the end … [Read more...] about Healing After National Trauma
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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
Listen as your day unfolds Challenge what the future holds Try and keep your head up to the sky Lovers, they may cause you tears Go ahead, release your fears Stand up and be counted Don't be ashamed to cry Song by Des’ree https://youtu.be/pO40TcKa_5U As we navigate, in our own individual way, all that is happening in the world around us, we may feel a tinge of hopelessness. According to authors Scioli and Biller in their book, Hope in the Age of Anxie … [Read more...] about HOPE
Some days are just a "one piece in the puzzle kind of day"! A client was sitting on the couch in front of me. She sighed and said, “Some days are just a one piece in the puzzle kind of day!” I laughed out loud – what a wonderful metaphor. I could totally wrap my brain around the concept. I also loved that it felt successful. Even if you only accomplish one thing in a day, that one thing can be mighty significant. The concept came to her as she navigated her way through a series of li … [Read more...] about One Piece in the Puzzle
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?