F YMonth: January 24, 2019

Depression and the Mind, Body and Spirit

We are weighed down as a society.  The daily assault of news stories, overwhelmingly bad, and  the feeling of helplessness to affect change has, at times, felt too overpowering and dark.   Many of us feel weighed down by the demands of our everyday lives, leaving little time for self-awareness or self-care.  Our culture values achievement, […]

Cortisol and Stress

Stress. Everyone knows this one little word. Some of us all too well.When you are stressed, levels of the stress hormone cortisol spike, and it can wreak havoc throughout the body.Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands just above the kidneys. It plays many roles in different body processes, including controlling blood sugar levels, regulating […]

Taming the Inner Critic

It’s a New Year which comes with the inevitable, and often dreaded, New Year’s resolution! We often find resolutions hard enough because we are trying something new, and one of the things which often impedes our progress is our inner critic. I’ve written about the inner critic before, but as a reminder – our inner critic […]

Making Assumptions – What is Really Happening?

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, a book where she introduces a three-part process to help us sort through our (often) negative emotions when feeling we have failed. (You can check it out here: https://www.lifeskillsresourcegroup.com/friday-book-review-brene-brown/). Today, I want to invite you to focus a bit more on […]