Positive Change

Positive Change Starts with “Just this Once!”

February 15, 2024

Here we are in February and for many of us, those New Years’ resolutions to make positive lifestyle changes have fallen by the wayside. Why?! You may be familiar with the phrase “Just this once, won’t hurt.” Have you found yourself muttering this to yourself lately? It usually happens when you’re tired, or in a…

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Holidays: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 15, 2023

Wondering why an article about the holidays in October? The slippery slope of holiday spending, baking, over-eating, weight gain, expenses, decorating, parties, family gatherings (Oh my!), travel chaos, begins with Halloween. By mid-October, many have already eaten the first batch of Halloween candy, intended for trick or treaters. It doesn’t really end until the last…

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Peak Performance Begins Between Your Ears

August 1, 2023

Do you ever feel stressed out, agonizing about an upcoming talk, presentation or other event that requires being your best? Maybe you’re an athlete or student and stress out before the game or exam. You might find yourself reliving previous similar situations where you weren’t your best and inwardly cringe. Your heart pounds, the tension…

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3 Good Things: A Healthier Perspective in 2023

July 1, 2023

Do you ever find yourself thinking or saying something like, “Today’s going to be a bear”? Do you anticipate a rough day? Feel stressed and irritable? Research shows a negative perspective impacts our health, contributing to poor sleep, unmanaged stress, depression, isolation and more. I can work with you on that. You can work with…

Breathe to Relieve Stress

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May 26, 2023

When you’re upset, your breath is one of the first things to go. You start to shallow-breathe or hold your breath, trying to regain your composure. We are born breathing like puppies, from our belly, soft and relaxed. Growing up, we experience fear, stress, and trauma. We start to shallow-breathe (breathing only from the chest)…