“Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you, ask why you keep letting them” – Karen Salmansohn #mentalhealth #selfcare #choice #relationships #hurt #mindfulness #energy #anxiety #awareness #change #motivation #resilience

Posted on Aug 6, 2018

We are only human…and what that means is that we gravitate towards others and feel lonely in isolation.  When someone hurts us, it’s easy to over think, get stuck on what was said and let it affect you personally, emotionally, etc.  When people hurt us, we always play a part even if we are just the audience.  Ultimately we have a choice…we can choose to change our perspective and become more resilient, we can be assertive and let this person know we are being hurt or we can be creative and find another way to attempt to work through or leave a hurtful situation. The...

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“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men”-Willy Wonka #selfcare #inthemoment #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #play #inspiration #motivation #beyourself #fun

Posted on Jul 30, 2018

Here we are in the middle of summer, a cherished time here in the Northeast.  Are you having some fun?  If not, this is your wakeup call…play is important not just to rejuvenate your mind and spirit, but creativity can help you think up solutions for work, feel happier and even inspire you in ways. The Blogspiration challenge this week is to do something fun you wouldn’t normally do.  Whatever it is, make the time for it and when it’s done let your mind wander.  I hope you are inspired and motivated to take your inner being to the next level whether it’s completing a...

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“We suffer less when we let go of planning ahead to feel poorly”-Hale Dwoskin #selfcare #selftalk #motivation #mentalhealth #anxiety #awareness #mindfulness #anxiety #bepositive #letitgo

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

The Blogspiration challenge this week is to stop talking down to yourself, telling yourself that things will not go well, you are going to mess something up or you are sure something isn’t going to work out!  If you can let go of any negativity and be open to the present you may surprise yourself.  Imagine how different things would be if you only told yourself that everything would most likely work out and gave yourself compliments? Sometimes people like to psyche themselves out, planning in their head for the worst so that when life happens it either doesn’t surprise them or...

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“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world”-Buddha #buddha #mentalhealth #kindness #moments #mindfulness #change #motivation #goals #zen

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

This is a very powerful quote that works from the place of the present, bringing a perspective that each moment is something to be cherished.  Of course when you are sitting in traffic on the parkway and someone just cut you off when you are already late,  zen like moments seem like they are only for yogis living in another country meditating on some cliff overlooking the sunset while your shoulders are up to your ears in tension and coffee just spilled on your new expensive white pants. My point here is that not all moments can be great and change lives, but some can.  Be aware of when...

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“You must stop thinking that just because you are working hard, you are accomplishing something”-Sheri Riley #mindfulness #mentalhealth #accomplishment #burnout #selfcare #awareness #effectiveness #priorities #timemanagement

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

At times, we may feel like we work hard and at the end of the day do not feel accomplished or valued for our efforts.  There are millions of articles and books on time management these days, but not many that focus on our own rhythms of energy or how to use our strengths effectively.  For example, if you are night owl, but your job requires you to be at the office at 6am, you may not be operating at the most effective level.  If you are a full-time parent, when you put your kids to bed at night you may not be able to see the results of feeding them broccoli instead of pizza, etc. The...

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“There’s no future in the past”-Anonymous #selfcare #selftalk #motivation #takeaction #mentalhealth #anxiety #drama #thinkdifferent #perspective #mindfulness #motivation #control #awareness

Posted on Jul 2, 2018

It’s all too easy to dwell on the past.  We think of what we could have said, thought or done differently.  We certainly learn from our mistakes or accomplishments, however sometimes these thoughts take on a path of their own and keep us from moving forward.  Thoughts are powerful and so the Blogspiration challenge this week is to build awareness of when we are dwelling on the past so that we can take control of our future. When you find yourself dwelling on the past, you can reframe your thoughts to the future with the following examples: -“What have I learned form this...

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“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone”-Lao Tzu #doingnothing #selfcare #priorities #makinglists #hobbies #mentalhealth #anxiety #mindfulness #schedule #overwhelmed #simplicity #simplelife

Posted on Jun 25, 2018

It is officially summer!  So this week’s blogspiration challenge is to do less.  With only a few months of great weather it is easy for a to-do list to grow with places to go, people to see and things to do.  Remember this quote when you find yourself tacking on extra lines to that list.  When you have less on your list: you have less to complete, so that means less overwhelmed feelings, less anxiety, less stress…it’s a win-win for you to take a moment and just be.  Most of all, you have more moments of being in the present, allowing yourself to experience all that is...

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“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long & so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us” Alexander Graham Bell #opportunity #awareness #mindfulness #closure #moments #change

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

There are many opportunities in life where doors close and open.  I love this quote because it reminds us to look and see what else is around us.  When something ends in our life, whether it’s a job, a relationship, one’s passing, a graduation etc., we tend to stay focused on the closure, reminiscing of times and often allowing the negative emotions to hang around past their welcome.  As you reach closure in a part of your life, allow yourself to remember and feel, but then turn around and see what’s around you in plain sight.  Sometimes it’s a friend waiting for your...

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“My life has great characters; I just haven’t figured out the plot”-Ashleigh Brilliant #mentalhealth #selfcare #relationships #awareness #mindfulness #friendships #life #positiveenergy #value

Posted on Jun 11, 2018

We have people in our lives that we feel we cannot live without…and then there are others who we dread seeing at family functions or purposely avoid by taking a different path to the break room at work.  Sometimes you may have enough drama in your life that you wonder if your life could be written into a sitcom because situations just seem unreal, strange or mostly laughable.  The good news is that for the most part, you are the author of your life and decide who gets to be a character in it and what role they play. The challenge this week is to start thinking about who adds value to...

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“Comfort is popular, but courage changes lives”-John O’Leary #mentalhealth #courage #change #positiveenergy #mindfulness #selfcare #purpose #goals #dreams #results #comfort

Posted on Jun 4, 2018

Each one of us have innate tendencies and behaviors that seem to continuously happen with the expectation of a different result. For example, you are working in retail and believe your life would be better if you were a nurse working 4 days on and 3 days off…except you’ve now been in retail for 12 years and have not enrolled in nursing school.  Perhaps you are dreaming of losing 5 pounds at the same time you are thoroughly enjoying the comfort of your cheeseburger after sitting at a desk for 9 hours today. Whatever it is, our Blogspiration this week wants you to take 1 risk...

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