30-Day Blog Impressions

Wow, I can’t believe today is the last day of my 30-day blog. I know some days I was counting down how many more I had to write, but here I am on the last day. So, what did I learn about this experience? First, it was very interesting to me to see the synchronicities… Continue reading 30-Day Blog Impressions

Taking Action When Burdens are Overwhelming

I know it can be hard to stay positive when life’s challenges are overwhelming. It can feel insurmountable and your brain will want to take you to all the worst case scenarios. Keeping yourself in future thinking and buying into cognitive distortions, like all-or-nothing or black and white thinking, can hinder your ability to problem… Continue reading Taking Action When Burdens are Overwhelming

Break Down Your Walls and Open Yourself to Love

We have all gotten hurt in relationships at some point in our life, and many have felt the sting of rejection. This can be from parents, friends, or lovers. As a result, people put up an invisible wall around themselves in order to protect themselves from getting hurt. They completely close off their heart from… Continue reading Break Down Your Walls and Open Yourself to Love

Introverts Need Alone Time

Extroverts come alive by being around other people. Introverts, on the other hand, need to be by themselves in order to recharge. If you’re an introvert and not getting some much needed alone time, you will likely be feeling overwhelmed, taxed, and emotional. Being alone is a beautiful practice to have. It is a time… Continue reading Introverts Need Alone Time

Life Would be Empty and Harsher Without Friends

Many people are self-reliant and able to take care of their needs. As we become adults, and for some even younger, we learn how to take care of ourselves, find a job, budget, pay bills, solve problems, and manage crises. It’s great and important to be independent, take care of yourself, meet your own needs,… Continue reading Life Would be Empty and Harsher Without Friends

Finding Your Spiritual Compass

What is your spiritual compass? Where do you turn to to understand your circumstances and to find meaning in your life’s journey? In order words, what are your spiritual beliefs? If don’t have any, why not? What is stopping you from connecting beyond yourself to God, Source, Creator, or Universe for answers and support? When… Continue reading Finding Your Spiritual Compass

Miscommunication is a Given

Miscommunication happens so frequently that people have no idea the other person is thinking something completely different than what they said. Words are tricky. Why? Because words have various meanings and when you put them together in a certain way in a sentence they again can have immeasurable meanings for another person. This happens because… Continue reading Miscommunication is a Given

When a Need to Escape Turns Into an Addiction

When life sometimes feels so overwhelming and demanding, we can easily be pulled into the dark; wanting to be free to release ourselves from the suffering. We can be tempted by those things that seem like a reprieve, a way to relax, and de-stress. In actuality, it is a means to escape the pain by… Continue reading When a Need to Escape Turns Into an Addiction

Putting Yourself First is Essential

Why do you not choose yourself first? This is the question I often ask my clients who tell me how they are overwhelmed, irritable, can barely get out of bed, and find housework inundating. They are constantly doing things for everyone else. They are people pleasers, and they can’t say no. They have no boundaries.… Continue reading Putting Yourself First is Essential

Grief and Loss – It Sneaks Up on You When You Least Expect It

Have you ever gone about your life and everything is great and then boom you’re inexplicably in a shit storm of sadness and the weight is pulling you into the deepest recesses of despair? Sometimes the weight can feel so heavy that any forward movement feels excruciatingly painful and impossible. That is grief and loss!… Continue reading Grief and Loss – It Sneaks Up on You When You Least Expect It