• The Climate Anxiety Solution: Hopefulness and Action

    Does it seems like climate disasters are happening all around us? A heat dome covered the Northwest, fires all over California, New York City flooded. It's not surprising "climate anxiety" is coming up more and more. Climate-related anxieties are correlated with emotional, not behavioral r... View Post
  • "...Then When You Know Better, Do Better"

    I adore Maya Angelou. Her books moved me deeply as a young woman and they still line my bookshelves today. Her quote, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better," has stuck with me for a long time.

    Yet her quote has been altered over time and even paraphrased by Oprah Winfrey to, "When you know better, you do better." But that's not really what she said. The "then" is really important. Removing it, or ignoring it, unintentionally implies that when we know better we will choose to do better. But, not always. Right?

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  • 10 Quotes for When You're Feeling Lost or Stuck

    1. “Nothing in life, including our circumstances or potential, is fixed. Reality is bendable to our will.” ~ Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto

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  • Release Stress Now in 7 Quick Steps

    Deep Breathing. It works and it's quick. 

    Breathing deeply and gently with awareness quickly connects your mind and body. It has the ability to affect how you feel and act throughout your day.  Take good care and your mind and body will bring you to balance and calm.

    Next time you are feeling stressed or anxiety, try these 7 steps:

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  • Boost Your Self-Care With Better Sleep Throughout Recovery

    It’s no secret that getting more shut-eye has a positive impact on many aspects of our lives. However, it’s just not that simple to “get more sleep.” Your life may be stressful right now. You may feel busy.

    Most of us understand how important getting a quality night’s sleep is. But it may be time for you to take it more seriously. Here are a couple of ways to get you started on getting more, higher quality sleep each night:

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  • Mindfulness for Beginners

    While mindfulness has been practiced by groups of people for thousands of years from all over the world in various forms, it most closely ties with historic Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Since then, the practice has been popularized across the Western world and now exists within many secular practices.

    Anyone can benefit from incorporating mindfulness into their lives. However, it is important to forget all preconceptions you may have about the practice before beginning. 

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