Saying I’m sorry
Saying "I'm sorry", and taking responsibility for actions, is a amazing skill that can be learned and strengthened. Here's a formula for giving an apology and repairing, with kudos to @sylviaduckwort. Using this as a framework can help strengthen your relationships with others, and with yourself. P.S. [...]
Change is a Catalyst
Peter Walsh, best selling author said: "What I know for sure is that when your declutter - whether it's your home, your head, or your heart - it is astounding what will flow into that space that will enrich you, your life, and your family." My progression [...]
This is a tough one
Fears. This is a tough one. I went to bed last night afraid, and woke up this morning in fear. You see, my husband is a high-school teacher in Aurora, Colorado. And, some days I'm afraid when he goes to work. He serves a community and student [...]
This morning, I had a case of the morning crankies. I wanted some moments to myself - drink my coffee, feed the animals - prior to the 'get up and get to school routine'. What I wanted and had planned for, didn't happen. Kids up early, pets [...]
Emotional flooding explained
Emotional flooding is a phrase used by John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute. The concept is that emotions have a very strong impact on a persons' senses, and sometimes, the emotions are so strong that it creates a visceral response and explode inside or [...]
The Time is Now 👉
Ever find yourself stressing over the smallish things, getting increasingly frustrated close to dinner time, and maybe snapping at those around you when you're overwhelmed? Ready to adjust those behaviors and reactions? The time is now to (re)learn strategies that can create more fluidity during your day.
Hello from Colorado!
Adjusting the way we come across can encourage more positive interactions with others. This has a positive effect on your brain. One of my favorite concepts to teach kids (and *ahem* adults) is about 'bucket filling.' Just search Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol [...]
A number of years ago, 16 years to be precise, I was taught a mirror exercise that greatly impacted my life. I was struggling with self-image, low self-esteem, and had a very hard time looking at myself in the mirror. Then, a wise young man encouraged me [...]
Change is inevitable
Summer is quickly approaching, and that means change: Change in weather, change of schedules, change for family work and school, and my personal favorite - change in delicious fruit options at the markets!! Oh, the melon, nectarines, and berries! Change is inevitable. It’s seasonal. My personal [...]
Important Announcement – Please Read
I have some big personal news 😊 We're moving in June, and starting a new adventure in Colorado! The Rocky Mountains are calling - but SF Giants fans we will remain. I completely understand that this news may bring on an onslaught of emotions. I can [...]
How are those New Year’s Resolutions going?
You closed out Q1, and wrapped up taxes (or are close!). Now what? Where does that leave you? As you take a peek back at your resolutions, how's that list coming along? Where did you give adequate time, where can you give a bit more, where [...]
When was the last time you tried something new?
When was the last time that you tried something new, simply for the experience? Oftentimes, our feelings around new things bombard our body and create a mess of emotions, and can create a conflict within us. Feelings can get in the way of our ability to [...]