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7 Steps to Jump Start Personal Growth

The human search for happiness is as inherent as our instinct to breathe.  We all want satisfaction, contentment and joy in our lives. From the time of our first entrance into the world, we are seeking means to feel good about ourselves and our circumstances, whatever they may be.  The search for happiness entails growth.  [...]

By |2018-07-21T21:57:22+00:00July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Having Healthy Boundaries

Having Healthy Boundaries: The Clear, the Not-So Clear, and a Few Things In-Between Have you ever found yourself completely exhausted trying to solve a problem for a friend? Or are you familiar with the feeling of frustration from a time you agreed to do something for someone because you couldn’t say no, when you really [...]

By |2018-07-10T21:13:51+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is it an Anxiety Disorder?

When is worry more than just that?  Worry is a part of life. Worrying about miscommunication in a relationship, worrying about a task that needs to be completed, or worrying about health issues. Many people wonder if their worries are simply that-- worries, or if they are indicative of something more, such as an anxiety [...]

Peaceful tip for regulating stress

  How I love to think about the beach.  Whether it is in the middle of a Colorado winter, or the middle of the summer, I find great peace thinking of the rolling waves, gentle breezes, salty aroma, and warm sand of a beach.  Many therapists refer to this as a safe place, but  I [...]

Two Blogging Awards!

I am flattered to have been recognized for my blogging with two blogging awards: The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Inspiring Blogger Award!  I know I am not the most consistent blogger (by a long shot), and I hope to be a more frequent blogger going forward.  These awards are certainly motivating! Many thanks to [...]

By |2018-10-10T18:03:33+00:00November 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Coping with Trauma, Crisis and Tragedy

  Following the tragic events of the Movie Theater shooting, and other horrific events over the last decade or two, it is frequently difficult for individuals to cope with the feelings and anxiety that are elicited by those tragedies.  Regardless of whether you were witness to the scene, knew someone who was a victim of, [...]

Tips to Help You Stop Judging Others (and Yourself)

Ironically, when we judge others, we are really judging ourselves. Our harsh comments or thoughts are more often a reflection of our own issues than someone else’s. But, learning how to change automatic negative thoughts that we have towards others, and ourselves, is often easier said than done. There are a few things you can [...]

The Art of Positive Thinking

  We have all had those days where we wake up on the wrong side of the bed and find fault with everything for no reason at all.   The weather is not what you had hoped, nothing sounds good for breakfast, you don’t want to work, you don’t want to stay home, your spouse is [...]

Enjoying the Season of Giving

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -Maya Angelou  The season of giving is here, yet it has become a society that seems to place so much emphasis on giving big gifts, giving expensive gifts, that  often people feel that they can’t keep up, and therefore have [...]