At the Heart of Giving

One way to feel gratitude and appreciation is by giving to others. As a motivational speaker and resiliency coach, I share with clients and audiences that gratitude helps us to be resilient. By giving to others we get out of our own orbit of focusing on ourselves and put our energy and time into thinking …

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Gratitude Creates Reframed Thoughts and Perspective Shifts!  

Gratitude is the ultimate conduit to help you to reframe thought processes and shift perspective about a situation or circumstance. This time of year with Thanksgiving & the Holiday Season around the corner we may be starting to think about what we are grateful for, I know that I did this for years- I would …

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Let it out! Let it go!

YES! Feeling more optimistic is important. However, at the same time, I feel that it is necessary to acknowledge your fears and the negative chatter. If we don’t my concern is that by trying to bypass the fear and head straight to optimism that it will feel inauthentic, it may even feel like we are …

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Two Tips to Realistically, Optimistically, Hopefully, & Proactively Deal!

When we practice what I call active acceptance which is realistically, optimistically, hopefully, and proactively accepting what is and where we are shifts the way that we think, feel, act, and interact with others. This fosters a resilient response. Working with people who are experiencing challenges (NOs as I call them) I have noticed that …

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Purposeful Pause

Sometimes when we think of pausing- it can bring up feelings of time standing still. We can look at this from a different perspective where a pause can be filled with purpose and intention.  At times we don’t need to act or react, we may just need to be. When we feel the swirl of …

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Preparing Your Self- Advocacy Notebook

Do you find yourself getting nervous as you prepare for a visit with your doctor? Do you come with questions only to realize that you forgot them all when you enter the room as you begin to feel more overwhelmed and anxious? Today, I want to share with you a tip to help you to …

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Two Tips to Help You to Reduce Overwhelm so You Can Find Creative Solutions to Challenges

As the seasons change so does the energy surrounding that time of year. Fall brings a revving-up energy from the previous season, Summer. As we collectively transition from the being mode of summer to the doing mode of Fall, we can start to feel overwhelmed with all the To-Dos. Overwhelm can come in many forms …

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