Day 47

Life is so incredibly busy. Our culture has taught us to be on the go every minute and every second of the day. We feel selfish or lazy when we take a moment to stop and give ourselves rest. But what happens when we cannot go anymore? The answer for me is that I break … More Day 47

Day 46

Knowledge is incredibly powerful. I spend a lot of time during sessions teaching and educating clients about their struggles. I find that education can answer questions and help us to understand why or how something is done, which can relieve us from the pressure, guilt and shame that we may put on ourselves. Education can … More Day 46

Day 45

Gratitude allows us to shift our negative perspective to a perspective of thankfulness. It allows us to see the world through spiritual eyes. Practicing gratitude does not minimize our hurts, but instead allows us to see the blessings that come from our hurts. It is the act of shifting our focus from the negative to … More Day 45

Day 44

It’s been my experience that we have three basic life purposes: a universal purpose, a communal purpose and personal purpose. A universal purpose answers the question “what and why” with regard to the purpose of our human existence. A communal purpose answers the questions “who, when, and where” with regard to the purpose of our … More Day 44

Day 43

We live our lives either fighting for happiness or avoiding the pain of failed expectations; therefore we live our lives in survival. Living in a constant state of fight or flight is living in a constant state of stress. Life is crazy! Let’s just face the hard core facts right now. We are living to … More Day 43

Day 42

We all encounter stress in our lives. Stress can lead to feeling anxious, depressed or both. It can lead to addictive behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, or food. It can have a negative effect on relationships with family, friends or partners. It’s been my experience that stress can and will build up over … More Day 42

Day 41

Have you ever done something you were not proud of? Do you have parts about yourself that you just cannot bare to reveal with others? I think most of us can answer yes to this question. There are many parts of who I am today that I am still not proud of. They include ego … More Day 41

Day 40

What do you think of when you hear the word grace?  To me grace is the act of loving without judgement or expectation; it is allowing another person to be who they are regardless of who I think they should and should not be.  A person can give grace to another human being and they can receive … More Day 40

Day 39

I learned about the benefits of meditation in graduate school. I believe we briefly discussed meditation in one of my classes. We may have even tried it. Meditation was something we skimmed over, but something that always sparked my attention. Meditation is the act of focusing the brain on the here and now. It was something I … More Day 39

Day 38

What do you think of when you hear the word prayer? For many, prayer consists of recited words that were learned as a child. Some people hear the word prayer and immediately shut down from the idea of praying because it triggers years of religious baggage.  But for most of us, prayer is how we … More Day 38