“Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world”-Rachel Hollis @msrachelhollis #purpose #mindset #choice

Posted on Jul 15, 2019

Purpose.  This quote practically defines it.  If you are waiting for permission to want something for yourself I am giving it to you right now! If you want to take time for yourself, if you want to try meditation, if you want to start painting, if you want to skip through the street, if you want to binge watch 2 shows in a row by yourself with no kids around…whatever it is, embrace it this week!  I don’t care if it’s only for 10 minutes!  What’s important is that you give yourself whatever this is with purpose and most importantly without the approval of others. Their...

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The grass is greener where you water it”-Anonymous #choices #priority #mindful #mentalhealth #selftalk #action #perspective

Posted on Jul 8, 2019

I’m sure we’ve all heard this one before!  …but what does it have to do with our monthly theme of finding purpose? Our purpose often comes from our priorities and actions.  So if you tell me your purpose right now is to overcome your breakup and social media gives you anxiety looking at your ex’s posts, but then I hear that you look those posts everyday…well I would say it’s time to water a different lawn! This week I would like you to list your top 3 priorities.  Let’s get artsy here: draw your priorities as 3 blades of grass and label them.  Now...

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“Power is not given to you. You have to take it” Beyoncé Knowles #power #mindset #mindfulness #choice #priority #mentalhealth #beyonce #energy #focus @Beyonce

Posted on Jul 1, 2019

June’s Blogspiration theme this month is “living with purpose” and I will be sure to give you some inspiration each Monday this month to live with purpose! The challenge this week is to recognize that power is something you have to take.  I’m not talking here about aggressively pushing people out of the way to rise to the top.  I am talking about making a choice to overcome your thoughts and feelings in order to give yourself power rather than blaming others or your feelings.  For example, someone might say “I feel depressed and it’s my partner’s...

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“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”-Carl Jung #mindset #mentalhealth #potential #mindfulness #jealousy #comparison #selftalk #selfreflection

Posted on Jun 24, 2019

We are ending the month with a biggie! …Self comparison.  It’s easy to believe that “everyone else” has the better life on social media with filters, professional photos, etc.  We forget that what people post is a choice and often curated.   The reality could be that their life is falling apart and you would never know.  If certain emotions come up for us when we see other people or interact with them, this is a moment to say “Stop!” in our minds.  Where is this coming from?  How is it affecting me? The challenge this week is to reflect on these moments...

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“There is a switch within all of us that we can flick from SURVIVE to CONQUER. Even though we need to survive sometimes , we shouldn’t get too comfortable in our life jackets” Lilly Singh @IISuperwomanII #mindset #uncomfortable #mentalhealth #anxiety

Posted on Jun 17, 2019

I say many times on this Blogspiration and to my clients, that uncomfortable is where change happens.  I believe everyone is capable, with a positive and determined mindset to flip that switch from survive to conquer.  If we get too comfortable, we limit ourselves from growth, potential and overall the best selves we can become. The challenge this week is to think about a goal you have for the upcoming summer.  Maybe it’s to run a 5k…and you’re surviving every week on the treadmill walking a mile…now your challenge is to push yourself maybe to run a quarter of a...

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“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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