Category Archives: Mental

Chanelling Grief

Join me and my friend Timothy Burchette, RN, in a conversation where we discuss one way to channel grief: through movement. Over the year, especially during the holiday season, grief can appear in ways and waves. That headache and those tense shoulders could be your body’s way of storing unresolved emotions and energy. We must […]

Pause and Reflect

The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” The holiday season is always an appropriate time to take a few minutes, pause, and reflect on the gifts you’ve been given, the people you […]

Managing Your Expectations

My last three conversations with my besties have been about managing expectations. It surprised me. Even though my women friends span generations, it was encouraging to hear them say that managing expectations were the most important avenue to reducing stress level and living a happy and more fulfilled life. It is a rarity that you […]

Aging with Mental Clarity

The idea that you can retain the power to stretch your mind after you are 60 and still have the ability to mentally defend yourself against the negative influences that often pervade your consciousness will powerfully increase your sense of self and well-being. Mind stretching is the process of teaching the brain a new way […]

5 Practices for Mental Fortitude

It is a myth that you are born with characteristics that make you mentally strong throughout your life. As you grow and develop your personality, you develop mental strength with practice, grit, and intention. You have the power to defend against the negative influences that pervade your conscious as well as the unconscious mind, often […]

Navigating the Road to Happiness

Here are some tips to increase your happiness quotient! Know Your Body Neurotransmitters impact your energy levels and mood. Understanding more about them can help you navigate the road to happiness. Seven key neurotransmitters are epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, GABA, and glutamate. Neurotransmitters affect your happiness quotient.There are many more neurotransmitters, but the […]

The Disconnection from Body & Self

Most of us have experienced trauma in one way or another. We all respond to trauma in different ways. One result of trauma is anxiety. We might feel overwhelmed when someone or something reminds us of a traumatic experience, or we focus too long on negative thoughts. Anxiety is a sign that we have become […]

Managing Emotional Health in Difficult Times

Life presents many changes and challenges for everyone. You have probably already managed your mental and emotional health in difficult times. The good news is that you are still here! My favorite song from Stephen Sondheim’s Follies is “I’m Still Here.” The lyrics make me smile and bring me comfort because it is a song of resilience […]