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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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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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Mindfulness for Anxiety Relief

In my experience, mindfulness can be one of the most effective ways to calm anxiety.  You may have heard the saying “anxiety is worrying about the future and depression is mulling over the past.” The beauty of a mindfulness practice is that it brings us into the present moment – where all is well.  I…

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Do you choose to be happy?

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. Abe Lincoln said the quote above many years ago and today, on the anniversary of his assassination, I started pondering this quote again.  I’ve had this quote on a faded greeting card hanging above my desk for over 20 years as a daily reminder that I get to choose to be happy…or…

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Change is Hard: How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Change is hard.  Sure, it can be, but it doesn’t have to be.  Learn 4 simple steps to getting you out of your comfort zone and into lasting change. For over 20 years, I’ve helped thousands of people make incredible change in their lives.  From an 8-year-old who couldn’t sit still,…

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INSOMNIA: 3 WAYS TO COPE WITH IT

Sleep Anxiety is a BIG problem! “Insomnia again?!?!??! I need just one good night’s sleep!” This was a common refrain for me, night after night, back in 1995.  I had just finished my last stint as a celebrity radio DJ doing the morning shift. I had 2 small children, one still in diapers, and I…

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