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
I’ve been sitting on this post for awhile.... Why? Nope, Not because it’s a controversial topic. Because I had the whole post written WEEKS ago and I did that thing no one wants to happen... I accidentally deleted the WHOLE thing. Then, got mad at myself for not taking the proper steps to NOT have that happen. So here we go! C. B. D. Now some of you are says..... “huh? EFG?... LMNOP?... XYZ?” What’s with the letters Terri?! The rest of you know EXACTLY what I’m talking ab
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
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
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
Grief. Defined by dictionary.com as a keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret or a cause of occasion of keen distress or sorrow. Most of us think of grief in terms of the loss of a loved one. Some of us have experienced this many times and some none at all. I believe that grief comes at varying degrees dependent upon our mindset at the time and/or our relationship with those we’ve lost. But as I was hit with an overpowering fee
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
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
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