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”


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”

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”

Dealing With Loneliness

Feeling lonely every once in a while is totally normal.  This feeling should pass and when it doesn’t we need to take action to help ourselves feel better.  Know that loneliness is a choice.  We can choose to feel lonely or do something about it.  If we change the way we look at our situationContinue reading “Dealing With Loneliness”

A Stress Test

During this time of living through a contentious election and a pandemic, many of us are feeling overwhelmed and stressed.  This will have a negative affect on our bodies if we do not try and relieve the stress.   Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event orContinue reading “A Stress Test”

Want Vs. Need

In our society we use these two terms interchangeably all the time.  The difference between a want and a need is important to recognize. Want – may be described as to have a desire to possess or do something. Need – when you require something because it is necessary rather than just a desire.  ThisContinue reading “Want Vs. Need”

Easy Does It

Each day we are all faced with challenging situations of one kind or another.  Some days are more difficult than others, but no matter what the situation, we should always try and take life easy.  In other words, you should try and quiet your mind and live in the present moment. “The first step towardsContinue reading “Easy Does It”

Heart, Head, Body, and Soul

A person who is seeking self-actualization, is someone who tries to focus on their heart, head, body and soul. Integrating and growing these four areas, our emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual selves is a goal for many people. To develop our heart, or emotional selves, we need to develop our ability to work with otherContinue reading “Heart, Head, Body, and Soul”

Silence is Golden

Stop. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Shut out the world around you. Taking time to be engulfed in quietness is all too rare in today’s world. It is by practicing silence, that we can find out who we really are.  Constant noise is a companion to modern life, with television, car radios, cellContinue reading “Silence is Golden”

Embrace Yourself

Usually we say “Brace Yourself” when we are about to give bad news to someone.  In this time of pandemic and quarantine, you may need to “Embrace Yourself.”  Some benefits of embracing: Builds a sense of safety Strengthens our immune system Boosts self-esteem Builds trust Communicates love Embracing or hugging increases oxytocin and serotonin levelsContinue reading “Embrace Yourself”