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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways

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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways Have you ever waited a really long time to try something (maybe even decades)…massage, a facial, skydiving, could be anything, then wish you’d tried it years ago? I’ve certainly heard about silent retreats, and know many who travel sometimes great distances to participate in them and swear by them. I’ve just never attended...[ read more ]

8 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

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8 Tips for Successful New Year's Resolutions   Are you going to make any resolutions this year? According to a study cited by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46% of people making resolutions were successful at changing behavior, vs. just 4% of those who didn’t. Many people make resolutions at the New Year, do great for a few weeks or...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive During the Winter

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Highly Sensitive During the Winter   As the days grow shorter and darker and the weather presents new challenges, many of us find our moods shifting…and not for the better. Being Highly Sensitive, during the winter you may find yourself feeling run down and lethargic, sad, uninspired, more sensitive and just being affected by the season much more deeply than...[ read more ]

8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People

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8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People   You may or may not have heard of Highly Sensitive People. You may know someone you'd describe as ‘overly sensitive,’ or ‘over-reactive.’ As you'll see it's not a matter of 'over,' just 'more.' HSPs process information very deeply so life is experienced a bit…or a lot, differently than non-HSPS...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm II

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  Last time I talked about how to relieve anxiety and overwhelm by becoming aware, separating the feelings from yourself and identifying and changing self-talk. Sometimes it may be hard to access your thoughts or change them because the physical responses are so intense. A challenge to relieving anxiety is the secondary anxiety response…the thoughts that then kick in like,...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm

  Feeling anxious and overwhelmed is more common than you’d think, especially considering the current situation of our country, and the world. This feeling can become rather debilitating, or at least take away from your enjoyment of day to day life. You may start to limit contact with others, even though we’re in an unprecedented period of limited contact already....[ read more ]

Silver Lining: 6 Ways of Seeing the Best in a Challenging Situation

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Silver Lining: 6 Ways of Seeing the Best in a Challenging Situation   I posted this blog many weeks ago, but when I transferred my website to a new platform, it was lost in conversion. The links on my Facebook pages now send the post to an error page...sorry about that. Although we’ve been dealing with this pandemic situation for...[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily...[ read more ]

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

Normally there are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. These days, with the upheaval related to the pandemic, this stress has increased for some, and some who weren't feeling stressed previously, are now dealing with it. If...[ read more ]

Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person

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Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person In the midst of the current upheaval many are experiencing overwhelm. For some this is relatively new, but for a Highly Sensitive Person it’s status quo. Except that now the level of overwhelm may have increased exponentially. The mandate to stay home and the inability to attend any social gatherings at all in some...[ read more ]