Category Archives: Stress Relief

The Best Holiday Memories

Norman Rockwell never painted hamburgers and hot dogs in his vision of the American holiday dinner, yet he might have really enjoyed our version of it.

Not all of you will celebrate Christmas, but for those of you who do; I wish you the happiest and most joyful of Christmas holidays. I grew up with a […]

Dreading the Good Stuff

Things will be better? Seriously? What could be better than a week of celebrations and work that makes me deliriously happy? What was wrong with me to be looking forward to such a fabulous week being over?

Recently, I was preparing for a truly busy week. My husband and daughter both had birthdays to celebrate. We were having a going away party for my oldest son who […]

What do you need to do?

So, what do you need to do right this minute to take care of yourself? A nap? A walk? Talking to a friend? Listening to music? Work? Play? A hug? What would help you right now? What if doing that very thing helped you to feel better, accomplish more, and find genuine peace and happiness in your life?

Recently, my 18-year-old daughter was having a tough night. She was tired from working two jobs, stressed out about her college admissions, and overwhelmed with homework. She was in tears […]

What’s Done is Done

Why is it that we are so willing to hang on to so-called mistakes from our past and use them to make ourselves miserable in the present?

Recently, I gave one of my clients the assignment of repeating again and again, “What’s done is done.” Based on her scowling face, I’m pretty sure she didn’t like that […]

[Video] How do I stop feeling overwhelmed?

When you begin to realize that overwhelm is a mindset, it will be easier for you to stop anxiety in its tracks.

If you think about it, if you have […]

A Few Minutes of Credit

why not take five minutes right now to sit down, take a few deep breaths and let go of the stress and anxiety that can often come at this time of year?

Most of you are probably right in the middle of the holiday chaos.  Some of you may revel in the meaning of the season, family time, etc. but some of […]

Worrying Before You Need to Worry

Worrying before you need to worry

Here are some common things that I hear from my clients, “I’m so worried about her going to high school. I mean what if she doesn’t make friends.” “I’m so […]

How to Enjoy a Stress Free Life!

Like many, you may be feeling overwhelmed and are looking for a stress free life. Stress is so hard on the body, on our emotional well-being, and on our relationships.

Living Stress Free
Often after a week of working with clients I find that a theme shows up for a number of clients.  Some common themes have been struggling with […]

The Yes/No Method For Holiday Sanity

The Yes/No Method for Holiday Sanity

The holidays can be a glorious time for family togetherness, great food, beautiful decorations, and spiritual and religious growth. It can also be prime time for the dreaded emotions of […]