Ridding Resentment

Getting our feelings hurt is nearly unavoidable in a relationship. We are all different and imperfect and bound to make mistakes, even towards those we love. As a result, frustration, aggravation and annoyance are emotions that we might experience from time to time. However, these or other negative emotions that are unusually intense or frequent…

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Relationship Resolutions

It’s the connections we have with others that give our lives purpose, meaning and joy.  It follows that when we struggle in our relationships, we struggle, period.  Conflict or disconnect from those who are important to us may leave us feeling angry, sad, anxious or unsettled.  As we can’t control other people, we can easily…

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Small Changes = Better You In 2018

When we think of ringing in the New Year, we also think about the resolutions we should make.  “What can I improve?” or “How can I become a better version of myself?” are questions we may ask ourselves.  For many of us, finding better physical health is at the top of our list.  While we…

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To Divorce or Not to Divorce:  3 Questions

Ending a relationship can be scary, especially a marriage.  Some people find they become stuck in an emotional “tug of war,” alternating between desperation and hope.  Others are completely overwhelmed with the magnitude of what is involved.  If you are considering the possibility of a divorce, but are struggling with your decision, consider your answers…

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Stay Mindful During the Holidays

Homemade cookies and pies, cool crisp air and delicious decadent eggnog… the holidays are here.  It is the time of year to celebrate with family and friends.  Unfortunately, for so many, it’s a time of over-eating and over-indulging.  However, this year can be different if you choose to put yourself and your health first.  You…

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The Three “R’s

You lost that big deal you have been working on, the dog ran away and your kids are fighting.  Ugh!  We typically describe a “bad day” as one that is stressful, overwhelming and filled with difficult problems to solve.  We all have those chaotic and yes, crazy days.  The first step is to “R” recognize…

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The Blame Game

We’ve all been there.   Someone says or does something to upset us and before we know it, we’ve written an entire case proving their guilt and condemning them (at least in our head).   When we feel wronged, it’s easy to follow the quasi-logical path towards blame.  It seems to make sense…  If I’m hurt, then…

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Are You Finding Movement in Your Life?

A body at rest stays at rest…a body in motion stays in motion. Exercise and movement in daily life are so important for both your physical and mental health.  Physical activity gives you more energy and reduces stress.  Exercise gets your blood flowing, which carries oxygen throughout your body and is very healing.  Since our…

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7 Solutions for Sugar Cravings

Sugar Craving Solution #1:  Check Your Water Intake Sounds crazy, but sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration.  Drink a full glass of water, wait five minutes and then see if you still have the craving.  Also, too much caffeine mimics a blood sugar crash – you’re high for a bit but then you…

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Simple Tips for Starting a Meditation Practice

Most people are a little intimidated at the idea of starting a meditation practice.  It’s always hard to try something new, but the truth is that meditation may be simpler than you think.  Here are three tips that can make daily meditation possible. #1  USE AN APP:  People have been meditating for thousands of years,…

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