Love is Love

Love.  Something we cannot live without.  We desire to give and receive love- on many levels, not just romantic.  It’s basic human instinct and is vital for our soul and emotional health to thrive just as oxygen and food and water are necessary for our physical body. Why, then, is love so hard?  Why can’tContinue reading “Love is Love”

Fear Energy

If there is a silver lining at all to the 2016 American Election Cycle is that we have very visible proof of what what happens when an entire nation is frozen in fear.  Both sides of the election made the entire thing about which side we needed to fear more.  And the fear-mongering continues on still.Continue reading “Fear Energy”

Achey Breaky Heart

Sometimes the pain we feel is so intense that we think our hearts could explode.  Just know that your heart cannot actually break from this pain. Sure, stress and trauma can cause damage to your body – that’s not the kind of breaking I am talking about.  I’m talking about the kind of heart breakContinue reading “Achey Breaky Heart”

Life is Short

I’m creeping up on the 5-0 and will reach that milestone in a couple years.  On my latest birthday I got to thinking about just how different 50 is to my generation than what it was to the boomers.  At my age, my mom was a grandmother (though she looked so young) and had lessContinue reading “Life is Short”

Givers and Takers

Relationships are tricky.  It’s hard to know who to trust and who you can open up to – versus who is taking notes to use against you one day.  If only we could sort our friends in to groups so we would know where we stand. There are, in fact,  two categories that we canContinue reading “Givers and Takers”

31 Days of Lessons Learned

I’m not celebrating Christmas this year.  Let’s just say it’s been a loooong year and I am closing it out by recovering from pneumonia.   But, there must be some sort of “end of the year” acknowledgement – and being that this year has had so many ups, downs, sideways, headstands and back-bends, well, thereContinue reading “31 Days of Lessons Learned”

Perfectly Imperfect

Laugh. Laugh at yourself. Stop kicking your own ass for your mistakes. Learn. Forgive. Move forward. We all make mistakes.  Are you a perfectionist?  Man, that is a lot of pressure!  I know.  I’ve been there.  The urge to have the perfect life, the perfect job, to be surrounded by other perfect people who actContinue reading “Perfectly Imperfect”

Fill Your Mental & Emotional Cup

We have three parts to holistic health – Mental, Physical and Spiritual.  I am teaching a workshop on Facebook this week that examines how to care for each of these parts of our overall wellness – Filling Our Cup. The first cup I talk about filling is our Mental/Emotional Cup. Here are some great waysContinue reading “Fill Your Mental & Emotional Cup”