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February 4, 2020

We all want to be happy. As Mel Robbins would say, “simple, but not easy.” Are you happy? Overall? Most of the time? What Mel is referring to is the fact that most of how you experience your life is within your control. It’s not complicated to choose happiness, it’s ju...

January 2, 2020

Recently, I have seen people declare their "intentions" in lieu of making a new year's "resolution." A kinder, gentler, don't feel super bad if you don't follow through version of a personal desire for change. Sure - to "intend" is to 'plan for a particular objective'...

January 2, 2020

By far, weight loss, in the form of diet and/or exercise, is the most popular New Year's resolution. As a health and wellness coach I am thrilled that people want to be healthier, and, ‘TBH’... we all want to look better. For me, however, the most compelling reason to...

October 10, 2019

Once upon a time, in a life far, far away, I was working as a psychologist participating in research for anxiety and depression. I had 2 young children, ages 4 & 1, and I was trying to juggle it all; work, relationship, family, community. At some point, I believe it wa...

August 6, 2019

Wellness, the concept of changing one’s habits to increase longevity and quality of life, has slowly been finding a foothold within the walls of the workplace. With the incidence of workplace burnout reaching “epidemic proportions” (Charlie DeWitt, 2017), organizations...

July 17, 2018

Once, when bedridden with a fever, I watched the movie "The Holiday" 3 times in a row.  While it may have been the fever tempering my overall artistic critical abilities, the movie did in fact have a core inspirational message, "Be the STAR of your own life!" For both...

February 1, 2018

What makes you say ‘Ahhh’?  I'm not talking about when the dentist says "Open up and say...", I'm talking about that warm cozy feeling when, maybe just for a moment, all is good and right with the world.  Times when you realize you're not holding your breath or doing m...

January 9, 2018

Life is not perfect.  People are not perfect.  I'm okay with this.  In fact, I count on it.  That's why I can live with myself when amidst all of the organic produce on the grocery store conveyer belt there might be a random box of Mallomars (best cookie EVER for those...

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