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wellness

A date with yourself

This is it, folks. It’s the last month of the year. It’s finally getting cooler. Now, it’s the time to get cozy with yourself, to be reacquainted with what you’re all about, to reflect back on this year, and to set goals for the New Year. Schedule a day (or two) for  ...

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Every one is your teacher

Every one is your teacher, whether you know it or not. Yes, the crying baby is teaching something about you, perhaps how you react in times of stress or what it feels like to not be in control. So does your roommate, the cashier, or the homeless person near the freeway. Each person is a teacher  ...

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Invisible String

This week I said good-byes to three of my little clients. They’ve graduated from occupational therapy. My co-worker shared a book with me that I absolutely love. It’s called The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. It’s about twin boys who got scared in bed during a storm. They  ...

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mental health

Warmline = Lifeline

Ever feel lonely, especially during late hours of the night? No one to call? Call the Warmline. Today I had the honor of learning about a cool program NAMI Warmline OC that operates a stunning 18 hours a day, until 3 AM! LA Warmline operates during the nights until 6 AM. SF Warmline operates 24  ...

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Be okay with right now

Oftentimes, we are lost in thoughts, imagining a life far off into the future, where things are much better, which can often create anxiety or worry OR we are stuck in the past, replaying those happy memories or painful memories, which often can create regret, sadness, or stress. How about  ...

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wellness

Treat Yo Self

Why do we, oftentimes, let things get to crisis mode before realizing that something is off? Your body/heart/intuition is probably sending you signals right now, but are you listening? Today I have an assignment for you. I’m asking you to practice loving yourself, to really treat yourself like  ...

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