Everything Will Be Okay

The events in Washington, D.C. yesterday have us all feeling shaken and unsure. In our wildest imagination, we never would have thought such violence and outrageous behavior was possible in our capital.  We wonder if our democracy will ever be the same.  We wonder if we will be okay. I gave myself permission to feelContinue reading “Everything Will Be Okay”

Focus on Others

We put on the news and we are inundated with negativity.  Stories of death and illness, unemployment and homelessness, anger and violence.  Scientists and doctors telling us how important it is for us to control this virus.  Knowing it is the right thing to do, it is still very difficult to heed their advice andContinue reading “Focus on Others”

Our Inner Critic

All of us have the voice inside our heads that guide us in our behaviors.  I call the negative naysayer voice my “inner critic.”  The inner critic can be that voice that tells you that you are bad, wrong, inadequate, worthless, or guilty.  The voice that makes you doubt your ability to attain your goals,Continue reading “Our Inner Critic”

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

We should all have a comfort zone.  A place where we feel safe physically, emotionally, and psychologically.  It is important for our peace of mind that we have this space to be free from worry and stress.   Just as having a comfort zone is critical in our lives, stepping out of your comfort zoneContinue reading “Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone”

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”

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”

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”

Social Media and Mental Health

While social media can benefit us in our lives by helping us connect to other people, it can also have some negative effects on our mental health.   Many times we tend to compare our life to that of someone we follow, and feel as if we fall short.  The important thing to remember isContinue reading “Social Media and Mental Health”

Our Reactions to Storms

We are all faced with times where a storm is predicted for the area where we live.  It may be a blizzard, tornado, hurricane, or tropical storm.  When this happens, many times we feel fear and anxiety.  This causes strong emotions that we need to address. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your bestContinue reading “Our Reactions to Storms”