From Holiday Stress to Holiday Success

From Holiday Stress to Holiday Success

“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.” – Maureen Killoran Crowded, noisy stores. Lines that stretch for what seem like miles. Lengthy shopping and gift lists. Back-to-back holiday parties. The...
Start Pleasing Yourself, Not Your Parents

Start Pleasing Yourself, Not Your Parents

In the last blog, we explored the concept of the inner child and ways to acknowledge, embrace, and nurture it as an adult, minimizing the chances it will recklessly show up and hijack your current relationships. As I mentioned before, in order to be healthy,...
Goodbye Guilt, Hello Self-Care

Goodbye Guilt, Hello Self-Care

“Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.”   – Unknown   Imagine that a somewhat familiar colleague approaches you with a favor that has to be done on your day off – and not a small, pleasurable favor. We’re talking one that requires considerable effort,...
Healthy Boundaries and Defining Your Needs

Healthy Boundaries and Defining Your Needs

“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.” – Anonymous     boundary noun [boun-dree]. something that indicates bounds or limits; a dividing line a limit of something abstract, such as a subject, activity, or experience a word therapists use that may...
Making a Meaningful Routine, One Habit at a Time

Making a Meaningful Routine, One Habit at a Time

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I’m sure that most of you are familiar with the old adage, “Practice makes perfect”. You may have heard your parents, coaches, or teachers remind you of it throughout your...