Take time to fill your own cup first

I recently saw an interview with inspirational speaker, life coach, tv personality, and lawyer Iyanla Vanzant in which she said “My cup runneth over; what’s in the cup is mine and what overflows is yours.” She was talking on the importance of taking care of yourself, creating healthy boundaries, and making self care a top […]

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it”

Happy New Year! With every new year comes a feeling of determination and a spirit of new-ness. When I was growing up, on days that I would stay home from school sick, nothing brought me more comfort than watching the “Anne of Green Gables” movies. Long before the days of binge watching on Netflix, I […]

Amp up your mindfulness and gratitude muscles

Another new year is quickly approaching and as we draw to the end of 2017 most of us already have our attention focused on our New Year’s Resolutions and intentions for self-improvement. Whether it’s losing weight, starting a new career path, or putting away more money in savings, we all have our eyes on some […]

Make “Peace Begins With Me” Your Mantra

We are all familiar with the lyrics of that old holiday tune “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” but with so much unrest, political debate, acts of terrorism, and war torn lands all around the globe and pumped into our homes via television news outlets, it’s sometimes hard to […]

Let go of the stress of expectations

When we really desire a certain outcome, we cling to the idea of how we think it should work out in our mind. We cling so tightly to the idea of what we want, that we leave no wiggle room for any other possible outcome; and, when things don’t pan out exactly as we want […]

It’s official we are now in the full Holiday swing

Well it’s official! December has greeted us and we are now in full Holiday swing. As the shopping, parties, and general festivities pile up on our already busy schedules there is a very good chance that your stress levels could begin to rise. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a long laundry list […]

Do you have any stand out Holiday memories?

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we’re in the full swing of the holiday season? I remember one year at Christmas time, my Mom had re-married and something that she wanted us to do as a family (to help build a bond between my new step-dad and myself) was to […]

Make your Thanksgiving celebration more enjoyable

“In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President […]

Don’t lose sight of the joy of the holiday season

Can you believe the Holiday Season is already upon us? As we move into this season that is supposed to be cheerful and joyous many of us experience a great deal of stress. Instead of experiencing the holidays as the fun filled ‘most wonderful time of the year’ that it’s advertised to be, we can […]

Schedule some ‘fun’ time into your day

There is nothing more therapeutic than a good laugh; a deep belly clutching, can hardly catch our breath kind of laugh. So many times during the course of our busy days we get caught up in our lists of ‘to dos’ and ‘deadlines’ that we totally cut off all streams of joy into our life […]