Back-to-School can be a stressful time for teens, especially if they are highly sensitive. In this week’s video, find out if your teen has the trait of high sensitivity and what the number one thing is that you can do as a parent to help them manage the stress of back-to-school time.
Many adults and teens who are prone to stress, overwhelm or STRONG emotions end up wondering if "something is wrong with me"... but these symptoms can be easily explained by a completely normal biological trait.
This week’s video explains what the trait is and how to manage it so that you can stop feeling “broken” and start letting your natural gifts shine through!
If you want your New Year's resolutions to stick this year, check out this weeks' video to find out the secret to creating lasting change in your life.
I'm going to talk about the biggest factor that most people forget to consider when planning their resolutions, and techniques for overcoming this factor.
If you’ve ever had the thought, “This isn’t the life I wanted! How did I get so far off track?!?!”, then this week’s video is for you. Learn the crucial mistake that most people make when setting goals for their life and how to avoid it.
In this video I talk about how to get your life back on track by recalibrating your compass so that you can set goals to create a life you actually look forward to!
Gratitude is often a buzzword that gets thrown around this time of year, with Thanksgiving quickly approaching…and for good reason. Research has shown a multitude of surprising benefits resulting from practicing gratitude on a more regular basis.
Optimism and resilience are learned behaviors that can greatly increase our quality of life. If you want to find out how you could make your life more joyful, check out this week’s video for a simple gratitude exercise that can offer positive benefits even 6 months later!
Brace yourselves, the holidays have begun! The retailers are in full swing trying to sell us everything our hearts desire and tell us we won’t ever find happiness without the latest gadget or the most beautifully set holiday table. (scoff!)
If you find yourself caught up in all the insanity that sometimes surrounds the holidays, check out this week’s video about tips for combating holiday stress so that you can stay sane this holiday season.
Do you ever have one of those days when you’re just in a crummy mood, for whatever reason, and you want to punch anyone who smiles at you and tells you to try and think of something you’re grateful for? I know I do. Research in recent years has touted the benefits of gratitude for both our physical and mental health. But sometimes you’re just not in the mood. So what do you do?
In this week’s blog I offer an alternative strategy for shifting out of a bad mood when you just can’t muster the energy for gratitude.
We all have moments in our life when we lose hope, when change seems impossible and we just want to pull the covers over our head and go back to sleep. We ask ourselves if the pain we are in will ever get better.
The truth is…probably not, unless we choose to do something about it. In this week’s blog I talk about some proven strategies to try that will help you heal if you are in a dark place.
We so often go above and beyond when it comes to other people, but forego our own needs until they get so loud we can't ignore them anymore. For many of us, if we treated our vehicles with the same philosophy we treat ourselves, we'd end up broken down on the side of the road in need of a tow truck. Why do we do this? Because terms like "self-care" are often equated with selfishness or self-indulgence.
But what if I told you that's not what self-care is at all? This week's vlog talks about how prioritizing yourself is actually an act of service, no only for yourself, but also for everyone else who depends on you. And it will help you stay in it for the long haul, rather than ending up a hot mess on the side of the road.
We are often hard on ourselves anytime some trait or aspect of our being (either physical or psychological) falls outside of the norm or the societal ideal. Maybe we are not skinny enough (for girls), or muscular enough (for guys), or outgoing enough, or positive/upbeat enough, or mentally tough enough. We label the non-conforming part of us as “bad” or “broken”, and consequently try to fix it. But what if it doesn’t need fixing?
In this week’s blog I discuss how we often mis-label certain traits as “bad” or “broken” and then make ourselves even more miserable when we try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing.