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mental health, wellness

Do more of what brings you joy

I might not know what the heck I’m doing or if I’m on the right path, but what I do know is that I can make a decision right now to do something toward my own happiness. The definition of happiness differs from person to person. For me it’s making time for the people I love (me included) and for the things that matter. For me it’s coming home before sunset to sit in the backyard with my dogs and observing nature. Maybe it’s craving In-n-Out’s animal-style  ...

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Honoring yourself this summer

Summer is just around the corner. It’s a great time to be explore new things, stir the pot a little bit and create change if you want to. Summer, for me, means a time for endless possibilities. The sun is out longer (hopefully) and there is so much to do in a seemingly short time. Knowing that there is so much to accomplish, why not fine tune your focus? Make time for what really matters. One thing that you could do right now is create your non-negotiables, these are habits you have  ...

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What to do when you feel stressed?

You procrastinate more! Ha, really though, this is one thing you can do:  Stop, take a huge breath, hold breath for a few seconds and sigh out loud. Something about the loud sighs is deeply relaxing for me. Once you’re a bit more relaxed, stop and think about your priorities. Knowing your priorities will help you make a more manageable game plan. Yes, it may seem like everyone wants your attention right now and everything seems important, but what is urgent? What are the 3 things you  ...

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The importance of time off

I understand that our society tends to value productivity, often at the cost of our own health and happiness. Holidays are a great time to reflect on what is most important to you and how to find a happy medium between what you need to do and what you want to do. I used to feel that I need to fill up my schedule every hour of the day, and to be honest, I didn’t know how to be still. Having nothing on my schedule seemed like I was doing something wrong, that somehow I didn’t  ...

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