Peace Comes From Within 

We could be on vacation, at a beautiful destination, with our favorite person and feel unsettled. We could also be sitting in traffic, running late to go to an appointment we don’t want to go to and be at peace.  Finding inner peace is a skill we must learn and can learn. The fastest, easiest,…

You Do It Too

Everything starts with a thought. This process can lead us in any direction. Most of us don’t consider where our minds are bringing us. We walk around in a daze, lost in our thought patterns. I do it, you do it, we all do it. It has been said we have 60,000 thoughts a day….

I’m…

How do you describe yourself, to yourself? What does your inner dialogue whisper all day? Do you focus on your accomplishments or your deficits? Think of someone that focuses on the negative. Are they fun to be around? I believe in the power of positive self talk. It took a while for me to feel…

Maintaining Optimism 

I recently had the worst commute of my life. It took me almost 4 hours to get home from work. I had a feeling it was going to be a rough ride. I decided to treat it like an experiment. Could I get through a difficult commute stress free? This is what I did…. Practice gratitude:…

Sshhh…Look and Listen

For weeks Chris and I couldn’t come up with a name for the Saint Bernard puppy that will be joining our family very soon. We have a cat Rocco and a dog Angelo. We wanted something that would go with their names. I did research. I read long lists of names to Chris, but nothing…

Resiliency 

I went to a debriefing yesterday. It’s a meeting that people in my field attend, to discuss how traumatic events that our clients experience also impact the professionals involved. I always explain resiliency as a pool of water. If all we do is tap into our well, we will run dry. We all need to…