FINDING TRUE NORTH Adapted from Dr. Martha Beck’s ‘Finding Your North Star’ We’re created with two primary personalities, our Essential self (true being) and our Social self (views we import and show to other people). The Essential Self: is the part of you that is formed before you were born and will remain with you […]
Autumn is such a great time to reflect on the bounty we’re harvesting from our Spring/Summer planting. I live in the southwest desert and it can be challenging sometimes to plant, much less harvest, some of my favorite plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Thankfully, the local grocers carry many of the vegetables and fruits […]
(Adapted from Peggy Sealfon’s ‘Kick Stress to the Curb’) 1 TOOL TO BLOW YOUR CARES AWAY When stress crashes up on your personal shore of life and it feels like you’re being tossed around by high winds and unpredictable waves (disappointments, work, aggravations, family, money woes and all around general frustrations), it’s nice to know […]
Ever notice an emotion showing up and avoid it by employing a decoy? A what? What the heck is a decoy? Decoy = conscious or unconscious way of being or doing to avoid feeling emotion. There are two primary types of decoys: physical & mental. Over-Doing! I find myself distracting with many types of physical decoys (napping, […]
Kindology: A balancing practice. Integrating mind, body, emotions and soul into a wisdom that connects us with self and others, to clearly communicate our needs and grow compassion and love for humanity. Embodying kindness is the foundation of how we balance life, love and accept ourselves and return to wellness. An embodied kindness practice is […]
HOW TO GET THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF SELF-COACHING TOOLS? Pick a tool. Any tool. See I’ve learned it doesn’t matter how many supportive tools are in your toolbox; honestly, it’s about identifying one that resonates and then test-driving it via self-coaching. When I was in the early stages of mind-body learning to overcome chronic […]
~ Brene Brown Asking For What You Need. Speaking Your Truth. Owning Your Story. Setting Healthy Boundaries. Reaching Out For Support.
My Journey After nearly five decades of inhabiting a body that behaved exactly the way my mind instructed, it all began to crash around me in 2010. That year I had the ‘perfect storm’ with many unfortunate happenings. It was as though I was living in some crazy traveling circus complete with jugglers, acrobats, trapeze […]