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. […]
Personal Boundaries allow you to be in the driver seat of your own life. The dictionary defines a boundary as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” Personal Boundaries is an invisible line that expresses to others the parameters for you how you expect them to treat you and also how you […]
Career Versus Job!!!
Are you currently in a career or a job? My definition of a career is something you are trained to do via education or hands on. Not only are you trained to do it but you enjoy doing it. You are also able to explore other dynamics of your field and there is room for […]