May Stress Tips: Compilation

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Invest in your social support system. Keep good company and avoid energy vampires. Find your supporters & champions, and those you respect & trust; teachers, mentors, friends, family, co-workers. Match your network with your specific issue: talk out your challenges and successes, and get help making hard decisions. Meet in-person or use technology to connect. The people who believe in you and … Read More

Planting Seeds to Create a Flourishing Garden

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There was a time when I was overly critical of myself– it started in grade school. Whatever I did was never enough. If I got constructive feedback, I didn’t note down what I did well, but focused only on what needed improvement. Celebrate your accomplishments Throughout my transformation, I have shifted my mindset. Celebrating your accomplishments is so important. Just … Read More

April Stress Tips: Compilation

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Create an “Idea Jar” “Oh, where did I put that great idea?” Is it hard for you to keep track of your ideas? Create a single repository: Stop the frustration of searching. Be more time efficient. Don’t lose or forget ideas. USE: An app like Trello or Evernote A spreadsheet A journal (analog is ok too!) Notes on your phone Mindset Keep your thoughts positive. Your thoughts become your words become your actions. See the good. FOCUS on: Abundance, not scarcity. Solutions, not problems. Positive, not negative. What you can control, not what you can’t. Listen More. Talk Less. Do you dominate … Read More

Think Like a Proton and Be Positive

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“If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” -Denis Waitley How’s your attitude? And how does your thinking shape your behavior and your outcomes? Negative self-talk could be the most toxic behavior a person can have. It is that behavior that spirals you into bad choices and … Read More

Compartmentalizing Self-care Isn’t The Answer

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Most people compartmentalize self-care. I’ll fit in my gym time here. I’ll make a good breakfast since I may not have time for lunch. I’ll squeeze yoga in between my other meetings in my already back-to-back day. Then, when the day’s plan get foiled because something unexpected comes up, guess what suffers? But here’s the thing. Self-care should be at … Read More

Opportunity or Distraction: Is it a HELL YEAH?

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Thank you to Derek Silvers for the interesting part of this title. Basically, life isn’t that hard. Sure, we encounter (very) hard situations, like watching a parent lose themselves to Alzheimer’s, or a spouse getting killed in a motor vehicle accident, or a child with a terminal disease. These are heart-wrenching situations. But day-to-day, we make life hard by getting … Read More

Exactly What Is Mindfulness And Why Should I Try It?

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I had a client follow up this past week. This woman incorporated two minutes of mindfulness into her routine when she wakes up and when she goes to sleep…and it “changed her life.” (I pinky swear that is what she told me.) She said that she felt so much better, was more positive, was sleeping better, and had more energy. She … Read More

Progress over perfect

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This past week, I had 3 presentations/workshops. Instead of waiting until everything was “perfect,” I put it out there. And I didn’t lose sleep over anything. I kept my cool, and didn’t waste energy with anxiety. I put the work in, prepared, and practiced. Whatever happened would be fuel for the next time. And honestly, the feedback was terrific. But I haven’t always … Read More