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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

With what we have all been through these past couple of years and with the stress of what is going on now nationally we all need to pause and give attention to mental health. So many people suffer from this every day, how can you help? *Be a listening ear, don’t talk just listen; *Don’t judge, be open; *Offer to make a call for them to a family member, friend or clinic; *Do not confront Read More

Living and working in a Toxic Culture

The great resignation. How does that relate to wellness? In the “MIT Sloan Management Review” there was an article: “Toxic Culture Is Driving the Great Resignation,” by Donald Sull, Charles Sull, and Ben Zweig. They reported between April and September of 2021, 24 million American employees left their jobs. Biggest reason: “a toxic corporate culture”. This issue is more important than compensation in predicting turnover. After what we have been through in the last 2 Read More

Don’t put your words in other peoples’ heads, they have enough to think about.

There are days when I have had a less then “great” conversation with someone or recall a conversation that was less than positive. Next thing I know I am walking around with all this negative energy and even some self-loathing. I am just sure everyone I come in touch with is thinking about my faults and shortcomings. You know, I’m not good enough, I don’t fit in, how in the world could I have ever Read More

Super self-talk

Are you a super mom, super dad, super child, super work associate, super leader, super sibling, super friend or perhaps super neighbor? More importantly are you a super self-talk person, a super believer in you, a super supporter of your own talents and energies? I challenge you to take a good luck at yourself and say a few kind and supportive things to that amazing reflection in the mirror. We are in the middle of Read More

Food pushing is love, or is it? What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

I grew up in a house of over indulgence. Food pushing was a sign of love and emotional repair. As a family we weren’t exactly athletic so instead of bonding over playing sports or family outings we bonded over comfort food for meals and inexpensive snacks. When I had a family of my own I decided to put health and lifestyle first. I began looking for answers to become the person I wanted to be Read More

Holiday stress or super powers!

Photo by Mira Kemppainen on Unsplash Holiday Super Power! What are your super powers? Are you the master of the keyboard and all shopping is done, do you shop throughout the year, do you just say no to the gift exchange? How about those holiday get togethers, parties, events and happy hours? Do you write down all invitations and choose which ones to attend, eat before arriving, set a budget for the occasion and perhaps sip on a Read More

Hobbies, also known as purposeful activities that add joy to our life.

Research has shown that hobbies can lower our stress, create social connections, benefit our physical well-being, and add to better sleep, there creating better work habits and increasing our happiness. How do you fit a new hobby into your life? Begin by evaluating time available, what you enjoy most and cost of the desired hobby. Then take a moment to give your self permission to do an activity that is not classified as “productive time Read More

Does where you’re born affect your opportunities?

Do you have the ability to pull up your boot straps and pull yourself up or are that only available for those born and living in an ideal location? If you are born in one place, grow up somewhere else, move to another, marry someone from somewhere else will your outcome be determined from birthplace? I heard a speaker address some of these questions and they seemed to indicate that our outcome is determined by Read More

Where do you go from here?

Wondering what is next on the calendar for you? Quite simply, whatever you put there. The season is changing and our clothing is changing and our activity is changing and the daylight is changing so how are you approaching all these changes? If you have dug out the sweater and big blankets and put away the bicycles and tennis rackets you are quite normal. Here are a few things you can do to feel your best Read More

Your next step to wellness

Wondering what is next on the calendar for you? Quite simply, whatever you put there. The season is changing and our clothing is changing and our activity is changing and the daylight is changing so how are you approaching what’s all these changes? If you have dug out the sweater and big blankets and put away the bicycles and tennis rackets you are quite normal. What can you do to feel your best this upcoming Read More