Regain Control and Reduce Stress in Five Simple Steps

Regain Control and Reduce Stress in Five Simple Steps

Our perceived worth by the world is largely determined by how many friends we have, the number of Facebook followers we’ve collected, and how well we’re liked by our peers. Because society evaluates us based on how successfully we interact with others, we’re subtly encouraged to be constantly social - even when it’s not the best option for us. In fact, regular intervals of solitude are benefi…
Change is Hard. Here’s How to Make it Easier and Make it Stick.

Change is Hard. Here’s How to Make it Easier and Make it Stick.

“Action expresses priorities.” - Mahatma Gandhi Maybe recent events have inspired and energized you to consider changing your life in some way. In my last blog post I give questions you can ask yourself and steps you can take to determine if a change in habit or priorities is right for you. Or perhaps you have no choice; life circumstances require you to alter your habits or…
Your inner superhero can wait. Right now, just be yourself.

Your inner superhero can wait. Right now, just be yourself.

The great thing about a crisis is that it reveals our real priorities in life. Those things you’re holding together right now with your bare hands, some duct tape and the last vestiges of your patience? Those are the things that really matter to you. What you thought your priorities were before the pandemic and what you’ve discovered your priorities actually are may surprise you. Some of y…
Grace & Grit: Finding Your Balance In Tough Times

Grace & Grit: Finding Your Balance In Tough Times

We all want to get through this crazy time in which we find ourselves as best we can. The question is, how? We’re all trying to figure out what the new normal looks like while coping with the uncertainty of how long social distancing measures will last and or when they’ll become necessary again. We’re trying to make the best choices we can with limited information. I think our abili…
Finding Joy in a Time of Uncertainty

Finding Joy in a Time of Uncertainty

It's not like things weren't a bit nuts already. Years of exhausting political unrest. Massive fires in Australia. Nuclear posturing. Economic uncertainty. The list goes on. Now, a global health crisis has been labeled a pandemic and has upended the reassuring rhythm of daily life. Feeling stressed out and uncertain is more than understandable. Our concerns ar…
Are You Getting Hacked by Life? How to Know and What To Do About It

Are You Getting Hacked by Life? How to Know and What To Do About It

“Creating a morning routine is not focused on who can accomplish the most or check off more boxes than everyone else, it is about allowing yourself to begin your day with confidence, peace, and a positive attitude.” - Jodi Clarke, mental health expert Imagine it’s 9 p.m. I can’t believe the day’s over, you think. Where did the time go?? I had such high hopes today. I really wanted to [ins…