How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!

I admit, I don’t like the site of blood, especially when it’s that deep crimson kind. This was exactly the kind  that was coming from the gash on my sons scalp. As I’m driving, my head swirled with worries about all the possible outcomes, while doing my best to seem enthusiastic in keeping my son engaged in conversation about his favorite topic: Pokemon. … More How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!

5 Self Care Rituals To Process Loss

In our fast paced world there is no room for the profound inner stirrings that loss invokes and this is precisely how these ancient rituals squarely meet this need. They give us a place in time to contain those deeply stirred emotions and be with them. It’s perfect and appropriate that rituals like these are held once a year as those months in between are needed to heal from the inner work of coming to grips with loss and the value of life. … More 5 Self Care Rituals To Process Loss

Is It Hard For You to Say No? Make It Incredibly Easier With This Technique

We all face moments like these where to say yes would mean painful consequences for ourselves, yet to say no would mean the risk of disappointing those people important to us. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that to prioritize some things, consequently means to say no to other things. Life is a constant editing process that’s for sure…I’ve gratefully experienced clarity around my priorities. In rearranging my life to reflect them, getting better at saying no has been a hard won and non negotiable skill… … More Is It Hard For You to Say No? Make It Incredibly Easier With This Technique

How Strengthening Your Healthy Masculinity, Blossoms Your Feminine Heart

This new level of feeling safe within myself unfurled a new inner landscape from within. The old me that saw myself as disciplined, reliable yet fashionably misplaced and dowdy, was now wanting softer, brightly colored, clothes that swayed when I walked and had crisp flower prints. I began noticing women who decorated themselves in ways that stood out to me and took note. I wanted to wear dangling accessories that made tinkling sounds as I moved and wear rose perfume. I didn’t care that I dressed up and smelled as god as I did while just doing laundry. Gone was the Lorena that judged other women who took time to feel pretty, as superficial. … More How Strengthening Your Healthy Masculinity, Blossoms Your Feminine Heart

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

3 Types of Habits That Help in Tough Times

She quickly admitted him to the hospital. The tests confirmed that his body was at high risk and all the signs were there. The doctors for that week were taking precautions and on standby. I felt like I was going through my day at gunpoint. Any minute my dad could have that stroke and the doctor’s technology and advanced equipment could or could not save him. … More 3 Types of Habits That Help in Tough Times

Stopping the Madness of Perfection: Part 2, Tiny Steps

I had to get brutally honest about my limits and work with them as opposed to force myself to follow my own made up standard of where I SHOULD be. I was not the cold turkey type of person that had a will of iron and made big changes easily and permanently. I had to work at it at a pace that worked for me … More Stopping the Madness of Perfection: Part 2, Tiny Steps