Have you heard the term “mindfulness” before? Ever wondered what this might mean or how you might practice mindfulness?
Are you on email inbox overload? Email is a very useful tool for communication when used appropriately, but it can also be overwhelming because of the volume of emails received.
Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.
From time to time, I can’t help but define my life as a “mess”. With everything that goes on in our lives – from work, kids, school, anxiety, relationships, personal perceptions, etc. – it’s hard not to.
Talk about a positive perk: By cultivating a spirit of gratitude, you actually end up with more to be thankful for.
Summer is here and vacations are something to look forward to. Vacation, or even a stay-cation, is the perfect way to de-stress, unwind, relax, and sometimes indulge.
Some days I feel so overwhelmed I think my brain might catch on fire. I know you have felt the same way. It happens on those days when you have way too much going on and you find yourself mentally juggling all the things you must do, should do, and want to do.
One of my very favorite quotes is by the great Milton Berle. He said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” The first time I came across it I was floored by the simple truth of it.
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” –Bob Kerrey
The Christmas season is such a joyous time, except when it’s not. We say to one another, “Peace on Earth and Good Tidings to All,” yet for many this time of year is the most hectic and emotionally unsettling.
I was at a luncheon last week and Christmas décor was in full effect… 10 days BEFORE Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are my favorite time of year, but it seems like people are skipping right over Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas.
Maybe this question has been on your mind: Can my mental state affect my physical health?
Have you ever asked someone for something and they gave you an excuse that doesn’t really hold water?
Working in Health and Wellness, we often hear many excuses about why people cannot make healthy changes. The number one excuse seems to be: “I don’t have time!”
Every year around Halloween I go through a moral dilemma. It’s not a battle between my Christian faith and the fact that Halloween began as a pagan holiday (already worked through that one). It’s not about whether or not I am going to let my kids pick out their costumes. It’s not even deciding which fall festival, trunk or treat, or costume party I’m going to have to pass on this year.
Work, school, kids, homework, finances, family, friends, or just stress about all your stress – you are stressed. Stress is almost impossible to avoid in this crazy, busy world in which we live.
If that is the case, it is important to determine ways to handle stress that will maintain productivity, effectiveness, and your personal life.