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”
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
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
I hope you all enjoyed the knowledge and habit building tips from last week on Hydration! As we keep digging into this series of the Top 4 intentions that I see benefit my clients when they SHOW UP for themselves and follow through, we’re diving straight into …. Our FINANCES. So you have big plans of not having to work one day… or of that dream vacation… or simply growing your family? Maybe you just have small plans next week of going out for dinner with friends, taking you
Wow guys, 2018 is really rolling right along isn’t it?!? In January, we talked about setting intentions and what our goals are, what are we striving for??? In February, we got down to how to make these happen : Tracking. Paying attention. (Are you seeing a theme here yet - Getting INTENTIONAL!) So what’s March going to be all about?? March Madness is upon us!! That basically boils down to narrowing down our options to find the best competitor! So this month I’m going to
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’
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.
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
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