Relax

There is so much going on in the world around us that the state of our mind can become overwhelmed.  Know that peace of mind is only a matter of your deciding that you want it.  You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. Your mind will answerContinue reading “Relax”

Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day

February is American Heart Month.  The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. Since then, the president has annually declared February as American Heart Month. Since Valentine’s Day has us thinking of candy hearts, it’s a great opportunity to take care ofContinue reading “Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day”

New Year, New You

Once you have decided on a New Year’s resolution, it is your job to actually implement the change into your life. While this is the most challenging part of the process, there are some things you can do to help make your resolution a reality. “No matter how hard the past, you can always beginContinue reading “New Year, New You”

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”

Emotional Eating

People are impacted by the news of the coronavirus differently, but we know emotions can be heightened and uncertain. Adding to this the fact that a large majority of people are remaining at home, constantly within steps of the refrigerator and pantry, and we have a recipe for emotional eating. Emotional eating becomes problematic whenContinue reading “Emotional Eating”

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”

Vulnerability

Vulnerability is defined as the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.  Why would any of us choose to be vulnerable?  The truth is, it is by becoming vulnerable that we enter into the most intimate of relationships, the relationship with ourselves.  It isContinue reading “Vulnerability”

Our Intention Creates Our Reality

Intentions can be defined as our designs for living.  They are purposeful, not an accidental occurrence.  Our intentions shape the choices we make in our lives. Since our intentions determine our choices, so it seems that we are our intentions. Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer There are two kinds of intentions – consciousContinue reading “Our Intention Creates Our Reality”

Detach With Love

Detaching with love is an idea that is introduced in codependency recovery groups.  It means caring enough about others to allow them to learn from their mistakes. It also means being responsible for our own welfare and making decisions without ulterior motives or the desire to control others. During this time of pandemic/quarantine, I haveContinue reading “Detach With Love”

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”