Bad things happen to all of us at various times in life. Whenever we lose something or someone important to us we suffer. Sometimes our reaction is so intense, we feel we cannot bear it. Some folks try to...
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My car license plate reads PCFL MND, a vanity for which I pay extra to the BMV on an annual basis. The idea of a zen state of mind sounds good, something I strive toward, but frequently find allusive. I...
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Two of my closest friends have recently sustained the most profound losses. My friends and I are 60+ years of age. Not old, but certainly experienced in life’s ways. My father passed away at the age of 64, so the...
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Have you tried journaling or therapeutic writing? Daily writing is a powerful tool for self-expression and healing. I often encourage my own clients to journal. Random thoughts come together into surprising revelations when they are put down on paper. Sometimes...
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The Griswold’s showed us what all can go wrong on a family vacation and it was funny! If you are fortunate enough to be embarking on your own family get away this year, I would like to provide a few...
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A strange question, if you think about it, but have you ever wondered? Am I having fun? This should be fun, but is it? Or, I really didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I am! Fun, like happiness,...
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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures” Thornton Wilder We are all painfully aware of the things missing in our lives: the people we have lost; the things...
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The concept of mindfulness has frequently cropped up in the media lately. Mindfulness is being in the moment. Kids and animals do it naturally. I find myself getting lost in time with my grandkids much more easily than at other...
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Simple ideas to make food and eating more fun: 1. Eat naturally colorful foods-the deeper the color the better. 2. Shop the perimeter of your grocery store which is where fresh/perishable foods are found. 3. Shop in local farmers’ markets...
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This is my first blog ever. I’m naïve to the world of social media. Optimistically, blogging will open a channel between myself and those of you interested in minimizing stress in your lives by implementing a few simple changes. Each...
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