“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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“If you run from your fears, they will follow you. If you run straight at your fears, they will get the hell out of your way. Fears hate it when you do that”- @JenSincero #fears #goals #mindset #mentalhealth #anxiety

Posted on Apr 1, 2019

It’s the start of a new month and this month’s got a theme!  The theme is….da don doonnnn: Conquering our limiting beliefs! The Blogspiration quote this week by Jen Sincero is to challenge and motivate you to conquer your fears.  Maybe you have a fear of asking for a raise or giving that cute guy you keep seeing your number.  Whatever it is, I am giving you the challenge to tell those fears to take a hike, get a little uncomfortable and ultimately make things happen!  Even if there isn’t a positive outcome, find the positive in getting out of your comfort zone,...

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world-Mahatma Gandhi #gandhi #change #kindness #hope #mentalhealth #helpothers #volunteer

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Do you know why I like to shop for my daughter at the Disney store?…because consistently every time I shop there they tell me to “have a magical day!” It literally shakes my world because the next store associate may not speak to me at all or I may get a disgruntled grunt.  It baffles me that my world is shaken by people who are nice! That’s just not the norm these days.  When people are nice to me, it motivates me to be nice back and continue the gesture.  Let’s shake the world together this week (and maybe everyday after that)! This week, extend a gentle...

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“Be open to possibilities and plan for opportunities”-Laura Vanderkam #possibilities #opportunities #selfcare #dreams #mentalhealth #anxiety #preparation

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

We often expect the worst when we have the opportunity to plan for the best.  For example, when I am speaking at conferences I carry business cards with me in case people are interested in working with one of our counselors.  I always hang around after I speak for a few minutes to stay open to the possibility that someone will want to talk to me and usually they do!  I hear incredible and fascinating stories about people’s experiences, hardships or how counseling helped them turn their lives around.  It’s really an incredible part of my job! What can you do this week to be open...

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