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Explore. Dream. Discover.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover."     ~M. Twain Today is the ribbon cutting ceremony for Reimann Counseling Clinic.  This is a very exciting day because the dream that owner, Jenny Reimann had is being realized.  Her once private practice is expanding, and with that more clients are getting the services they need and deserve.  It is because of Jenny's willingness to explore the possibilities of her dream and her determination to see it through, that this day is a possibility.  Do you tend to follow Jenny's lead and make your dreams a reality?  Or,…
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“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” (Maxwell Maltz) It would seem obvious that you would want to be friends with yourself, but I find it surprising how difficult it is to remember to be kind to myself. I catch myself expecting 110% of myself when all I am able to offer is 85% that day. I can say some pretty mean things to myself when I make mistakes, let someone down, or don't live up to another's expectations. Yes, you're hearing me correctly - I am a work in progress! Maybe you can relate, and if you do, I invite you to join me in being kind to yourself. Be ok with not being perfect, let yourself make mistakes, say kind and loving words to…
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Surrendering to the Moment

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” (Leo Buscaglia) I recently heard that about 87% of our physical ailments come from internal stress and worry.  Our bodies are not hard-wired for stress.  They are actually hard-wired to experience joy, abundance and gratitude.  So the question is, even after knowing all of this to be true, why do I worry that I might not get my house cleaned, call a friend back in time or learn how to navigate my finances?  I’m stubborn, I guess …and a slow learner!  This week, I encourage you all to practice surrendering to the moment.  Know that exactly where you are is exactly where you need to be.  Surrendering can be practiced in responding with “I’ll get back…
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I Don’t Like Change!

Actually, I sort of do, but I know that I am strange that way.  Most of  us don’t.  We get used to how things are, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride.  When that shifts, whether that be a personal or workplace change, we often don’t know how to handle it well.  Since the only constant in world is change, it might be in our best interest to be prepared to respond, in a way we would be proud. -   Admit that change is happening or about to happen.  Denying it prolongs the inevitable. -  Expect that it will cause stress. We can often manage stress better when we know that we are stressed. -  Share your fears, concerns, worries.  Find a trustworthy source and talk.  Often when we talk about…
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How do we manage work and life?

This is a constant struggle for most people.  These days, we are often pulled in several different directions and learning how to balance our work and life is a key component in emotional well-being. Here are 9 Tips on how to manage your work and life: Recognize when you are overloaded.  Some indicators include chronic lateness, clumsiness, forgetfulness, irritability, and difficulty sleeping. Know where your time is going.  Get a planner, calendar, scheduler, etc. and make to-do lists. Understand your priorities.  Look at your calendar.  Is what you say is your priority reflected in your schedule?  Your calendar doesn’t lie. Ask for help, both at home and at work.  Hire out help at home if you can.  Discuss with work options for flex time. Use but don’t abuse technology.  Know…
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