Posts by amy

“Real growth is often unwanted, extremely painful, and ultimately completely worth it”-John O’Leary #mentalhealth #transition #learn #worthit #growth #perspective

Posted on Dec 9, 2019

Continuing with this Blogspiration’s monthly theme of transition here’s a powerful quote we all can live by.  Life is hard, and often experiences can make or break how we feel about the world and ourselves.  Staying in a bubble sure is comfortable, but if you were certain something better was outside the bubble would you pop it? The challenge this week is to take something negative from the week and reflect on it.  What did you learn from this experience?  How can you grow from it? No matter what it is or how hard it was, when you work through something you can start to see a new...

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“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine”-Anthony D’Angelo #transition #anxiety #mentalhealth #sunshine #positivity

Posted on Dec 2, 2019

Welcome to the final month of 2019!  You made it!  Hopefully our weekly challenges have added to your life in a positive way. The theme for December in light of our recent merge with another company and moving into the new year is “transition.” Life happens, and especially during the holidays, there are a lot of changes outside our normal schedules including seeing family (could be positive or negative depending who it is!), events, parties, etc. The challenge this week is when you find yourself in a situation/transition that may be uncomfortable as the holidays approach,...

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“We have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others”-Etty Hillesum #grateful #gratitude #mentalhealth #mindful #mindset #thankful #peace

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Ending our month of gratefulness is my personal public service announcement: Find peace and pay it forward!  This week, find a moment of serenity for yourself.  If it’s a minute for a deep breath or a spa day…whatever it is, remember that peace and spread it to one other person.  That’s the challenge this week…let’s make peace contagious! Be thankful for those who give to us and keep giving it back to spread the message! Happy Thanksgiving!

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“It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left”-Hubert Humphrey #grateful #gratitude #littlethings #mentalhealth #mindful #mindset #thankful #crafty #resourceful

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

We can be grateful for what we have… Whether it’s making dinner with the bare bones in your pantry, using an old shoe box for a school project or counting your blessings on a crappy day: Remember this quote when it “feels” like there is nothing and see what you can use around you to make something! Since it’s getting colder I’ll give you an example I did at home with my family last year that was a success.  School was closed, it was a snow day and the power went out for an hour.  I was in the middle of doing laundry and decided to roll socks into balls for...

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things”-Robert Brault #gratitude #mentalhealth #mindful #mindset #thankful #littlethings #grateful

Posted on Nov 11, 2019

The month of gratitude continues…this week the challenge is to savor and bring forth gratefulness in those everyday moments. Maybe it’s hugging your child, your friend sending you a positive text when you need one, or that moment at the end of the day when you put on your pajamas.  Whatever it is, breathe it in, smile and enjoy it!  It really is the little things that can provide you with the most positivity, hope and gratitude.

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“Looking closely at what was already right and how to make it even better did not enter my mind”-Martin Seligman @MartinEPSeligman #thankful #gratitude #mindful #mindset #mentalhealth

Posted on Nov 4, 2019

This month’s theme is gratitude, being that this is the month of Thanksgiving, I couldn’t resist! I find through talking with clients, there is lens to look closely at what is wrong, so much so when I ask “well, what’s going right or good for you now?” they look at me like they just saw a ghost.  It’s typical for people to complain and dwell on what’s wrong, so let’s change that and focus on what is working! The challenge this week is to find 1 thing going right for you and list 3 ways you can elevate it and make it better.  Maybe you are...

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“Who would you be if you were already enough?”-Anonymous #courage #mentalhealth #enough #anxiety #depression

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

To end the month I am using what I feel is a powerful quote for anyone.  Instead of striving to work on our flaws, what would be different in your life if you accepted who you are and instead focused on growing from there?  These days, it’s easy to get trapped into comparison to others…better hair, better makeup, bigger muscles, bigger house, etc.  What if what you have is simply enough? Use this week to reflect on the times you find yourself focusing on what you don’t have and flip the script to focus on what you DO have.  This takes courage, focus and self-love.  I know...

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“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves”-Richard Bach #courage #mentalhealth #lies #anxiety #depression

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

It takes courage to face our own lies.  Before you leave this page, read on because there are a lot of lies out there surrounding what will lead us to happiness.  For example, here are real common lies I hear in therapy all the time: -“If I lose weight I will be happy”…and then people lose the weight and find themselves in the same mind. -“If I get this raise I will be happy”…and the raise comes and next year they want another. -“If I buy this ____, I will be happy”…and the thing is bought and lives are the same or they want the next...

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“By giving something up, we may gain”-Gretchin Rubin @gretchenrubin #courage, #mentalhealth #boundaries

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Our society tends to push how much we can do to be successful, but in a world that is discovering minimalism, the other extreme-we can now see both sides.  For those who fall into the “average” category you probably aren’t taking on 20 new projects to boost your sales into the millions or limiting yourself to only 3 pairs of jeans in your dresser.  So what can the average person give up so they may gain? The challenge this week is to figure that out!  What can you find the courage this week to give up so you may gain something?  Maybe it’s giving up some PTO time for...

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“Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and then allows you to learn something new”-Barack Obama #mentalhealth #askforhelp #anxiety #strength

Posted on Oct 7, 2019

The theme for October is “courage.” I think we can all use courage in our lives, especially when we are struggling and are so overwhelmed we aren’t sure what to do next. Of course this can relate to our mental health and reaching out to a therapist when we need it, but I want to look at this more broadly so it can apply to our every day… The challenge this week is to recognize an area of weakness in your life and find the strength to ask for help in that area. For example, it could be small like having your kids learn to do their own laundry or help set the table. It...

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