Tips to Start a Conversation Part 1

How important is it to know how to start a conversation? Do a web search on the topic, ask friends or colleagues, and you will find out that most people have little idea how to do it, and are in fact petrified by the idea, mainly because they don’t want to face the kind of…

Daily Dose of Nature

Herb Garden Suggestions Part 2 Even if you live in an apartment, condo, or living situation that doesn’t come with a yard or garden space you can still cultivate your own herbs in the kitchen, a sunny window sill, or patio! There are a plethora of herb garden ideas you can choose from that will literally spice…

Tips to Reduce Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is often a long-term issue. To keep anxiety from coming back, you need to learn to control your overall anxiety symptoms, and that’s not something that happens overnight. There is no magic pill for curing anxiety forever, nor is there a therapy that is 100% effective after one session. Everyone has frightening or anxious moments. This…

Inspiration for Families to Play Well – Part 1

Let’s be honest, we all want our children to get along perfectly with our friend’s children and their playmates. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Children between the ages of 2 to 5 initially have trouble playing well with others and it’s very common for some children to not learn how to share until they…

Grounding Techniques Part 2

After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment. Here are a few techniques for grounding that you can use : Mental Exercises Use mental exercises to take your mind off uncomfortable…

Grounding Techniques Part 1

After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment. Here are a few techniques for grounding that you can use : Body Awareness The body awareness technique will bring you into the…

Habits That Make Your Life Better Part 3

When it comes to creating a more balanced, happy life, we often look to massive lifestyle shifts as the only solution. (If you, like me, have ever set a New Year’s resolution to simply “be healthier”, you probably know what I mean).This mentality often results in overwhelm, lack of sustainability, and a huge sense of…

Habits That Make Your Life Better Part 2

When it comes to creating a more balanced, happy life, we often look to massive lifestyle shifts as the only solution. (If you, like me, have ever set a New Year’s resolution to simply “be healthier”, you probably know what I mean).This mentality often results in overwhelm, lack of sustainability, and a huge sense of…

Habits That Make Your Life Better Part 1

When it comes to creating a more balanced, happy life, we often look to massive lifestyle shifts as the only solution. (If you, like me, have ever set a New Year’s resolution to simply “be healthier”, you probably know what I mean).This mentality often results in overwhelm, lack of sustainability, and a huge sense of…

Tips to Get Over Someone

You just got dumped, or maybe you broke up with someone. You just want to curl up and retreat from the world. It doesn’t matter if it was a long-term relationship, a short-lived cyber affair, an unrequited love or a good friends-with-benefits arrangement. If you cared and connected, you feel a deep and painful void…