Posts by amy

“The more we need another person to satisfy our needs, the more power that individual has over us , the more dependent and needy we are likely to behave”-William Ury #relationships #mentalhealth #mindset #dependence #boundaries

Posted on Jun 10, 2019

Mindset goes beyond our own self-talk, it also affects our relationships.  Do you let your happiness depend on how other people meet your needs? If you do, you are giving that person power over you and it’s something we call in the psychology field “co-dependency.”  You may feel like you need someone else to complete you or do something, but I know inside you is a strong independent person perfectly capable of creating their own happiness! If this week’s blog speaks to you, your challenge this week is to do something for yourself that you usually would depend on...

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“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty ” Winston Churchill #opportunity #mindfulness #perspective #mindset #anxiety #selftalk #mentalhealth

Posted on Jun 3, 2019

This month in June, our theme will be “mindset.”  Mindset is the frame of mind that gives us particular perspectives or a way of thinking.  When I read Winston Churchill’s quote, I think of people in my life who believe everyone is out to get them and their life is a perpetual rerun of the worst day ever.  I also think of the people in my life who always seem to have sunshine flowing in their brains, I want to be those sunshine people!  I am constantly asking them to send their positive vibes my way during those rough days and admire that mindset.  Who do you want to be? ...

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“Not all who wander are lost”-J.R.R. Tolkien #mindset #selfreflection #wander #mentalhealth #mindfulness #perspective #anxiety #depression #selfcare #connection

Posted on May 27, 2019

When was the last time you powered off your cellphone?  Most people don’t…the battery drains, they recharge it and while it’s recharging they are already connected to another device…a watch, a tablet, a laptop, etc.  As our month of self-reflection comes to a close I want to give our subscribers the gift of permission to disconnect and see what you’re missing when your eyes are glued to a screen. The challenge this week is to take some time out of 1 day to go on a Vision Quest.  It comes from Native American tradition, however for our purposes we are using it to...

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”-George Bernard Shaw #life #mentalhealth #mindfulness #selfcare #create #mentalhealth #awareness #selfreflection #mindset

Posted on May 20, 2019

We all have felt lost at different times in our lives.  Sometimes we feel completely stuck, as if all is out of our control.  As we continue to self-reflect this month, let’s find our inner creativity.  If you are searching to figure out who you are, perhaps you can stop and ask yourself who you want to become.  A first step could be how you think through situations.  Sometimes we corner ourselves, not knowing where we are or how to find a solution.  We may not find one, but we can always create one! Our challenge this week is going to be reflecting on how we approach negative...

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“He who looks outside dreams. He who looks inside wakes”-Carl Jung #mentalhealth #selfreflection #selfcare #mindfulness #values

Posted on May 13, 2019

Carl Jung was a psychiatrist and early developer of psycho-analytical psychology and personality types from the early 1900s.  The entirety of his work and research was majority based on self-reflection.  This quote can be simplified to encourage us to look inside ourselves for the answers we are seeking. The challenge this week is to connect to your inner-core for the answers you seek.  When you find yourself looking outside for a solution, reconnect inside to your own feelings and thoughts. It’s easy to search for answers from others, especially friends, family or people who’ve...

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“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone”-Robert G. Allen @BestSellerBob #comfortzone #motivation #goals #optimism #mindfulness #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #selfreflection

Posted on May 6, 2019

May’s theme for our Blogspiration is going to be about self-reflection.  If you are the type of person who loves a “to-do” list, put this at the bottom now.  Time to reflect is important for understanding our strengths, weaknesses and learning about ourselves. The quote this week is for our dreamers out there who have goals in mind, but can’t seem to reach them.  Usually what holds people back is the step to break through their comfort zone.  For example, maybe you want to start cooking.  You collect cookbooks, bookmark the recipes, buy the ingredients and when it...

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“The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not”-George Bernard Shaw #happy #miserable #mindset #mentalhealth #mindfulness

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Ending our Blogspiration theme this month on limiting beliefs I thought I would end on this quote.  Basically it is saying it is a leisure to have time to think about your feelings.  Of course most of our “time” is spent in our head, so what we “say” in there is important! The challenge this week is to be mindful and recognize that if your thoughts are dwelling on negativity, worry or other limiting beliefs-recognize that this is a leisure!  It doesn’t mean you need to get busier so you can avoid time to think, it means you can change the way you think.  For...

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“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect”-Unknown #perfection #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mindfulness #positivity #selftalk

Posted on Apr 22, 2019

We’ve all been there…your day just can’t seem to get worse.  Perfection doesn’t exist, however we can find the positives in the moment, even with things out of our control.  For example: at an amusement park last summer my daughter and I were waiting in a crazy long line to see Cookie Monster.  There was another mom in front of us who clearly did not want to wait in this line.  She kept yelling at her son, wouldn’t let him move around and kept complaining about the line.  Sure, I didn’t want to wait in this line either…it was hot and boring.  However...

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“I saw what my trouble was. I was trying to wash today’s dishes and yesterday’s dishes and dishes that weren’t even dirty yet”-Reverend William Wood #mentalhealth #anxiety #mindset #selftalk #worry #mindfulness

Posted on Apr 15, 2019

Talk about limiting beliefs!….we all do this from time to time.  We worry about something from our past, something that is happening now, creating our worst fears for tomorrow and are biting or nails about mistakes we make now that will leave us homeless and alone in a zombie apocalypse 10yrs from now. Yikes! The challenge this week is to catch your worry and bring yourself back to the present.  Get curious and mindful about what’s going on. Ask yourself: What am I feeling right now? What actual information do I have?/What are the actual facts of these worries? Is there anything...

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“Part of growing up is discarding the personas that aren’t contributing to our happiness and success in life”- @GayHendricks #mentalhealth #happiness #reinvention #anxiety #depression

Posted on Apr 8, 2019

I love this Gay Hendricks quote, because it challenges our limiting beliefs that come from the past.  Maybe you tell someone you are “a shy person,” “the overbearing mom,” “the worrier,” “the boss,” or the “advice giver” and deep down you don’t want to be these definitions. Often, we let experiences from our past define who we are today.  You can be the person you want to be and can start letting others know you are not the person you define yourself as anymore!  So, for example, if you are typically the “advice...

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