Reasons Why We Hesitate to Ask For and Accept Help When in Need

Do you find it difficult and are hesitant to ask for and accept help when you are in need? Why do some of us hesitate when it comes to asking…

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Distance Learning: Educating the Heart Through Self-Compassion

How to educate has entered pretty much every parent’s home this year in a new way. As I write this I am embracing our third month of facilitating online kindergarten…

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What if Life Were as Simple as a Choose Your Own Adventure Book?

Have you ever read a Choose Your Own Adventure book? These stories allow the reader to assume the role of the protagonist and make choices to determine the main character's…

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Three Ways to Overcome The Challenges of Being a Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be very challenging and sometimes difficult to overcome but it can be done. On January 31, 2017, the rest of mine and my mother's lives changed…

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Forget-Me-Not: Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

When I try to imagine what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, I think of the flower that represents the cause — Forget-Me-Nots. Though…

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My Anxiety Relapse During the Covid Pandemic; and Navigating out of the Mental Mess

Something interesting happened during all this pandemic lock down and “new normal” we’ve been going through these past months. My new full time job went to part time. Two weeks…

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Sensitivity and Imagery: The Meaning and How They Impact You

Are you someone who is sensitive? If you are, do you sometimes ask yourself or just question, "Why am I so sensitive?" I have many times throughout my life, so…

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Making Sense of Who We Are in a Nonsensical, Non-complacent World

I love the recognition that humans are never complacent creatures, that we embody different versions of ourselves during different times of our lives. This concept is as equally exciting as…

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That Glamping Life: Trading in My Tent for a Different Kind of Adventure

I am a “glamper.” I have officially traded in my tent for the glamping life. There. I said it. My backwoods, backpacking, teenaged self-of-old would shudder to hear those words…

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The Best Thing We Can Do for Our Children: Allow Them to be Themselves

“When you parent, it’s critical you realize you aren’t raising a “mini me,” but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. For this reason, it’s important to separate who you…

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It’s Not Only Okay To Talk About The Hard, It’s Necessary!

"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage."-Brene Brown Life is filled with so many amazing moments. There is so much to celebrate, so much to be grateful for, so…

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How to Identify Credibility When Information is Constant

There is a constant stream of information in our lives today. We have devices that fit in the palm of our hands that have access to all the information in the world. And if we don’t have said device, there is certainly someone in our circle that does and openly shares this information, whether requested or not. How do we weed out the noxious misinformation? Is it possible to define credibility within constant change?

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Ditching Diets and Embracing Self-Acceptance Instead: The Healthiest I’ve Ever Been!

This year I’m turning 40 and I have one intention for the year: to be the healthiest I have ever been.  I would venture to guess that when most people…

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Holiday Blues: Coming Face to Face with Loneliness and Discovering Joy

It was a crisp autumn day, down under in the southern hemisphere of New Zealand.  Wandering around the city of Auckland, I found myself people-watching while simultaneously soaking up my…

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This Isn’t A Hallmark Movie! 6 Ways to be Present, Not Perfect, During the Holidays

If you know me, you know I really love a good, sappy Hallmark movie, especially a Christmas one. During the holiday season there's little I enjoy more than snuggling up…

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Going for the Win-Win: Decision Making in Relationships

We value strong, healthy relationships, but nothing can damage them more than poor decision making skills. Whether it is a spouse, sibling, long-time friend, or business partner, we want to stay close and feel connected. Going for the win-win is the solution to this problem.

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5 Natural Ways to Manage PTSD- Simple Habits for Daily Life

How to manage PTSD in a healthy and constructive way can feel impossible. There are so many unknown things happening inside our brains that it seems daunting to try and DO anything about it. I hear you. I understand.

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Validation in the 21st Century: The Impact of Social Media and Communication
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Validation in the 21st Century: The Impact of Social Media and Communication

Validation? Validation is a hot topic in the 21st century. I don’t know about you, but I see it almost every single day. That is the entire reason for social…

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Stop the Meal Plan Mayhem! 3 Ways to Make Meal Planning Do-able Even With a Busy Schedule

Raise your hand if you have a busy schedule and you find it challenging to get healthy meals on the table every night—especially ones your kids will actually eat! My…

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Military Wife Life: Tools to Survive the Constant Transition of His Career

The same day I chose this blog topic, I received a “heads up” that my husband’s name was at the top of a list for a deployment next year. He…

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