Women’s Expectations of Themselves
Women are being sold a bill of goods and most of it buy it without questioning if its good for our mental and emotional well-being. It’s the bill of goods that mass and social media is selling us. I have often found in my counseling work and in my social life that women’s expectations […]
Working Towards Your Best!
“I still fall on my face sometimes And I can’t color inside the lines Cause I’m perfectly incomplete I’m still working on my masterpiece And I, I wanna hang with the greats Got a way to go, but it’s worth the wait No, you haven’t seen the best of me I’m still working on […]
Saint Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and I thought what better time (week) to incorporate some extra going green initiatives. Every March 17th we wear our green clothing…….mostly because no one wants to be pinched (they always seem to hurt a tad bit more on this day!), but do you know why you are wearing […]
More and more research has proven what we already instinctively know – “laughter is the best medicine.” A study was conducted with volunteers who watch a 10-minute, humorous video clip while connected to an EEG monitor (to measure the brain wave frequencies). The results showed an association between laughter and increased gamma wave activity. This […]
Living With Grief
I’m sure many of you have heard of the five stages of grief which was discovered and researched by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 1 – Denial. 2 – Anger. 3 – Bargaining. 4 – Depression. 5 – Acceptance. Well this research was originally done on dying patients dealing wit their own impending death. These are actually stages of […]
As I’ve just been looking around and I’ve noticed that we as Americans are easily distracted. We are usually interest in something as long as it’s hot or trending. Because we focus on hot button issues, distractions are easy to sneak in the media. For instance just the other day I was watching those two […]
Cultivating Calmness and Stillness
I’m reading a good book suggested by one of my clients called The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown. The book’s premise is about how to cultivate Wholeheated Living and in order to cultivate this you must also be cultivating calmness and stillness. I wanted to briefly speak about this part of her book how a […]
Cooking is Good For the Soul!!!
As a counselors we are asked to find self care methods to avoid burnout. For me, my self care is cooking. I do enjoy cooking and oddly enough, I find it quite relaxing. Baking relaxes me even more. This past holiday I was in the kitchen with my grandmother and we had a blast cooking. […]