1. The Holidays:Part Six – What to do After the Holidays

    It is not uncommon for people to get depressed after the holidays.  Sometimes we are on a rush from the holiday season, and when it is over in a blink of an eye we can become depressed.   Sometimes the holidays can bring on a lot of hurt, maybe your family or friends said or did something hurtful, and maybe the holidays bring up sadness for you.  Either way, it is okay to have a difficult …Read More

  2. The Holidays:Part Four – Breathing

    Breathing is more helpful than you may think. When I tell people to breath, the first thing they do is look at me like I am dumb. Then they will say something like I am breathing. Yes, you may be breathing, but are you really breathing? Are you breathing in a way to help yourself calm down, relax, and enjoy the moment rather than have such extreme anxiety for the holidays?   Here are some bre…Read More

  3. The Holidays:Part Three – How To Stay Calm?

    If you already read part one and two you are on your way to a calmer Christmas. Having the ability to say no is the first step. Now, how do you stay calm during all the hustle and bustle? Step one: Have about 5-10 minutes of quiet time a day. Step two: Make sure to do at least one thing you enjoy doing. Step three: Try to focus on the joy of the season, because this too shall pass. Step four: Refo…Read More

  4. The Holidays:Part Two – Who To Say “No” To?

    Who can you say no to this holiday season? The short answer is, everyone. There are some things that no matter what, we have to do them during the holidays. It is tradition. Sometimes we do have to sacrifice a tiny bit in order to make someone else very happy. That is okay, but you don’t have to sacrifice everything. You can say no to your parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephe…Read More

  5. The Holidays:Part One – Say “NO”

    Welcome to our series on “how to survive the holidays and enjoy them.” How to say no, it sure does sound easy. It’s just a small two-letter word, yet at times it can be so hard to say that tiny word. The holidays can be full of demands, questions, wants and needs. Our parents want us to go to their house for Christmas, but our aunt wants us to be at their house. The kids want to be with the …Read More

  6. Saying Good-bye to the Winter Blues!!

    Finally, it is that time of year.  We can put away our boots and winter coats and break out the sandals, shorts, tank tops and even bathing suits.  For some people, your heart just sank when you read, “bathing suits.” Believe me, I understand. Isn’t it crazy to think about how much weather affects our mood?  It affects our mood so much that there is even a diagnosis for it, its called Sea…Read More

  7. When There Is Nothing To Say

    Have you ever had a moment when you were at a loss for words?  Maybe your best friend just told you that her mother died.  Maybe you just found out you lost your job.  Maybe your child comes to you pouring their heart out.  Sometimes moments happen in our lives and we just don’t know what to do or say.  I’m here to tell you, that’s okay.  Sometimes there are just no words.  It’s oka…Read More

  8. But What If They Don’t Like Me?

    As a society we are so afraid of what others will think of us.  Granted, I know there are a few people out there who really could care less of what others think of them.  They are who they are and they are proud of it.  As for the rest of us, we may struggle a little in that area.  It’s not exactly that we are not proud of ourselves; we just get caught up in what society thinks.  There is n…Read More

  9. Fear…it can steal a lot from us

    Fear is powerful. It steals joy, happiness, adventure and opportunities from us. Fear works its way into our minds and hinders us from living the life we were made to live. Everyone has experienced fear at one point in his or her life. Even those people who you think are “fearless,” they aren’t. At some point I bet they have been afraid. It is okay to be afraid but it is not okay to let fear…Read More

  10. Change: Who Likes It?

    Typically, people do not like change.  Change is a dreaded six-letter word.  We like our routine.  We like doing what we want, when we want and how we want.  When something gets in the way of that and causes us to CHANGE something, many struggles and issues can arise.   This doesn’t go to say that everyone doesn’t like change.  Some people thrive off of change.  If something stays the s…Read More