I Can’t Release This Stress

Living in a chronic state of stress doesn’t feel good. It affects our short- and long-term health, immune response, eating patterns and digestion, relationships, and sleep; it affects everything. If there’s a way out of the stressful situation, we’ll usually take it. I heard from a client that she wasn’t regularly practicing the simple stress-relief… Read more »

Another Trip Around the Sun

This week I celebrated my birthday. I’m thankful that I’ve survived this past year, that I am safe and healthy. I’m thankful my 3-member pod includes my sister-in-law Deb who is not only an incredible nature photographer but also an amazing chef. I’m thankful that leftover cake for breakfast has no calories and that I… Read more »

Holidays 2020

Without a doubt, this year has been one of the biggest challenges most of us have ever endured. And now we need to face this normally joyous holiday season, courageously finding ways to compromise while still finding happiness and hope for the future. We’ve all been shouldering extraordinary stress for almost a year, some more… Read more »

Calming Fear and Finding Hope

There’s no question that times are tough right now for the whole planet. All the Fears The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world forever. We’ve lost so, so many people to the virus and many who survived the infection are fighting long-term debilitating symptoms, all while people argue about the very existence of this… Read more »

Invite Happiness

Happiness is something we’d all enjoy a little more of. We naturally want to feel better and to experience more joy, contentment, and pleasure. Happiness is the feeling that overall, life is good. It’s the feeling that causes a spontaneous smile to grace our face. You Can Increase Your Happiness One enjoyable activity that I’ve… Read more »

Creating a Habit for Good

One of my favorite things is getting an email or a phone call from one of my clients saying, “You know, these tools are really working for me now!” Invariably it comes after a week or two of trying a new breathing technique or practicing a specific EFT Tapping method. At first, the comments I… Read more »

Compassion Fatigue

Many of us are natural caregivers, nurturers, helpers; it’s what we do and it’s who we are. Some of us use our skills in a care-giving career. Some of us are caregivers at home or in our communities. Some do all three! It’s no wonder that over time we become emotionally and physically exhausted, sick,… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

We are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from one day to the next. We sleep better under specific conditions, enjoy some foods better than others, have different rituals we follow, laugh at different things, and show love in different ways.… Read more »

Super Stress Buster Plus

The American Institute of Stress (AIS) reports that there is one “Super Stress Buster” that allows our relaxation response to settle right in. It is highly recommended for everyone, including children. You can use it anywhere, it is super easy to do, and it’s even free. What is this Super Stress Buster? Just take 10… Read more »

The EFT Basic Recipe

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also called Tapping, is an easy-to-learn self-help tool. Let’s talk about how you can start using it today. Here’s a quick “basic recipe” you can follow to help with just about any bothersome issue. (This is a long-ish post and it just touches the surface of Tapping. If you still have… Read more »