Taking Self-Responsibility Seriously | Love and Acceptance | Dimensions of Wellbeing

Self-Responsibility and love are the foundation and context of wellness. They are the seeds from which all other wellness dimensions sprout. Before we go any further, think about those two statements for a minute. What does it mean to love yourself and take responsibility for caring for yourself? Continuing with the series of blogs on Wellness, this [...]

By | 2017-04-07T09:34:06+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Emotions, Personal Life, Wellness|5 Comments

Your Dimensions of Wellness | Get Better Health

  We usually associate beginnings and new resolutions with the New Year.  Maybe  a more appropriate time for new beginnings is early Spring.  We see all the trees beginning to bud and the daffodils, tulips and hyacinth starting to peek out of the ground. It is an invigorating time of year and a good time [...]

By | 2017-04-07T09:41:42+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Care, Wellness|7 Comments

What Coping Skills Do You Have in Your Emotional Toolbox?

What Coping Skills Do You Have in Your Emotional Toolbox? Over the past few weeks we have been assembling an Emotional Toolbox of Coping Skills. Hopefully you have been able to gather useful coping skills that you can use each and every day. We’ve been using common everyday tools to remind us how to deal with [...]

Managing Unexpected Events Through Emotion, Logic and Action

Managing Unexpected Events Through Emotion, Logic and Action Have you heard the expression “that threw a wrench into my plans”? Apparently the expression began when factory workers threw a wrench into machinery to stop it from working when they needed a break. We have now adopted the phrase to mean that  an unexpected event prevents [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:26:09+00:00 October 12th, 2015|All Blog Posts, Emotions, Life Tool Box, Life Tools, Personal Life|0 Comments

Dealing with Your Fears by Shinning a Light on Them

Dealing with Your Fears by Shinning a Light on Them What we can’t see can often scare us.  When we shine a light on our fears they can become more manageable. A flashlight becomes a  pretty handy tool. In the darkest corners, it just takes a tiny bulb to show every hidden nook and cranny. [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:26:15+00:00 September 28th, 2015|All Blog Posts, Emotions, Life Tool Box, Life Tools|0 Comments

The Space Between Us – Intimacy and Wellness

  Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” ≈ Harriet Goldhor Lerner   We are hardwired to connect. We need each other in order to survive. Even those of us who are introverts [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:26:40+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Emotions, Family, Relationships, Wellness|0 Comments

How Does It Feel | Wellness Inventory

Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?  Years ago that expression meant that the person was grouchy, irritable or in a bad mood. People can tell if you are in a bad mood. We communicate our emotions to others and they are able to tell what kind of a mood we're [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:26:50+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Care, Wellness|8 Comments

Eating and Your Relationship to Food

Eating and Your Relationship to Food Few issues in our lives represent a more complicate relationship than our relationship to food. We have to eat in order to survive. Eating is one of the energy inputs and as the old saying goes “You are What you Eat.” All we have to do is walk down [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:28:56+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Emotions, Life Tools, Personal Care, Wellness|1 Comment

Are You In Control | Stop Blaming Yourself

  How much control do you believe you have over what happens in your life? Can you control the outcome of events?  Do you believe that your fate is determined by the shifting winds, or do you believe that you have the ability to impact your world? Hopefully, you can see the difference there -- [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:29:12+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Emotions|0 Comments

Forever 21 | How Society Perceives Aging

  Yesterday, I started a conversation with my 33 year old marketing manager about age and the undercurrent of how society felt about aging. These are the secret thoughts and perceptions about ageism we all have but usually don't speak about. What started me thinking about this topic was seeing stores like “Forever 21” in [...]

By | 2016-10-18T00:29:19+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Emotions|17 Comments