Amazing mental health benefits from forest bathing

Amazing mental health benefits from forest bathing

In with the old...growth?

You may have heard of “forest bathing”, based on the Japanese concept “shinrin-yoku”, which literally translates to “forest bath”. 🌳🧖🏼‍♀️

Essentially, it’s meditation amongst the trees. 🧘🏻

Families that evolve together, thrive together

Families that evolve together, thrive together

Families that evolve together, thrive together!

Is your time with your grandkids strained because of your relationship with your child or stepchild?

Having ups and downs with children is one of the most natural parts of being human 🤷🏽‍♀️

Of course, there is no easy fix to this. It’s as complex as a problem gets.

What does financial stability mean to you?

What does financial stability mean to you?

Getting personal with you means showing you my humanness. I may have training and expertise to serve you with, but that doesn’t mean I’m without fears! 💜

One of my biggest fears is wondering if I’ll be financially stable in my retirement years. For me, being financially stable is knowing that I’ll have the money for the things I want to do.

The need for compassion with ourselves

The need for compassion with ourselves

💚Talkin’ bout tough stuff alert.💚

How do you start talking about trauma with the ones you love and trust?

Even understanding our own trauma can be elusive.

If you have been through a traumatic experience, you may understand what it feels to be triggered or experience ‘flight, fight, or freeze’ while under particular stress. But it doesn’t make it easier to understand or accept!

Avoiding excessive exposure to negative news

Avoiding excessive exposure to negative news

Does the “news” seem synonymous with “bad news” these days?

Lots of medical professionals are looking into the effects of being bombarded by the news.

Psychiatrist Dr. Sheila Jowsy talks about how to avoid media overload by being careful about the amount of negative and/or bad news we’re exposed to.

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Mind over matter!

I am grateful to say that I’ve found a job which inspires me. 🙏

But one of the reasons it inspires me is because I get to learn about the human mind and then put that knowledge to use to help others thrive.

What’s amazing about our minds is that they are actually plastic. We have the power, no matter what age we are, to do something called “pruning”. 🧠

Loss of partner and then what?

Loss of partner and then what?

In 2016, Statistics Canada stated that the life expectancy at birth was 79.1 years for men and 83.4 years for women. So, if you are a woman, chances are that you will outlive your partner.

Death, however, is guaranteed to happen as we all die expectedly or not. Let’s look at a few things you can do to prepare in advance to alleviate some of the burden on those left behind as well as to decrease any stress or anxiety you may have around this.

Give a little, get a lot.

Give a little, get a lot.

Give a little, get a lot.

In times that I’ve felt low or disempowered, I’ve often gotten stuck in negative thought spirals…

Yes, even coaches get down in the dumps! 😲

Strangely, when we get into those mental ruts, we can isolate ourselves because we’re embarrassed or we just assume others won’t understand.

BUT there is a VERY simple (and active) way to reduce it!

How sending positive messages to yourself will improve your mood!

How sending positive messages to yourself will improve your mood!

You know that feeling you get when someone leaves you a surprise note? 😃

It is a tiny bit of magic when someone tucks a note into a place they know you’ll find it.

It makes you feel like you are important enough to be thought of in advance – so much so that someone has considered how you’ll feel in the future and done something about it.

I say we can do that for OURSELVES too!