Posts Tagged "self-care"

Grieving During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Grief, Holidays | 0 comments

Grieving During the Holidays

The holidays can be such a fun and joyous time for some of us that it is easy to forget that for some the holidays are a really hard time. I have several clients that are facing the upcoming holidays while mourning the loss of a a loved one and I know they are not alone. For those that are grieving the holidays can be a really difficult time. Things that once were fun and heartwarming traditions are now filled with painful memories of the person who is no longer here to share them. Plus, seeing everyone around you celebrating happily can be a painful reminder of your loss. If you find...

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Taking Back the Holidays (Ways to cut out stress)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays, Mental Health | 0 comments

Taking Back the Holidays (Ways to cut out stress)

It seems like lately the holidays have become increasingly intense and stress-filled. There are so many expectations, demands, and pulls on our┬átime, energy, money, and other resources. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the demands of the holiday season and the internet doesn’t help. I have said it before, and the holidays are no exception, but sites like Facebook, instagram, and pintrest only help to make the stress worse. We are constantly seeing images that others post of perfectly decorated homes, amazing gifts, and perfect holiday meals. Combine that with all the other...

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Preparing for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays | 0 comments

Preparing for the Holidays

Is anyone else slightly freaked out by the fact that the holidays are quickly approaching? I was scheduling clients last night and realized that Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! Two weeks! We haven’t even made plans for Thanksgiving yet! I normally love the holidays. There is so much joy and magic. The food, the family, the decorations, the traditions, the music, the giving, Christ’s birth. There are so many good things about the holidays and traditionally it has been one of my favorite times of year. However, I told my husband the other day that I am already feeling a sense of...

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The Importance of Self-Care

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health | 0 comments

The Importance of Self-Care

As I write this I am finishing up a late afternoon lunch out…by myself…and thoroughly enjoying it. You see this isn’t something I do often. Eat a quiet lunch, while it is still warm, take time to people watch, to think, and/or read. A typical day for me consists of running my kids around in between clients with very little time out for me. But that’s a problem, for me, and likely for you. We live in a society that keeps us jam-packed. Running from one thing to another with very little down time. In addition, many of us feel guilty when we take time out for ourselves,...

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Living Life in Community

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Living Life in Community

The other day I posted this quote from Albert Einstein on our Facebook page “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Who knew Albert Einstein was also so emotionally intelligent? You see, I agree with this quote…we are made to live with and for others! The problem is our society tells us otherwise. Our society tries to convenience us of one of two lies. The first lie is that we already to have a strong support system. We are so easily “connected” to the world around us that it creates a false sense of community. We can share our joys,...

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