Motivation: Keeping Your Resolutions Alive

We often jump into the New Year full of good intentions and resolutions. But sometime around February, those intentions seem to diminish. If you find your motivation waning again this year, don’t let it. Motivation is essential to achieving goals and to leading a healthy lifestyle. To maintain motivation, figure out what you want, powerContinue reading “Motivation: Keeping Your Resolutions Alive”

New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

The New Year brings an opportunity to take a fresh look at issues we’ve been wrestling with and a chance to tackle them again. Here are a few suggestions for some achievable goals for the new year: The No. 1 New Year’s resolution in any year is getting in shape: There is no real mysteryContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions to Consider”

New Year Nutrition

If better nutrition is part of your New Year’s resolution, keep in mind that the way you eat can often be as important as what you eat. Eating should be natural, healthy and pleasurable. But in our diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming and guilt-inducing instead. The cure? Mindful eating. Mindful eating is aboutContinue reading “New Year Nutrition”

Self-Care Through The Winter

Are you worried about making it through the winter without gaining weight? With so much stress these days, overeating may be a significant issue for many of us.  Taking a sensible, balanced approach to food temptations is the best way to avoid weight gain throughout the season.  “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that thisContinue reading “Self-Care Through The Winter”

Dealing With Sorrow and Mourning

As we watch the number of Covid-19 deaths increase daily, unfortunately many of us are dealing with the grief that comes along with losing a loved one.  We are also all managing the grief that is associated with not being with our family and friends as we would like.   This grief is especially difficultContinue reading “Dealing With Sorrow and Mourning”

The Blame Game

It sometimes seems that a natural human reaction when we feel criticized or we make a mistake is to blame someone or something else.  Our ego finds it hard to accept that the error is ours. On the other hand, are people who blame themselves for everything that happens, with no evidence that the responsibilityContinue reading “The Blame Game”

Think Marathon, Not Sprint

These days with everything that is going on with Covid-19, quarantine, and our government, it would not be unusual for you to be feeling overwhelmed.  Add to this our own personal challenges, and most of us feel confused as to how to move forward.  Our problems, both real and imagined, can inundate us. So much,Continue reading “Think Marathon, Not Sprint”

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love, quite simply, is love without strings attached. It’s love you offer freely. It is not based on getting something in return.  You simply love them and want nothing more than the other person’s happiness. Unconditional love can be between a parent and child, friends, or lovers. A dog will teach you unconditional love.Continue reading “Unconditional Love”

Depression or Sadness?

We all go through times when we feel down or unhappy.  During this time of Covid-19, it is totally expected that we would be feeling particularly sorrowful, sad, or despondent.  These feelings will hopefully be temporary and we can expect to feel better.   Depression, however, means consistent, overwhelming feelings of sadness and hopelessness.  TheseContinue reading “Depression or Sadness?”

Dealing With Anxiety and Fears

You could be having the most peaceful day and suddenly it is upended by bad news or a bad situation happening to you.  This happens to each of us at some time or another throughout our life.  Some anxiety is a natural part of life.  There are events happening all the time that cause usContinue reading “Dealing With Anxiety and Fears”