Life is all about balance. You don't always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it's perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. -Lori Deschene Balance is so important. It's like a chair. A chair will lose balance with only 3 legs. As a counselor, I strive to help… Continue reading The 4 Things That Keep Me Balanced
What would our lives look like if we were truly in the present moment when visiting with our friends. What would our lives look like if we were intentional about how we spent our time? There are apps that tell us how much time we spend on social media, but what would it be like if there was… Continue reading The Importance Of Meditation and Mindfulness
When I was 17 years old I found something that helped me a whole lot. YOGA. There are 3 specific things that I have gained from yoga:-Self-Compassion -Awareness of my body -Emotional balance The first time I went to yoga class I did not have patience with myself or my body. I ended up pushing myself… Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Gained From Yoga
When I was 13 years old I decided that I wanted to sing in the local Colgate Country Showdown. I had never sang in front of a crowd before. Not only was I going to sing in front of a crowd, but I was also going to be on the radio. I kept thinking about… Continue reading What If It Does?
It doesn't matter how ridiculous you think you look while moving...it doesn't matter how slow you might think you are going as you are moving...and it doesn't matter how weak you think you are because it's not about being strong it's about choosing to be brave. Bravery is powerful! KEEP MOVING FOWARD! DON'T STOP! Find… Continue reading Moving Forward
A grey area in a world that doesn't like gray areas... but the grey areas are where you find the complexity...it's where you find the humanity... and it's where you find the truth. -Jon Ronson I've sat in front of my laptop for at least 20 minutes trying to figure out how to best world… Continue reading What about the Grey?
When I was a little girl I loved going into Hastings (the bookstore that sadly no longer exists) because I knew they had a coffee shop. I would go over to the coffee sampling area, pour me some coffee in a little cup (With LOTS of cream and around 15 sugar packets) and sit down… Continue reading Noise
I asked the photograhper if I could keep the dress...He said no...SO I decided not to smile and ruin the picture. I was 5 years old. The photographer thought it was funny, my parents thought it was funny....me? I was pissed and wanted to scream. I still remember taking that picture and how unbelievibly tight… Continue reading The Quest for Control
One of my favorite gifts that I ever got for Christmas as a child was a walkman. Some of you are probably wondering what that is. Back before CDs there were these things called tapes. You could put a tape inside of a walkman (like a CD player) and listen to songs. I would listen… Continue reading Imagination