Do what works for you

My dog does a great job at doing her own thing and doing what works for her. Sometimes, I wish I had her “go with the flow” attitude (alright, it’s more like most times). Chrissy goes to her sitter’s house at least once a week, and we often joke that she is a diva. InContinue reading “Do what works for you”

Saying Yes When You Want to Say No

How many times have you said yes to others when you really wanted to say no? I often have an internal dialogue about what I “should” be doing for others and for myself. I think this has been an internal dialogue for as long as I can remember and I know I am not aloneContinue reading “Saying Yes When You Want to Say No”

Let’s Talk About Stress and Coping Skills

We all feel stress at some point in our lives. For many persons, there are various sources of stress (eg., work, family, health issues, the pandemic, racism, or finances) which may overlap at times and in some cases, stress in one area of life impacts the other areas of life. Although signs/symptoms of stress mayContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Stress and Coping Skills”

Slowing Down Is Hard and Necessary

It seems like I’m always having this conversation with myself so I figured I’d “say it out loud” here too – slowing down is necessary. It’s easy to ignore or pay less attention to our feelings and thoughts when we keep ourselves busy. Let’s be real – facing these emotions and thoughts can be scary,Continue reading “Slowing Down Is Hard and Necessary”

Build Your Capacity for Stillness

One helpful skill for coping with stress and overwhelm is learning how to be still so you can be attuned to the needs of your body. By tuning in to your physical and emotional needs, you are better able to figure out what you need in order to feel more calm and at peace. DoContinue reading “Build Your Capacity for Stillness”