Love YOU!

“To love yourself is as much your duty as it is to love other people.”  (Joyce Meyer) Loving yourself.  This is a really important concept for us to grasp especially around the holiday season.  Holidays for many people can bring joy, excitement and anticipation, and for others it can bring out feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness.  Whatever your reaction to the holiday season is perfectly ok.  There is no “right” way to experience a holiday, but one thing we all can do throughout the holiday season is love ourselves.  How does one practice loving themselves?  Well, it can look different for every person and that is the best part of love – it’s not a cookie cutter shape.  For some people loving oneself happens when the say “no” 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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