How Your Self Image Can Sabotage Your Resolutions

I held onto a false identity and denied giving myself this kindness that later proved to be one of pure delight. In pushing past the childlike feeling of tiptoeing towards a forbidden cookie jar, a tremendous weight lifted in actually doing it. The world didn’t collapse around me, I wasn’t tarred and feathered and it boggled my mind why I had let fear keep me away from satisfying something so simple, free and that gave an experience of such sweet playfulness. … More How Your Self Image Can Sabotage Your Resolutions

How Your Home Can Set You Up For Resolution Success

To discourage my son from his electronic game use I made the bottom shelves of our dining room bookcase the new home for his writing station complete with a basket of crayons, a stack of white and colored construction paper, individual cups of markers, scissors, erasers, stickers, glue, scotch tape and colored pencils. This coupled with 2 other shelves that individually housed his Lego and building blocks bins. … More How Your Home Can Set You Up For Resolution Success

15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit

Let’s be real here, we all have busy days that seem to snowball together, where un planned things happen and there’s an urgency in getting important things done. At these times it’s easy to have the fury of the moment crowd out (in your eyes) the value of this practice. When IN this “busy and overwhelmed vortex” you will definitely not be feeling the need for it. This is where the value of physical cues serves us. … More 15 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit

How to Build Integrity Through Habits

I had grown up with secrets. Secrets that I saw as dark, dirty, ugly and strange. So many that it became second nature to hide all the time…Situations would arise that triggered these painful secrets and threatened the aloof persona I maintained out in the world as a young adult. Trying to make intellectual sense of these painfully charged places in me (like the self help books encouraged at the time) felt like navigating a minefield maze … More How to Build Integrity Through Habits