Be a Friend to Yourself

Most of us have high expectations of both ourselves and others. This is not always a bad thing. We set goals, we make plans, we want to be successful people as it relates to family, relationships, and money. But oftentimes, how we react to a different outcome of an expectation we had of ourselves can […]

Suicide Prevention: A New Conversation

  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and our community comes together to promote suicide prevention awareness. Understanding and discussing issues surrounding suicide is an important way to help in prevention efforts and help those who struggle with mental health concerns. Suicide is not something that is easy to talk about, but if we know […]

Addiction: The Secret Shame

    It’s been called “the monkey on your back” and other phrases that suggest the seemingly unshakeable hold of addiction.  Just when you think you’ve kicked it, it’s back again and you find yourself discouraged, full of shame and even hopeless.  Alcoholism and addiction are an epidemic in our society, with people falling into self-medicating […]

Practicing Mindfulness for a Happier You!

  In life, it is inevitable for us not to have “one of those days“. It’s just something we accept as part of being a human! But, sometimes, we don’t feel like we’re just having “one of those days”, but more like one of those weeks, or months, or YEARS, etc. Be it because of a […]

Letting Go for 2016

The end of the year is upon us. This is a scary thought, but it also can be quite exhilarating. Think about it, with the beginning of a new year you will have new memories to create, new experiences, maybe new friends or a new job… but ultimately, you will have a full year of […]

Do you have whole-body wellness?

I’m sure many of you are asking “what exactly is wellness?” People have explained the concept of wellness in many different ways, but the underlining idea is always the same. SAMHSA defines wellness as “the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, a healthy body and living environment, joyful relationships, and happiness.” Basically, […]

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure

This article is by Travis Bradberry, originally posted on Inc.com, and has been shorten for this blog. “When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive […]

Empowering Parent’s “8 Best Parenting Tips for 2015”

  Not too long ago one of the Empowering Parents‘ Coaches, Denise Rowden, posted an article outlining their “8 Best Parenting Tips for 2015.” Since I have been focusing the recent blogs on how to make the most of your New Year, and Visions Boards if you created them, I felt it was time for a change […]

Including Affirmations in Your Life

Positive affirmations can be used to reprogram your thought patterns and change the way you think and feel about things. They are short positive statements that can help you focus on goals, get rid of negative, self-defeating beliefs and program your subconscious mind. These affirmations mirror the belief “you are what you think.” The word affirmation […]

On the road to happiness, one step at a time.

This week it seems that MindBodyGreen has published a surplus of articles all relating back to happiness. The first article that I came across was by Shannon Kaiser on “20 Signs You’re Happier Than You Give Yourself Credit For.” This sparked my interest right away, as I have  found that I describe myself as unhappy […]

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