I met Jen Sincero!!!!!! Who the heck is that?! You might ask... She's this lady who came into my life about 2.5 years ago at the urging of my then team. "You HAVE to read this book!" and so I did. And with that being my second personal development book ever started my journey down the PD rabbit hole. You see, It's CRAZY that I'd never picked up a book like this because I am a self proclaimed Book Nerd! I've been reading every since I (and my mom) can remember... But typical
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
March came in like a lion and April Showers have brought May flowers. Spring is powering through and I just realized it was past the middle of May already!! I mean, did anyone realize that Memorial Day weekend (the unofficial kickoff of summer) is at the end of this week?! With that, Summer is well on it’s way and if you live here in the Carolinas, there have already been days that were up in the 90s because if you blink, you have missed the Spring season here. With all t
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
Did you get that budget done from last week??? I HOPE SO. We are on a ROLL in this series of the Top 4 intentions that I see benefit my clients when they SHOW UP for themselves and follow through. This one gets overlooked a lot as something that might impact mental health - but anything that impacts your OVERALL physical health directly impacts the functioning of your BRAIN and who you FEEL!! SO Moving right along … Violet in her blueberry form, as portrayed by Denise Nicke
February One. Ever look down at your calendar or have to write the date after a long weekend off from working and wonder… Where has the month ran off to so quickly? Yeah, me too. What about those #goals, or better yet, Intentions, you set back at the beginning of January? How are those going for you? If you’re of the majority of folks, you probably fall in one of three categories: (1) still plugging away, (2) teetering on the edge of still doing it “sometimes”, or (3) you’
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
There seems to be two major types of people in the world, or at least that come into my office, and they become easily identifiable when I begin to ask them about what their daily life looks like. I ask them about their routine. The first type will very blasé-like, maybe laugh even, and talk about how “go with the flow” they are. No need for routine here. But then they can’t seem to get their life together in some way or another or their mental health is suffering. The sec
In the past week few weeks @thedrmoore and I have been chatting and she mentioned that she’s always said “you have to know who to tell what to”. It was one of her earlier lessons through friendships and relationships. But with SO many ways to reach out to someone today through technology (more on that later) and the desire for others to be so accessible to use, how do we know WHO to talk to? So as wonderful as LaTanya is, she shared her thoughts and below is a collaboration
Oh, Avocados… You can pretty much find them on any menu these days. They’re on your salads, your burger, deep fried, and the most popular, on toast. There’s literally an entire restaurant (or rightly named an avocado bar) dedicated to them in Brooklyn, NY. Walking the fine line of ripeness. Often found either being too firm and green and then suddenly and without notice being WAY too ripe, black skinned, and well black inside and not that lovely shade of green we look for.
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
Last week I was feeling the rigors of a being over scheduled and unforeseen issues that I mentioned to a few others that I should write a blog post about something along the lines of "your therapist being a person too". So I was above delighted when my longtime friend and colleague shot me a message as we were trying to juggle our own schedules attempting to figure out when to meet up that said she had randomly jotted down some of her own thoughts on paper about balance an
Ok. Now that you know WHY Meal Prepping is beneficial for your Mental Health. The next question is probably something like… “Ok, Terri that’s all well and nice but HOW?” Here are my tips for HOW to not over-complicate your meal prep because its not helpful if its not simple, right? First things first, you have to Meal Plan. Seriously this is another thing that we like to make more complicated than it has to be. Start thinking about your meal plan at least three days before y
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