Live with intention.Walk to the edge.Listen Hard.Practice wellness.Play with abandon.Laugh.Choose with no regret.Appreciate your friends.Continue to learn.Do what you love.Live as if this is all there is. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher Mary Anne Radmacher reminds us to live with intention each day. Participate fully in this life by laughing and loving. Take time today to … More Live with Intention
Winter has arrived. It’s dark and cold. It will be dark and cold again tomorrow. The good news is that we have made it past the winter solstice. The days are getting longer. However, January tends to be a long and challenging month for many, especially those living with seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder … More 5 Best Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder : Don’t Be Sad, Be Happy!
Creating a gratitude practice increases happiness and reduces stress. Begin today in three easy steps. … More Creating a Gratitude Practice During Difficult Times
Twenty-seven wildfires are burning across Oregon. The fires have resulted in in entire communities’ evacuations, the loss of homes and businesses for hundreds of families, and potential for mental health crisis. Across the state, Oregonians are struggling with hazardous air quality, making breathing difficult. This experience is overwhelming for many who are already struggling. We … More 4 Ways to Avoid a Mental Health Crisis During Difficult Times
My workdays are very different these days. There seems to be no connection between life today and life in March of this year. In the not so distant past, I would rush around the house scrambling to get ready and gather everything that I needed for the day: purse, keys, ID badge, snacks, coffee. These … More 3 Things Quarantine Taught Me About Connection
3 Ways to Manage Anxiety in a Pandemic … More Managing Anxiety in an Ever Changing World
Weeks have gone by, and each day there are reports about COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths. We read tips for staying connected during quarantine and how to stay healthy. We, or others that we know, are sewing face masks to help prevent the continued spread of the virus. This is life in quarantine. And this is … More Quarantine or A New Way of Life?
So often we can work through the challenges of daily living effortlessly. Sometimes, though, little problems or small inconveniences build up and can make it difficult to manage our emotions. Recently I helped a friend care for her mini farm while she was out of town. In addition to dogs and a cat, her small … More 5 Ways to Stop Little Things From Becoming Big Things
Everyone feels lonely sometimes. Loneliness may feel like a gnawing emptiness and trigger an overwhelming emotional response resulting in anxiety and depression. Social isolation often causes loneliness, however, many people feel lonely or rejected when surrounded by other people. Others may experience pain from their perceived disconnection from others. In 1949 Hank Williams, Sr. wrote … More Feel Lonely? Moving from Loneliness to Connectedness
In this technological age of instant news and social media at our fingertips, children are bombarded daily with news of school shootings, bombings, war, nuclear threats, genocide, and political extremism. At school and in their neighborhoods children experience peer pressure, bullying, and social isolation. As a result there is a continued increase in the diagnosis … More Reducing Anxiety in Children