Category Archives: Self Care

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Cultivate a spring state of mind!

  It has been a long cold winter, but spring is here at long last.  What better time to do a quick overhaul on your mental health.  Here are some quick ways to increase your optimism, move from negative, self … Continue reading

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What do I wish to cultivate more of in my life?

Happy February!  We are well into the new year, and resolutions may have faded, however it is never too late to ask this question.  Ponder what you wish for in your life, and then evaluation how you are inviting whatever … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Holiday Sanity

Juggling work and family?   The stress of the holidays is fully upon us. With stress comes irritability, exhaustion, overwhelm, lower immunity and higher susceptibility to sickness. In addition, stress affects our mood and can tarnish the joy of the holidays, … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Action

On practicing gratitude: I recently notices some sneaky “should” thinking that I had not even been aware of.  I was filling out a life satisfaction survey online, and noticed hesitation when deciding what bubble to mark.  I was feeling like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb

It is Fall in the Pacific Northwest, and those who were able to stave off depression during the summer months, may be struggling as daylight hours decrease, temperatures drop, and winter weather commences.  Depression can feel like a downward spiral, … Continue reading

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mother’s day whack a mole

So the other day, I had the very rare opportunity to read a book for more then five minutes.  My husband was sick, and after running around all day with my daughter, I then took my son to baseball practice. … Continue reading

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Why we all need a village!

This week our family village was reminded of the tenuous line between life and not life. One of my closest friends, who has same age kids as mine, experienced a medical crisis, that escalated quickly and unexpectedly to life threatening … Continue reading

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Are you taking it personally?

Can you remember a time when you took what someone said personally? You spent a whole bunch of time, energy, and emotion on how you felt slighted, what you wish you had said, and what you were going to do … Continue reading

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Welcome 2015

2014 has been quite a challenging year for my family.   I will leave it at that, but we are all ready to embrace the New Year, to refocus on our intentions and build on what we learned from 2014. … Continue reading

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Practicing Mindfulness- Living in the Dialectic

Mindfulness isn’t about being happy all the time. It’s about accepting the moment we are in and feeling whatever we feel without trying to judge, criticize, resist, or control it. Focusing too much on happiness or the expectation of happiness, can … Continue reading

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