Understanding Mental Health

Mental health refers to your social, emotional, and psychological well-being.  While your mental health can be impacted by certain things you cannot control (e.g., family history, life experiences, genes, brain chemistry), you can control how well you look after your mental health.  “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Continue reading “Understanding Mental Health”

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

With the approaching holiday season, we are all faced with some pretty big decisions.  The most pressing one being, “Do we spend the time with our loved ones or remain in quarantine?” “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed ofContinue reading “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”

First Things First

The saying “First Things First” has been used by many people in many ways.  The general meaning of it is to prioritize what you need to do, putting the most important thing at the top of the list and working your way down to the least important.  Sometimes this list is only two items long. Continue reading “First Things First”

Finding Our Purpose

Our purpose is what gives our life meaning.  How do we want to contribute to this world.  Purpose can be your job or career but for many, this is not where we find our purpose in life.  Some people find their purpose in spirituality, but it is deeper than that too.   “It’s not enoughContinue reading “Finding Our Purpose”

Alignment

I am sure when some people read the title of this blog, they will think it’s going to be about auto mechanics, but they will be wrong.  While it is important to make sure the tires on your car are in alignment, I want to discuss your life being in alignment.   Being in alignmentContinue reading “Alignment”

Feel Your Joy

Some of us may find it hard to remember the last time we felt joy.  These times are very difficult for so many of us and it is easy to dwell on the negative and not focus on the glimpses of happiness and joy in our lives. Focus on the journey, not the destination. JoyContinue reading “Feel Your Joy”

Protect Each Other

This idea of protecting each other used to be something we thought about only in our immediate relationships – family and friends. The importance of protecting strangers is an alien idea. Friends do everything they can to protect each other.  Madeleine L’Engle In the past, it was rare for there to be any expectation forContinue reading “Protect Each Other”

One Day At A Time

Most people know the saying “One Day At A Time” but you may not know it is associated with Alcoholics Anonymous.  This saying offers encouragement and hope to people keeping their focus on 24 hours.  It focuses on the importance of being grateful for sobriety in this day.  It represents the importance of  living eachContinue reading “One Day At A Time”

Progress Not Perfection

In order to focus on attaining a happy and healthy life, it is important to pay attention to the progress we make toward our goals and not expect perfection along the way. Every one of us, when attempting to realize a new goal, starts off with enthusiasm and drive.  Our motivation is high and weContinue reading “Progress Not Perfection”

Feeling Overwhelmed

The majority of people in the best of times feel overwhelmed with life from time to time.  Take into consideration what we are all dealing with during this pandemic, and that number increases dramatically.  “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” Zig Ziglar When we feelContinue reading “Feeling Overwhelmed”