Mental Health Awareness Month with Special Gifts for You!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. “Americans’ Stress, Worry and Anger Intensified in 2018.” This was a recent headline from a Gallup News Organization study, with 55% of Americans reporting they experienced stress a lot the day before! Mental Health Awareness Month isn’t just about “diagnosed” mental health conditions. It is truly about all aspects…

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Do People Change? Change doesn’t have to be hard.

Do People Change? According to U.S. News & World Report,  about 80 percent of people fail their New Year’s Resolutions, so apparently the answer to “do people change” is no. Are you part of the 80 percent? Do you resist change? You can see – you are NOT alone! For over 20 years, I’ve helped…

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How stress and anxiety shape our online personas

I posted on social media how grateful I was that so many people reached out to wish me a Happy Birthday since my son ignored me. I’m so glad I did!  One reply: “Your courage to share is inspiring and encouraging to me. I acknowledge your wisdom to let your son be and focus on…

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Say Goodbye to Anxiety

This weekend officially ushers in fall and I am trying to squeeze in every drop of gorgeous weather I can! This is a sacred space that I am blessed to walk in every day with my sweet dog Maggie. I HAVE to connect with nature EVERY day! That is one of my self care practices.…

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Mindfulness Practices for Back to School

3 Simple Mindfulness Practices for Back to School Mindfulness practices are probably not the first “assignments” you think of when you think “Back to School.”  Yet, parents and teachers alike could help make the transition so much smoother for everyone simply by sharing these simple mindfulness practices. The first is a breath practice that seems…

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Surviving the empty nest after dropping your kid at college

The empty nest – You knew it was coming, but it’s completely overwhelming!  You knew when you dropped your kid at college you’d find yourself crying – but these big ugly crying jags; really?! You find yourself in Walmart trying to pull it together as you see a sweet six-year-old picking out her new pink…

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Top 10 Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

Overcoming anxiety takes more than just reading a few simple quotes – and yet, when you have these simple gems on hand, they may help you get through the roughest of days dealing with anxiety. One of my favorite overcoming anxiety quotes is from one of my favorite fiction writers, Jodi Picoult, from her book…

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Stress and the News -What You Don’t Need to Know

STRESS AND THE NEWS A recent survey from the American Psychological Association reported that 56% of those surveyed said that news causes them stress. Happify found 7 out of 10 adults say they experience stress and anxiety every day. Last week, the stress just got to be too much and I went to a dark place. I…

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What is the Definition of Anxiety?

  What is the definition of anxiety? “I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.”  I found this great quote from Seth Godin and wondered how this translates to students. Our students are facing more and more pressure and more and more reasons to be stressed and anxious. definition of anxiety for college students: Midterms…

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