7 Ways to Have More Fun Everyday

Life is hard sometimes. We work, attend school, home repairs, shopping, shuttle children, go to the gym, clean the toilet, attend community meetings and repeat it all again tomorrow. Without conscious effort, life can become an endless to do list that we are simultaneously checking off and expanding. What we need is a little bit … More 7 Ways to Have More Fun Everyday

Mind Over Stress: One Minute Mindfulness Activities

Stress happens to the best of us. There are pressures at work and at home. Daily meditation and mindfulness practices help to reduce overall stress and anxiety and support focus. Sometimes, however, you just need a quick reset to get grounded. Below are seven of my favorite mindfulness activities that can help you to regain … More Mind Over Stress: One Minute Mindfulness Activities

What Give You Hope?

“to cherish a desire with anticipation” “to expect with confidence” “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” “to look forward to with desire and confidence” “to place trust, rely” “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Proverb … More What Give You Hope?

Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)

Wellness is a holistic way of managing life. When health permeates every part of the human experience, wellness is present. The National Wellness Institute (www.nationalwellness.org) identifies six dimensions of wellness including: Emotional Occupational Physical Social Intellectual Spiritual As we move into this new year and look forward to what will unfold for us, focusing on … More Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)

2017: The Search for Wellness

The New Year’s festivities have wrapped up and like everyone else, I am beginning to slide back into that normal routine that existed before the holidays. Laundry, work, writing, groceries, the to do list has changed considerably from two weeks ago when it read: wrap gifts, make pie, find holly. It’s time to pack up … More 2017: The Search for Wellness

Holding Space for Love

The sun is shining through the windows and I can hear the rhythmic thwump, thwump, thwump of tennis balls as they make their way back and forth across the community tennis courts. I take another sip of my coffee and settle in at my keyboard knowing that I am safe in my quiet suburban Oregon … More Holding Space for Love

When the lights fade, what’s next?

The Christmas lights are still up. Driving around town at night reveals the winter wonderland that is my community. But, it is January 1st. It is the first day of so many yet to be unfulfilled resolutions. Many people will fall off the wagon by the weekend. Others will last until February. Most will have … More When the lights fade, what’s next?

Looking Upward and Onward

Winter often seems as if it is a time of death. Darkness and cold envelop us in the winter. But, underneath the seeming bleakness new life is stirring, ready to burst out at the slightest hint of sunshine.