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January 29, 2018

“Why would anyone choose to run?” The other day my daughter and I discussed my weekly yoga and running routine and her self-proclaimed dislike of running. This perspective of hers always makes me chuckle because she’s very athletic and actually pretty good at running –...

August 7, 2017

Why even bother with a happy place? Because it’s happy! Life can get so serious. And busy. And sometimes not-so-happy. Having a happy place (or several) helps us stay in balance, and keep in mind the things and places that bring us joy. Happy places remind us of what i...

May 22, 2017

This next blog in the alphabet series is for the letter C. I chose cultivation, but another close choice was consistency. After writing this blog it became clear to me they are closely related. In order for anything we care for to grow, be it a child, animal, plant, ar...

January 28, 2017

Smiling is an easy and inexpensive way to improve our health and wellness. Smiling is more than just an involuntary response to happiness or laughter. It’s also a mindful and powerful choice.

The choice to smile is a good one! Our brains naturally think in negative term...

January 21, 2017

I am not talking about hurtful words from verbal abuse. There is no joy in abuse. Ever. Those situations call for support and intervention.

The hurtful words I’m talking about are those from a conversation gone wrong. There’s a bit of truth in every joke, sarcastic comm...

November 16, 2016

The unexpected can throw us for a loop, especially if you are anything like me and enjoy the comfort of routines. It’s easy to think about those unexpected events that hurl a curveball in our direction and throw us off course. Sort of like the curveball(s) that caused...

November 1, 2016

“There’s nothing you can do.”

That’s a sentence that either lowers or raises our anxiety, depending on the situation. I encountered this experience last week.

For me, these were not the words I wanted to hear, and I heard them multiple times from different people. Logica...

October 25, 2016

How often do you catch yourself saying, “Hey, that’s a good sign!” or  “Well, that’s not a good sign…”? I do regularly. I don’t always realize that I’m looking for these signs, but I believe that they have meaning for me when I do see them. It’s like, when I’m working...