Managing Stress with Self-Compassion

August 21, 2018

For many of us, August can be an incredibly stressful month – the end of summer, school supply shopping, changing schedules, sports starting up again. How do you manage all of that stress? If you’re like me, many times I don’t realize I’m stressed until my body starts sending me warning signals, loud and clear. […]

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Mind Over Matter

December 20, 2017

The holidays have a tendency to bring with them much more than simply home-cooked meals and dazzling lights. Often, they entail incredible amounts of stress: Do I have enough to afford the new iPhone that my daughter wants so badly? How will we celebrate in light of John’s deployment next week? Will grandpa make inappropriate […]

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Creating a Life Worth Living

November 6, 2017

What do I do when I realize that I am not necessarily living the values I hold for myself in a given life domain? How to I create a life worth living?

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The Struggle Switch

September 25, 2017

Do you struggle with difficult, painful thoughts and feelings on a regular basis?  Do you try with all of your strength to get rid of or avoid them?  If so, you are definitely not alone! In his book, The Happiness Trap, Dr. Russ Harris explains a reason why we tend to struggle with painful thoughts, feelings, memories, etc.  His explanation […]

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A Simple Challenge

May 10, 2017

Recently I’ve noticed the topic of minimalism riding another wave of popularity in media. The concept of living simpler in an increasingly complex society is understandably attractive. Learning to live simpler means learning to filter out our lives’ clutter so we can focus on what truly matters. Dreaming of a simpler life is nice, but […]

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