Good Questions to Ask Yourself Regularly
If you want to live a life well lived you need to reflect on your life at regular intervals. Why? Because...
“If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?” — Anonymous
““The unexamined life is not worth living.”” — Socrates
You Can't Live With Integrity if You Don't Know .... Read more
Living Wholeheartedly Requires Self-Reflection
Self-reflection is, of course, a necessary Strategy of the Spirit. I created the following Wholehearted Living Checklist to help you ponder, “How am I doing?” It is my way of defining what Wholehearted Living looks like. How many of the boxes in the checklist can you claim? ... Read more
SoulCollage® : The Positive Virus That Has Spread Like Wildfire Have You Caught It Yet?
SoulCollage® is one of the most enlivening and beneficial techniques I have used in my practice…both personally and professionally. I've seen people fall in love with this practice because:
• Anyone can do it.
• It is one of the best expressive art methods for self-awareness, self- acceptance and transformation I know.
• SoulCollage® can be a great solo practice or
• SoulCollage® can be celebrated in meaningful community.
But I’m Not Creative!... Read more
What does a couch potato have in common with a workaholic?
Neither a workaholic or a couch potato understands the true value and benefit of well-spent leisure time. It may seem strange, but our modern culture really encourages these two extremes:
- Overworking, over “doing”, over-striving for goals that always live in the future
- Under-Doing, under-engagement in tangible acts of wholehearted living today
Eleven things you may be missing out on... Read more
Do You Practice Power Posing Yet? Simple, Powerful & Research Based.
Your body language does not only express your mood, it creates it. By power posing for only two minutes you can actually alter the hormones associated with a more confident, powerful presence. Research now proves that your mind does not only affect your body... Read more
Seasonal Affective Disorder & Mild to Moderate Depression Season is Upon Us Again
Is it a coincidence that I've just been asked to give a lecture on this at Colgate University for the Shaw Wellness Institute program? The lecture is for the college community only, but I thought I'd share a bit of the information I'm putting together with a wider audience.
Supplementing Happiness.... Read more
Let's face it. When are we ever NOT women in transition?
You may be one if you find yourself saying things like this to yourself:
- “I’m feeling stuck in life.”
- “It’s time for a change.”
- “Life is boring, I need to find the courage to change something.”
- “Is that all there is?”
- "My life, relationships and body have changed, but something in me doesn't feel finished yet..."
- "The things/friends/activities that used to interest me don't anymore."
- "I didn't ask for this, but now that it's here, what am I going to do?"
Is Your True Self Pestering You?... Read more
Do you suspect that you (or someone you love) are feeling overwhelmed a bit more often, or a bit more easily than others?
The highly sensitive person phenomenon is real. Most experts say that 15% to 20% of the population responds more to the subtleties in their environment. This can easily lead to overwhelm and exhaustion. Highly sensitives need coping skills even more than others. ... Read more
Do you sometimes wonder if the time you spend online is helping you live your life to the fullest?
As someone who just joined the social media and online world one year ago, I was stunned at how quickly it began to insidiously take over my life. I was determined to take my life back. My favorite way to do that is listed below.
Ten Symptoms of Internet Use Disorder... Read more
Guided imagery has been known for years to be very beneficial for easing distress. Mis-guided imagery is being done far more often!
In fact “mis-guided imagery” is actually often a contributing cause to many of the things people seek psychotherapeutic support for: ... Read more
Nature deficit disorder has set in here in central New York State.
For a month now it has been so cold even my dog won’t go outside. His paws burn from the salt put on the icy roads and they freeze on the snow. He refuses to master boots.
People are beginning to get cabin fever from being stuck inside.
Nature deficit disorder is real.
It is what we suffer and lose when ... Read more
A meditation mantra is a powerful psycho-spiritual practice that has the proven power to improve your health, ease your emotions and transform consciousness.
I want to say a belated THANK YOU to a little old Irish nun, Sister Agnes. She “threw me the life preserver” of the mantra practice 31 years ago at an overwhelming time in my life. I grabbed on to it and it saved me. It is still a fundamental “peace practice” for my life. A mantra is simply a ... Read more
Play deprivation is rampant.
I realized my own life was a bit out of balance when I did my own quick Blivet Quiz last week. So this blog will be short because today I am playing with my sister. We are both neophyte printmakers, and learning just like kindergarteners…. Experimenting just for the fun of it, and "just because we feel like it."
Play is important, but we are doing less and less of it as adults.
If you think "I don't have time to play", you don't understand just how important play is to wellbeing, health, intelligence, creativity and productivity. Find out how important it is by watching this TedTalk..[ted id=483]
6 signs you may be play deprived: ... Read more
“Wellbeing” and “work / life balance” sounded like an annoying foreign language to Frank when I first met him.
Frank had been sent to attend a 6-session Mind Body Wellness program by his doctor. He attended only "to get his wife to stop nagging him” and to prove to his doctor that his prior three heart attacks had nothing at all to do with his lifestyle or emotional patterns. ... Read more
How to be a friend in a busy cyber world?
Do our social media "friends" count as real "social capital" and human connection? As last week's info-graphic showed, we are actually becoming less connected to each other in the last few decades. This is taking its toll on our emotional and physical wellbeing. Read more