2023, Your Year of Creativity

Do you view yourself as creative? In 6th grade my art teacher, who knew my mother well, remarked to me during one fateful class, “You just aren’t creative like your mother is.” An art teacher confusing creativity with the ability to draw! I didn’t realize his mistake (on many levels), and my mistake in internalizing … Continued

Grateful for Change

As Heraclitus famously said “the only constant is change.” We should be getting pretty good at dealing with change by now, right? Well, no. I mean, it is challenging when you are faced with different changes every day. So this is a life long pursuit- gracefully working with changes. With intentional awareness and practice, we … Continued

October Overwhelm

I have been quite a few conversations this week with people who are feeling overwhelmed. The definition of overwhelm found online: “bury or drown beneath a huge mass” and “defeat completely.” It doesn’t sound so good when we apply those definitions to our lives! Whoa. My goal today is to remind you of a few, … Continued

Mental Health is Your Mental Wealth

Your mental health is everything. October 3-9 is Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental Health Day is October 10th. I like to highlight it at this time because this is a subject that affects all of us. All of us living in this world must be aware of and take care of our mental health- … Continued

For Your Optimal Health- Weave In The Fun!

Maybe it’s the time of year- August- that makes me think it’s time for fun! Growing up, knowing there were a few weeks left before back to school, the pressure was on (in a good way) to have as much fun as possible in the warmth of summer. We played in the woods, making things … Continued

Important To Do: Fail & Make Mistakes

I’m on my soap box this week because I have seen and heard a lot this past week about fear of failure and people not wanting to own their mistakes. Let’s start with fear of failure first. John Maxwell taught me MANY years ago now to replace the word fail with learn. He believes there … Continued

Have You Been Celebrating?

Or have you been celebrating enough? Celebration is a necessary part of a happy, fulfilling, fully lived life. In fact, beyond the surface level of the good feelings it brings, there is another really fascinating piece. When you are working on changing habits, celebrating when you follow through on the action(s) you are committed to … Continued

Positive emotions, growth and your freedom!

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Dr. Susan David This week kicks off my well being series where over the next six weeks I will cover the domains of well being and I invite … Continued

Effortful to Effortless

Just for review- the definition of effort– a vigorous or determined attempt. This month of March I have been talking about choosing a challenge, taking effort you are using in areas that are not benefitting you in any good way and diverting it to the challenge and looking forward to creating more energy both by … Continued

Align Your Mind for Enjoyment and Clarity!

Positivity is really a good way to go! It’s healthy and just plain helps you to enjoy your life better. You’ve heard it before, but it is more crucial now than ever before. The world is full of negativity – did you know that? Yup, we don’t have to go looking for it- it just … Continued