Put Self-Care at the Top of Your List This Holiday Season


Every year around the holidays so many of my clients tell me they are stressed out and burned out from trying to be all things to all people. As self-care authority Eleanor Brown says, “Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” But especially at the holidays, we attempt to do just that,…read more.

6 Ways to Reset This Fall


August ushers in the busiest time of year in my office. Clients are stressed, tired, anxious and depressed. They report sleeping less and experiencing more headaches and general crabbiness. So, what’s the reason behind this uptick in negative moods, emotions, and health? The shift from summer to fall schedules. Whether summertime is a slower pace,…read more.

Tips to Start Your Day


How you start your day can inform the way your day goes. Do you rush into it? Jump on social media first thing? Turn on the TV and radio and find yourself reacting to what is often negative news? You’re not alone. This spring I began thinking about my morning routine. I knew it wasn’t…read more.

Get Unstuck with The Four Agreements


I first read The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz shortly after it was published in 1997. This powerful book came to me at a time when I was knee-deep on a path of self-awareness and exploration. I was attending conferences and reading everything I could about healing. My…read more.

How to Stay Centered During the Holiday Season


The holiday season is upon us. Right around the corner are parties, gift exchanges and family gatherings. While these can be wonderful, they can also be stressful. So how best to cope? Meditation. For about two months, I had been rushing into my day. The minute I opened my eyes, my mind focused on my…read more.

How to Heal through Resiliency


What is resiliency and how does it contribute to health and well being? Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…family, relationships, health problems, etc. Bouncing back from difficult experiences. American Psychological Association, www.apa.org Just like the resilient dandelion flower which keeps growing…read more.

Mindfulness: Lazy River Technique


Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring. Lilly Pulitzer, American socialite and fashion designer I’ve lived in Iowa long enough to know that even though it’s 77 degrees today, it might actually feel like winter by the time you read this. But for today, I’m going to enjoy “spring,” even though it doesn’t officially arrive…read more.

There’s a link between stress and the heart. Do you know what it is?


During February, the month of romance, the heart takes center stage. Our minds and, well, our hearts are focused on love. On Valentine’s Day, many express their feelings for others with cards and gifts of candy, flowers and the like. I’m all for this external expression of love, but I hope we also make time…read more.

8 Tips to Soothe Your Soul with Music this Holiday Season


Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same. John Denver This…read more.

Take Time to Watch the Leaves Turn


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence September 22 marks the first day of autumn. Some dread this time of year because it means summer is over and the harsh winter weather is right around the corner—at least if you live in the Midwest. But this quote by the…read more.