Mental Balance

  • I Live On A One Way, Dead End Street!

        Years ago, I was in New York City during the Christmas Holiday — Typical New York with the hustle and bustle of city life.  People rushing to go to work, someone yelling because he was cut off by a car and another was on the street begging for money. As I thought about […]

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  • Routines and Habits

      Routines and habits are essential to having consistency and balance in our life. I’ve been reevaluating mine this past week and have updated my morning routine.   Morning routines are quite common, and most people are pretty set in what they do when they wake up. Morning routines are great for getting the day started […]

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  • Tomorrow I will Clean Up My Act!

      “I partied my butt off, pigged out, and drank myself under the table for my birthday. Man, I could not believe how horrible I felt… So I vowed to clean up my act. So I’m here to detox my body for a little bit but before I start, I’m going away to party with […]

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  • Learning to Appreciate Stress…

      Learning to appreciate stress, which is usually viewed negatively, can help balance your emotions.  Stress can actually have some surprising benefits. Let’s look at how we can consider stress from a different perspective.  Long-lasting stress and anxiety doesn’t serve anyone. However, there are some limited instances of short-term stress that can be beneficial.  Stress […]

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  • Finding Inner Balance in a COVID-19 Socially Distanced World

        With the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, our world has completely changed over the past few months in terms of how we connect because of social distancing mandates.  The world that we live in now, is ‘hyper-connected’ through technology.  All but our frontline heroes, and even some of them, are now working from home.  Most […]

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  • Corona’s Other Side…

        Just as I thought things were settling down, and that I could relax into retirement, the Coronavirus Pandemic put us all in lock down.  We’re all forced to work from home, keep our distance from one another and life as we knew it has completely changed.  The financial markets are crashing, people are […]

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  • Corona Consciousness – ‘Boiling Frogs’

      Officials in hazmat suits, sticking needles into a young child’s arm to test for the Coronavirus, conjure up horrific images from the movie ‘Contagion’ or ‘Outbreak’. Let’s face it… sudden contagious disease and the prospect of death is terrifying! Viruses are very real, and we’ve all been sick with one at some point in […]

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  • Too strong? I’m a bitch. Too weak? I’m a wallflower.

      I wanted my dad’s love and attention. I wanted to feel safe, seen and understood. It didn’t go so well… Dad was an alcoholic. I became a people pleaser extraordinaire and didn’t know there was such a thing as personal growth until my first marriage was beyond the point of no return. Yet two […]

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  • A Dose of Nature is Just What the Doctor Ordered…

    Modern life can leave us feeling stressed, lonely and depressed, but the solutions are sometimes surprisingly simple. A study completed in 2016 found that visiting a park for at least 30 minutes a week could significantly reduce the risk of depression.  Scientists in Australia found further evidence of what researchers have been saying for years. […]

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  • How to deal with a-holes

    This might not seem like the most enlightened question, yet it’s one I get a lot from members of my community. Especially with the coronavirus, people are scared and when we’re scared, we leave our heart, we’re triggered by our emotions, leave the intelligence of the prefrontal cortex that allow for abstract creative thinking and […]

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