The holidays are past and the new year has begun – an exciting time where we make plans for our next twelve months, and dream of possibilities. What are the most popular resolutions among your friends? For many, they relate to improving health. As tasty as the holiday goodies are, they leave us feeling a little less on track with our goals than we would like.
The holidays have begun. It’s a time of year that is know for its busy nature that can contribute to stress levels beyond the norm. You likely have several party invitations collecting on your counter, a long list of people on your Christmas card list, and the daunting task of braving crowds as you shop for gifts for your loved ones.
And all of this is added to your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least!
As my gift to you, I want to share Continue reading “Secrets of Holiday Bliss”
Or perhaps you struggle with this practice. I have to admit, I have not been very consistent with gratitude journal entries, and I’ve wondered why.
I have had clients who struggled with this as well. In their head they knew that it was a good practice, but felt there was a hindrance. You too? Continue reading “A Matter of Perspective”
There are many reasons why we may avoid exercise, yet it is critical for improving our overall health. What happens when you leave a tool with moving parts unused for a long time? It doesn’t move as well. And it’s the same for your body. Continue reading “Get a Move On!”
Do you view each New Year’s Day as an opportunity to begin again? Why not consider each day that way? Each morning that you awake lays before you the opportunity to shift and grow.
You aren’t bound by your past. It doesn’t define your potential. You are a living being who has the potential to grow each and every day. Ask any parent with a baby who is just learning to walk. They will tell you their baby stumbles, plops down or rolls onto the floor, but they get right back up and try again. You did, too, when you were little! Continue reading “Get A Positive Start Daily”
What is your focus in these last few days before Thanksgiving? Are your thoughts dominated with a grocery list for the food you will prepare, the arrangements that must be made for guests, the seating arrangements or perhaps the calorie overload that comes with the traditional feast? Or perhaps your primary thought is where you will settle for your post-turkey nap?
All of these demands on your attention are significantly contributing to your stress level, which hinders your digestion, affects your cardiovascular and respiratory function, and makes you susceptible to viral illness.
There is a fairly simple practice that can improve your health, your relationships, your emotions, and your career … all in only 5 minutes a day. Curious?
Continue reading “Give Yourself the Gift of Gratitude”
The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and thoughts are turning to how many will gather, what to include in the menu and counting our blessings. I would like to suggest, however, that you not wait for a holiday to practice gratitude, but begin to cultivate it as a daily practice.
Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous! Continue reading “Five Ways That Gratitude Nourishes Life”
Have you heard of the energy experiments with potted plants, where one plant was spoken to lovingly over a period of time and the other verbally abused with harsh or negative words? The result? You guessed it. The abused plant shriveled while the loved plant flourished.
It’s the same for us. Our self-talk can nourish – or quench – our ability to manifest our dreams. Continue reading “Do Your Thoughts Support Your Dreams?”
Though we have thrown tons of money at the problem in recent decades, Americans are sicker than ever. Each of us knows someone who has a chronic health condition – such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, or depression – which are wreaking havoc on their mind, body, and wallet.
I engage individuals and families every day, counseling them about lifestyle adjustments that include nutrition, fitness, and rest to restore their wellness and revive their perspective on the future. Here are some of the top factors that I include when talking with them. Continue reading “Your Health”
All my life I’ve heard people making New Year’s resolutions … and the jokes about how long those resolutions hold up. I’ve made and abandoned New Year’s resolutions enough that I was reluctant to make them any more. And I was not alone. I’ve read that only 8% of people keep the resolutions they make at this time of year.
So why is it so difficult to keep the resolutions that we make? Is it because they are often made as brash statements without a plan to carry them out? Or because they are unsustainable?