Created for Connection

Recently on a cold, wet and snowy day, my little Westie, Winnie, came running inside to find me. I was busy but she wanted to be as close to me as possible. She scooted as close as she could, with her cute little face as if saying please pet me, cuddle me, see me. The...

A Hard Place To Be

This is hard. Waiting, continuing to live through changes, to be on this healing journey. It is hard to be here with so much unknown, wanting to have answers, to be done with the hard part. On this day early in March, I think of the daffodils. They have done a lot of...

Developing a Flexible Response to Change

Life is not perfect or static. It changes and that means you may have to change too. More flexible perspective may help you adapt to the changes. I was doing pretty well with my eating and exercise and finding a bit more balance with work and time to...

Reduce Stress Simply

Want a simple method to reduce stress and help you think more clearly? Relax the muscle tension in your body. Simple. Let me explain. When we perceive threat- whether the ‘I will be late!’, ‘There’s too much to do.’ type of threat or the ‘There’s a car slamming it’s...

Anxiety: Risk or Resources?

Think of a time when you were anxious recently. What did you feel in your body? Tightness, your stomach flip flopping, quickening breath? Did you have a thought about these physical symptoms, like ‘this is terrible, this feeling won’t go away, I can’t stand this,...

Perfect Christmas?

A friend and I recently shared our experiences of decorating the Christmas tree this year. She shared how stressful it was. It was an ordeal to put the lights on the right way, yelling and blaming were involved. I know that scene all to well from my past experiences....