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 […]

The Process of How You Change

This quote from Proschaska, Norcross and DiClemente’s book “Changing For Good” speaks words to what the process of change looks like for individuals – it is all based upon timing. In their book, the authors explain a six-stage change process that allows individuals to overcome bad habits. Krista even wrote a blog on these 6 […]

Staying Mindful during the Holidays

Now that school is winding down for the year – students are finishing up with their finals – and the holidays grow nearer, it is important to remember to stay present during the holidays and to not focus on all of the other things that are not currently going on. This past Tuesday was the end […]

Criticism: learning to accept with open arms

In my past, I have known myself to not take criticism well, even constructive criticism – instead, I would take it personally (unfortunately,you can see it all over my face). I know that I am a perfectionist and strive to not only do my best, but the best in everything that I do. I also […]

Reaching the light at the end of the tunnel

Lately I’ve been seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in a bunch of ways – I’m getting close to the end of my school semester, I’m getting closer to the end of my degree, and I have a little vacation coming up. I’m getting that “I can do this!” feeling, that “Push […]

How do humans change?

I’ve been reading this great book, Changing for Good, by Prochaska, Norcross, and Diclemente. Its subtitle is “A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward.” Now doesn’t that sound good?!? Or maybe in some ways it sounds too good to be true?  I mean, most of us have tried […]

New school year, new beginnings in Orlando

It’s the first week of school (well, for me – maybe the second week for some of you)! You know what I love about the first week of school? Well, I mean other than new school supplies (I love new school supplies!)… New beginnings! I love new beginnings! With a new school year, you have a […]

When Stress Goes Rogue, Say Hello to Anxiety: A Guide to Managing and Reducing Your Stress

Stress, it’s the ubiquitous toxic influence of our time.  Our relentless, competitive, materialistic culture seems to manufacture stress, and it is never out-of-stock.  The medical community tells us that excessive stress can lead to physical ailments, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and even cancer.  And from a mental health perspective, stress left […]

What should I be doing? What’s the right question? (Just be here.)

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking forward. What’s next? What should I be doing? Is this getting me where I want to go? I was talking to friends about trying to be less stressed about things like this, about not being so future-focused. One said “Well, what would happen if you just […]

Some days you just don’t have “it”

I bet you know what I mean when I say “some days you just don’t have ‘it’.”  I bet you’ve been there too.  Days when you just feel like you don’t have that much to give.  Days when you just don’t feel like you’re making much sense – even to yourself.  It happens.  It makes […]

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