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Metaphors for Mental Health

Metaphors for Mental Health

Many of us have metaphors for life. They help us to make sense of some of the biggest questions, triumphs, dejecting moments and day to day routines we partake in during our time on Earth. You probably know some of these metaphors: Life is like a rollercoaster, (the...

Human Motivation and Self-Care

Human Motivation and Self-Care

This is the time of year when some of us may feel a burst of energy! There is something about the sunshine which inspires new motivations and action towards all of our goals. Maybe this is a time we reflect on New Years self-care goals and internally say "now I have...

New look on Seasonal Affective Disorder

New look on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mindful and Balanced 2019 everyone! This time of year could be challenging for many. I don’t know about you, but I simply tolerate the winter season because I know not embracing it will not make it go away! I notice I have less energy and it takes more effort to get...

Watch Your Tongue!!

Watch Your Tongue!!

Ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed at work…perhaps while sitting at your desk checking multiple emails, or preparing for a meeting. Then the thought of what you need to do after work sneaks into your mind. Then you recall what you forgot to do yesterday…. I am...

Meditation, Medication or Both…

Meditation, Medication or Both…

Recently, I tuned into the Karen Carrington show and a comment was made by one of the guest speakers, who said, “Meditation is the best medication.” After hearing that, I felt the need to elaborate and offer some insight into his statement -- so I left a response in...

Get Out Of Here! And Enhance Your Emotional Health

Get Out Of Here! And Enhance Your Emotional Health

Do you need a vacation? Other than just wanting a break, there are more reasons you should seriously consider taking some vacation time. Personally, nature and travel are my escapes, my reboot, my most enjoyed way of rewiring my brain to new possibilities. I have...

How do you wear your Stress?

How do you wear your Stress?

We all have stress. It’s just a part of life that we can’t avoid or deny. But, how we dance with stress on a daily basis determines how long we can sustain the dance. I can recall, years ago as a child, going out to buy a new backpack with my parents. They insisted...