Five Ways To Be Kind to Yourself

Cultivating a mindset of self-kindness and less judgement is an important topic any time, but especially this time of year when school is about to end for the summer, sleep schedules change, you may travel more, experience allergies or your body adjusts to being more phsyically active and you spend more time outdoors. You and […]

Keep Your Brain Fit, Focused and Fabulous!

The “Brain Budget” is valuable tool that provides a strong foundation for keeping the brain sharp and healthy. This may be familiar to you but I want to introduce it for future reference.  What is the “Brain Budget”? The “Brain Budget” is a prioritization system used to maximize energy and create space in the day […]

How Is Boundary Setting Addressed in Coaching Sessions?

How many times have you been asked to do something and said, “Yes” when you truly meant, “No?” The answer simply popped out of your mouth before you fully processed the level of commitment, your schedule, or even what you wanted to do. You replay the situation later and see how it could have been […]

Is It Time For You To Change The Channel?

Imagine yourself sitting on the couch, petting your cat or watching television after a long day. Work is over, the dishes have been washed or perhaps you have gotten the children in bed and you are ready to relax. You grab the TV remote and quickly moving through the different channels, trying to decide if you’re in […]

Freedom, Word Choice and Mindset

How do you feel when you “get to” perform a task in comparison to when you “have to” perform a task? The reactions felt by the body when we say each of these phrases are meaningful. These reactions can also be felt in the heart, the spirit and the brain. We all want to feel free and have the […]

Be Aware of the “Shoulds”

Should is a frequently used word and not typically in a kind way. The way you communicate with yourself and others can be supportive or devaluing without fully realizing the impact of our word choices. Should = self-limiting and negative mindset In most circumstances, “should” leads to judgment, criticism, worry and even anxiety. I have […]

The Power of Intention

More and more I realize the power of our intentions. Allowing the space and time to ask for what we need and what we want will help us determine those intentions and then we can set ourselves up for specific action with realistic time frames and deadlines. The definition of intention is “A thing intended; […]

Are Your Routines Shrinking Your Brain?

Routines. They feel safe and comfortable like your favorite pair of cozy slippers or sweatpants. Basic morning and bedtime routines have a place in our lives and can support healthy habits, productivity and efficiency. . . BUT, you can get too comfortable with your routines and stop being fully present. Let’s be honest, your routines […]

When a “turn off” is a good thing…

Around Valentine’s Day, we express our love and caring for others in different ways. There is a type of expression that you may not think about or even know about:  gene expression. This exciting area of study is called epigenetics. Epigenetics looks at our DNA, the genetic blueprint that we have inherited from our family. Our genes […]