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!
Wise Heart Wisdom
“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?
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