Why true self-care is not spontaneous

Press play below to listen to the audio version of this post.     Some people, perhaps many people, hold a belief that self-care is frivolous, or only for those that have endless freedom to do as they wish and float about the planet meditating and getting massages. Basically, self-care is a spontaneous act forContinue reading “Why true self-care is not spontaneous”

Finding motivation and clarity

We lead very full lives, and it’s easy to feel distracted, overwhelmed, and exhausted most of the time. It happens to me too, and sometimes my life seems like a never-ending process of checking items off my to-do list (or avoiding them!). I know it’s important to take time to paint the picture of whatContinue reading “Finding motivation and clarity”

The beauty of reaching out

How often have you been dealing with something challenging and stressful, yet kept it to yourself, not wanting to burden anyone with your issues or your sorrows? On any given day, most people you encounter have something heavy they are dealing with, something they are turning over in their minds and battling in their hearts.Continue reading “The beauty of reaching out”

When you’re feeling overwhelmed

This week you’re receiving Wellness Wednesday on Thursday! I am a bit of a stickler for deadlines, especially personal ones. Every week I write an article which gets sent out in a newsletter every Wednesday, at the same time. This week I was tackling a rather large topic, and wrote multiple versions of my answerContinue reading “When you’re feeling overwhelmed”

Healing the heartache of a breakup

Oh breakups, really no fun at all. It’s a difficult topic to write about because every situation is so unique, yet over time I’ve come to learn a thing or two about the process of letting go. That doesn’t mean that I’m very good at it, and all experiences have their distinct variables, but thereContinue reading “Healing the heartache of a breakup”

Get out of town

I know this in my heart, yet sometimes it goes neglected. Getting out of town is necessary wellness for mind, body, and soul.   The day-to-day is very alluring. We get wrapped up in schedules, deadlines, what’s coming next, and what we have to prepare for. Everything we have going on seems so important thatContinue reading “Get out of town”

Financial clarity leads to prosperity

It’s no secret that money woes weigh heavy as a major source of stress for many of us. In this 2011 report by the American Psychological Association, Stress in America: Our Health at Risk, money is identified as the top source of stress for most Americans. Some degree of stress is healthy, but too muchContinue reading “Financial clarity leads to prosperity”

How to Stay Balanced Even When You Let Loose

Do you know that feeling when you travel, you’re so excited to be away from home and your regular work schedule, yet somewhere along the way you end up feeling exhausted, sluggish, and not your best self? I’m writing this post from Toronto, Canada where I am spending two weeks visiting family and friends andContinue reading “How to Stay Balanced Even When You Let Loose”

How to find more Freedom in your Life

Yesterday, I made a life changing decision. I hired a cleaning lady.   Life changing? Really? Yes! This is something I have wanted and contemplated for years! But I kept resisting it because I couldn’t stop thinking, “I can do it myself. Why waste the money?”   What I see now is that it’s theContinue reading “How to find more Freedom in your Life”

Healing Waters

It’s late at night. I’ve had a full day of teaching, yet I still have a lot of work to do at home.  I start strong, plugging away, the ideas flowing. But then I hit a wall.  I’m tired, and I’m not thinking clearly. Getting frustrated, I decide it’s time to take a shower andContinue reading “Healing Waters”