Emotions, Finance

The Year of Less

According to ValuePenguin,   the average credit card debt in America has been rising.  Furthermore, in recent years, more people have a higher debt amount than those even a decade ago. Photo credit: Supermoney.com In just the last few days I have had some major realizations on just how bad my own debt is and… Read More The Year of Less

Emotions, Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 5 American’s deal with mental health issues? 1 in 5….with suicide being in the top 10 causes of death. These numbers are staggering, especially when I am included in them. What I see as a patient and as a friend to many who also fight daily, the resources for… Read More May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Emotions

2018 – Year of Accountability

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown So many of us make resolutions every New a year and fail by the end of January (if not before).  I have in the past years talked intatead about yearly intentions… Read More 2018 – Year of Accountability

Emotions, Health

Fall Equinox: Feel the Balance

So the Fall Equinox has just passed and for me it feels like a great moment to pause and reflect. The business of summer has come to a close and the routine of fall (especially if you have school age kids) has finally taken it’s place. Night and day are essential equal and at least… Read More Fall Equinox: Feel the Balance

Emotions, Faith

Art for the Soul

  There are times in life when your soul is craving peace and validation.   These last few months I have struggled with my path and purpose.  I,in essence,put everything on hold except getting through the day to day because the thought of exploring more was paralyzing. I know in my soul I am a… Read More Art for the Soul

Emotions

Month of Positivity

I don’t know about you but February may just be my least favorite month.   Sure Valentine’s Day is thrown in there but really, shouldn’t you be showing how much you love your significant other every day not just on one day.    Plus, it’s stressful finding the perfect gift and card that’s sentimental but… Read More Month of Positivity

Emotions, Health

Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

We have an entire new year to accomplish all our goals and dreams. Even though I am not necessarily an advocate of “New Years” resolutions per se, I do think we can take advantage of all the positivity around us to discover the mind set that will carry us through the cold months until spring!… Read More Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

Emotions, Time Managmeent

7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

As we enter the season of  corporate parties and social events, many find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. Add to this the other major holiday stressor – family – and self-care becomes a necessity that is usually left out of the already packed schedules.  Here are 7 ways to prepare for the holiday season and head… Read More 7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

Emotions, essential oils, Health

5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations