Calm your thoughts with your body

  Posted On:  October 4, 2022

It is easier to calm your thoughts with your body than to calm your body with your thoughts.     Often, there is an idea that we can think our way in or out of feelings.  However, the automatic systems in our bodies are way more powerful than the thought process. So the next time you

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Why deep breaths are not always helpful.

  Posted On:  September 22, 2022

Have you ever had someone tell you to ‘take a deep breath‘ and it didn’t help?  There is a fundamental reason why. When you experience acute stress your body releases cortisol, norepinephrine, and increases your oxygen intake. This creates an imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide which contributes to feeling shaky, dizzy, light headed, and

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Stress and Anxiety are natural…sort of

  Posted On:  March 10, 2022

Stress and anxiety may seem like the least natural thing you are feeling these days but it is not only natural, it’s even healthy at times. When you feel stress or anxiety, it is a part of the fight or flight response to perceiving a threat.  The purpose in this heightened state is to increase

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Coaching vs Counseling. Which one is right for you?

  Posted On:  February 3, 2021

If you are ready for a change but not sure which service is right for you, keep reading this article to: provide you with a little insight to my approach help demystify the differences between coaching and counseling and help you decide which service is the best for you A little about me As a

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Action items to help you live your truth in all you do.

  Posted On:  January 30, 2021

I saw this picture in a home décor store, it was just the words, “Be true to who you are.”  The simple text and frame spoke to me like it was a neon sign flashing.  The message is so simple and it rings so true that you feel in in your bones. Being true to

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Smile Power

  Posted On:  May 26, 2020

I was running this morning and I passed an older man along the way.  He waved and said “hello” and I responded back with a “good morning.”  That is all.  He smiled, I smiled, and I kept running.  It happen to be close to my turnaround spot and so I passed him one more time

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Get unstuck and back to your path of well-being

  Posted On:  July 20, 2019

Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel stuck?  Maybe you are feeling a slight impulse for something different or maybe it’s a bigger impulse to change things up.  If you have noticed that your life isn’t matching up with what you want or feel that it should be, it’s time

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What are you doing right now?

  Posted On:  January 16, 2018

I am infatuated with the future.  I can sit and think about ‘what if’ for hours.  Okay, maybe not hours, but I’m sure I have spent a tremendous amount of time thinking, dreaming, and planning for things I want to do.  That’s great, right?  Not exactly.   I’m so good at planning and thinking out logistics

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Standing in the sun: a lesson in acceptance

  Posted On:  April 9, 2017

I went for a run the other day and was enjoying my reward of standing and gazing out on the water and feeling that familiar sense of accomplishment and peace.  As I was standing, the sun started beaming down on my face and hindering my view. My initial thought was “Damn, it’s too bright and

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