Why Would You Talk to Your Emotions?

Why Would You Talk to Your Emotions?

Have you ever talked to your self-doubt, your resistance, your anger, your overwhelm, beyond telling it to shove off? What about a conversation with your abundance, your joy, your self-worth? I mean a real conversation. Sometimes it helps to put the emotion outside yourself. It’s all about perspective. Emotions, including the desirable ones, can skew… Continue Reading

You Constantly Use the Power of Story. Is It Helping or Hurting You?

You Constantly Use the Power of Story. Is It Helping or Hurting You?

Did storytime enthrall you as a child? How about now as an adult? Did you realize you constantly use the power of story to either discourage or motivate yourself every day? When the story or narrative you’re telling yourself stops your forward momentum, it’s time to rewrite the story. This is more important than you… Continue Reading

What Can You Do With 60 Seconds?

What Can You Do With 60 Seconds?

According to Jenna Kelland of SparkWellness.ca,  you can integrate quick and easy self-care strategies into your busy life, sixty seconds at a time. I’m a big believer just as she is, that: ” … small change can spark incredible transformations. If a women can spend 60 seconds at a time looking after herself in different… Continue Reading

How Non-Artists Grasp the Benefits of Producing Art

How Non-Artists Grasp the Benefits of Producing Art

I just read an interesting study that “demonstrate[s] greater improvements in mood in a group of individuals who were allowed to freely create a piece of art. [Twenty] minutes produced clear reductions in negative mood (1).”   The words “producing” and “art” are subjective and fiercely debated, and together – let’s just say people tend to… Continue Reading

Lessons Learned from Living

Lessons Learned from Living

I don’t know it all, even though there used to be a time I believed I might. I’m so glad that time is over now. However, I have learned or realized a few things in my 44 years of living (most of them in the last 5 or so years.) Here they are in no particular… Continue Reading

Speaking Kindness to Yourself: SHZL-0004

Speaking Kindness to Yourself: SHZL-0004

Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the author of Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life says that violent communication is the use of words “in ways that result in harm, … with moralistic judgments, evaluations, criticisms, demands, coercion, or labels of “right” versus “wrong. Speaking and thinking in these ways often leads to inner wounds, which in turn… Continue Reading

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