It’s something we’ve been hearing about since we were kids. “You better get to bed!” “The early bird catches the worm.” “Gotta get that 8 hours of sleep”.” “If you don’t wake up, I’ll throw cold water on you!” Ok, maybe that last one was just me? But there’s always been this idea of WHEN we SHOULD sleep and HOW MUCH we need of it. We learned HERE why sleep is so important. But we seem to be either striving to get more, or we’re not getting enough, or how do we “hack sleep”
How do you define happiness?
Do you think it’s an algorithm? You know like .. “once I get X then I’ll be happy!” Or “when Y happens then B aligns and that = happiness!”
If so.... How has that been working out for you?!
See the thing is, That IS the problem with Happiness. That most of us believe we’re UNhappy BECAUSE that algorithm I just mentioned is the way we think. Because we’re always waiting. Waiting to get X. And then when we obtain or achieve that thing... we
I hope you’ve given yourself the opportunity to practice mindfulness since last week’s post. We've got one more Guest Post this month to wrap up our short series on mindfulness and Niti and I would love to hear from you about your experiences – specifically I want to know, how being mindful made you feel?? Did it give you a greater sense of gratitude for life, for the moment, or was it boring or difficult to quiet all of the chatter that goes on in our heads throughout the d
Picture this: It is the Spring of 1998. You are finishing out your sophomore year of college and you are currently in the passenger seat of your friend’s convertible driving down Wade Avenue. It is 4:07 in the late afternoon. The sun is shining brightly and the rays of it warm your skin. There isn’t a cloud to be seen in the beautiful Carolina blue sky. The slight cool breeze feels refreshing as it gently blows through your hair. The trees are in bloom and are rhythmically sw
Does it ever feel like you struggle to find another person that’s heading down a similar path as yourself? Or that sometimes you just can’t connect on the same viewpoints, whether that be personally or professionally? Well, lemme tell ya! That happens SO much, and even in a field where we’re all supposed to be non-judgmental and compassionate!! I was wonderfully surprised when I met our Featured Guest for this month’s blog posts nearly a year ago as I continued on my quest f
Wow this month has flown by! I hope you have enjoyed reading and implementing new intentions with me this month for March’s Setting Intentions Series! Today the last of the Top 4 intentions that I see benefit my clients when they SHOW UP for themselves and follow through. This month of Intention Setting has shown us how getting mindful and consistent can increase personal growth and hopefully how setting intentions in one area of living flows down through the rest of our well
January 1, 2018 seemed like the perfect day to start fresh. The first day of the year that fell on the first day of the month that also fell on the first day of the week. Phew! That’s pressure! Most of us set New Year’s Resolutions. Most all of us make ‘em AND Most of us all break ‘em. Resolutions (1) are a firm decision to do or not to do something; the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. The problem is come mid-February if we’re lucky to make it
Some days go better than others. Some times you get dealt a series of unfortunate events. This is my “Vacation Monday”. Know what I wanted to do today?? Nothing. You heard me correctly, I wanted NO PLANS for today. Go with the flow. Do what makes me feel good. There’s no secret being kept that the past 4 weeks have made for a chaotic month on this end. Not complaining, just describing as I know that a lot of you can relate at one time or another. For me, its been keepi
As I was born and raised in North Central West Virginia, I didn’t have to deal much with the hurricanes of the coast until I relocated to SC back in 2002 and then again to NC in 2011. Having not learned much about these destructive creatures growing up any - of my friends in the past 15 years can tell you, I went on high alert - storm chaser style - glued to the weather channel during hurricane season. I mean, I needed to be prepared and I needed to know the amount of devas
My job exists because for most of us, there’s always something that we want to change... something that we could improve upon. Whether that be our moods, our waistlines, our jobs, our relationships, or our bank accounts. I could go on here, but you get the point. Even the most “enlightened”, happy, and seemingly carefree person is doing some personal development to grow and change because if they aren’t then I don’t know how they got that way! And while I could literally sp
I write blog articles mostly about issues of mental health, therapy models and research, coping skills, mindfulness resources, motivational posts, health & wellness info, meal planning, positivity, and self love although a lot of other random bits will end up on the blog from time to time. Important Blog Notes This site, these writings and this blog may at times not be appropriate for minors based on what you share with your children but I do believe its important to start t