Priorities

Are you a list maker? I love lists. I keep lists of tasks and to-do items, in both electronic and paper form. And I love crossing things off my lists and marking them as complete. If you’re a list person, you know that feeling of satisfaction. I also prioritize items on my list. Items on… Read more »

The Night Before Work Blues

Quite a few folks work a typical Monday through Friday shift at various professions and enjoy weekends off. Others work weekend shifts with different days off during the week, maybe even having to rotate days off. But regardless of work schedule, there is often that dreaded moment when it hits: I have to go to… Read more »

Stealth Technique…

…for those awkward situations when you really need to tap to relieve some stress but you don’t feel comfortable doing that in front of others. Remember that EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Notice that’s plural, because there are quite a few of these amazing techniques we can use. Let’s learn two very simple methods… Read more »

Mindful Movement

Over the past month or so we managed to take all the ‘stuff’ from almost 1700 square feet of living space, mindfully sort it into piles of things to donate or sell, things to give away to friends and family, things to throw away, and finally things needed to live that will fit into just… Read more »

Tapping Through Times of Change

Ever heard the expression “the only thing that is constant is change?” Well, I am living with that particular constant right now. Changes have saturated my life the past 2 months. Most of the changes are good, some of them less so. But good or bad, change creates stress. Yes, even good changes create stress!… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

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

EFT – The Next Generation

A few weeks ago I had the honor of speaking with an unexpectedly large group of pre-school teachers as part of their continuing education. I was one of three speakers that evening, with the other two speakers providing information and activities about nutrition and how teachers can motivate their students to move more and to… Read more »

Now More Than Ever…

The other afternoon I was feeling quite dazed and confused for several reasons. We’ve been living in a cloud of smoke for over a week due to the terrible fires in the forests and mountains near us. The drought we’re experiencing has resulted in low lake levels and a blanket of dry, crisp leaves and… Read more »

One Stress At A Time…

Last weekend I had the honor of playing music with beautiful and awesome friends for a weekend-long event. The main band hired for the event is internationally known and has been tops in their field for a long, long time. Intimidated? Yes I was. Did I Tap? You bet I did. Often. I tackled each… Read more »