A jolt of positive energy can give a huge boost wherever you find yourself at these days. We need these little bursts of light at any life stage: The taking care and concern for those you love, when your kids are young or teenagers, when your View Post
Writing Prompts for Pain: Mindful Journaling Your Way Toward Health
There’s an expressive writing and mindfuI journaling workshop I teach, for people who have chronic or persistent pain. It’s meant to be a helpful adjunct to one’s medical care and many who come have found their way to me through pain management or View Post
Finding Peace in Change and Chaos
Keeping peace of mind IS a mind space that can be hard to embody as the world churns and turns. Before I start standing up and singing “Give Peace a Chance,” I will say the more we can do to calm ourselves down first, when we’re undergoing View Post
Beginner’s Guide: Ditch Perfection & Embrace You
In the perfectionist Olympics, no one wins. Any gold, silver, or bronze is only illusory, just out of reach when one could "always do better.” Speaking as a “still-struggling, but-recovering” perfectionist: one who’s proud to say it’s not View Post
How Moments of Awe Can Inspire Your Healthy Outlook!
Blame it on a bargain at the local Tuesday Morning store. They were selling seed kits with everything needed to plant them at a real bargain. Or maybe it was the seeds I received from the Chula Vista library, in a package they sent at the height of View Post
Where to Find Sites to Read and Write Your Way Into Wellbeing!
Focusing on our wellbeing is so important and there’s a lot of good information out there. Throughout this past year, I have found that in the vast array of ideas and resources that cross my path, the following 5 are in my regular round up and go-to View Post
Creative Ways to Journal Your Way to Wellness
Do you keep a journal or did you used to journal long ago and want to try and get back to it? Have you seen the personal benefits of keeping a journal? I personally see the benefits of my own journal writing in allowing me a place to find some calm View Post
New Vistas: From Hardware Stores to Wide Open Expanses
Sometimes in life, we want friends, colleagues, and people we need to be accountable to in a variety of settings to be things they are not. We'd like parents (or whomever) to be “one-stop shops.” Often, we have a way of doing things that is View Post