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 »

How to Find Peace in a Noisy World

Am I the only one that does this? I open a new tab in a browser to go to a website and I’m immediately distracted by the cute Google Doodle. I click on it to learn more, which is exactly what they knew I’d do. In so doing, I completely forget my reason for opening… Read more »

Perfectionism

Way too often there seems to be a celebration of perfectionism in the US and many other countries. We tend to equate being perfect or performing perfectly as a measure of our worth or success. Perfectionism is on the rise. I’m a recovering perfectionist myself! Sadly, reports show that perfectionists, even when they are successful,… 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 caregiving career. Some of us are caregivers at home or in our communities. Some do all three! It’s no wonder why over time we become emotionally and physically exhausted, sick, or… Read more »

Overwhelm Part Two

Response to my “Feeling Overwhelmed?” blog post has been, well, overwhelming. 😉 I’m glad the step-by-step approach was helpful and thanks for your follow-up questions. I wanted to go a little deeper in this post about a question I received from several readers just in case you have the same question. In the last post,… Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed?

This has been a wonderfully busy month spent learning new things about self-publishing a book, keeping it moving along in the process, meeting with new and returning clients, juggling communications for speaking engagements, and meeting with my own coaches. Yes, I still have coaches, because we’re all a work in progress. I’ve also been on… Read more »

The First Thing You Need To Know About Relieving Stress

Now that you’ve researched and downloaded the tools you need to help reduce stress in your life, you’re all set to let go of all that stress. You’ve read about the methods to see how they work and you’ve listened to the audios (promising to actually practice them when you really need them) and now… Read more »

It’s Easy to Relax in Paradise!

You know the saying “It’s easy to be a guru on a mountain top”? How about this one: “It’s easy to relax in paradise”? 🙂 While I haven’t been able to establish guru status on a remote mountain somewhere, I have recently found myself unexpectedly in paradise in Bali! First, I am thankful. Bali has… 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 »

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 »