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Take a Breath!

Take a breath! Breathing is an excellent stress relief technique.  Breathing is an automatic process; however, we rarely use our full lung capacity.  When is the last time you took a purposeful breath? Breathing is just one of those things we don’t think about, and for good reason! If we had to remember to breathe, Read More

A Laugh a Day Will Keep the Doctor Away

A laugh a day will keep the doctor away.  Yes, I know this is a modification of the old saying “an apple a day…” Laughter, though, has many health benefits! It relaxes the whole body, boosts the immune system, protects the heart, burns calories, and helps you live longer. Laughter also plays a key part Read More

Put On Your “Dancing Shoes”

We all know about stress.  We’ve all experienced it at some point or another.  While stress is inevitable, the goal is to find practical ways to relieve some stress.  When the stress response does not turn off, negative effects can impact overall health. Stress relief techniques allow us to feel happier, calmer, and more motivated. Read More

Are You Conflict Savvy?

Conflict is a normal part of having a relationship. Knowing how to respectfully settle disputes can help build stronger relationships. Conflict doesn’t damage relationships, but how conflict is dealt with, can. Here are some tips for managing and resolving conflict in a healthy way: Don’t avoid conflict; address situations as they occur. If you can’t Read More

Will You Be My Valentine?

When we think about Valentine’s Day, we often think of romance and personal relationships. With relationships in mind, I’d like to propose you take time this Valentine’s Day to improve your workplace relationships with customers, vendors, co-workers, etc. – and not at all in a romantic way. I’m sure some of you may work with Read More

Goal Setting – Staying the Course

In a study conducted by Dominican University of California, Psychology professor, Dr. Gail Matthews, provides empirical evidence for the effectiveness of three popular coaching tools: accountability, commitment, and writing down one’s goals. In my last post, I asked you to share one goal along with the name of your goal buddy. This post is about Read More

Find Your Goal Buddy

No matter what your goals are for 2019, the most important thing is that you have a clear and realistic view of what you want to achieve. Change takes time and contrary to popular media messages, there is no magic pill to make it happen.  Getting in shape, building a better relationship with someone or Read More

Attitude is Everything

With only a few days left in the year, our thoughts turn to what can we can do differently in the next year to improve. However irritating you may find the phrase ‘attitude is everything’, it is SO important to remember if you’re determined to cultivate more positive emotions and experiences in your life. The way we perceive Read More

How Gratitude Affects Adaptability

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when your plans change?  Even if it’s just a slight change to your schedule, it can be frustrating and emotional, especially when new situations throw us a curve ball. Fortunately, gratitude allows us the ability to adapt to changing and challenging situations when they arise.  By learning to cultivate an attitude Read More