Wellness Department

7 Signs That You’re Awakening to Life

Life

We’re in this life journey together, we’re all peers in this experience that is filled with infinite opportunities. But in today’s fast paced world it’s hard to be in the reality of the present moment - which is all we have - and very easily, we get distracted by the demands of the day to day and our culture, so we end up disconnected from our true essence.  When we live from that place, we mainly connect with a sense of contraction, fear, confusion and limitations that push us to just get by, avoid reality, feel a constant struggle, and restrict our capacity to be our own true selves, share our gifts, make love to life and embrace all the magic that it can offer to us.    I believe that we are going through a transformational time on the … [Read Article and Leave a Comment..]

Inspire More Passion & Energy into Your Life with Creativity

creativity

Is life wearing you down? Turn to the creative arts as a way to channel negative energy into inspired action. In my work as a licensed psychotherapist, I learned how expressive art therapy decreases anxiety, depression, distracts from pain, processes grief and trauma. In addition to these mental health benefits, creativity helps you manifest your goals. Art works well in overwhelming situations, … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

It’s that time of year again when kids head back to school and your family settles into a new routine.  As a mom of four daughters, I understand what it’s like to feel a mixture of relief and uncertainty heading into the school year.  It’s time for a new teacher, different classmates and new expectations which creates anxiety for many kids about school. Sometimes the anxious feelings kids … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

8 Rituals for A Restful and Rejuvenating Sleep

Your body need good quality sleep, that is when it repairs itself, rests, rejuvenate, energizes and heals.  According to many studies, more that 30% of the population suffers from insomnia, women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men and there are countless studies that show the connection between lack of sleep and weight issues.  So what can you do when you toss and turn and … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

You’re Not Broken Because You’re an Introvert

Introvert

Growing up, I had always felt different. Like something was not quite right with me. My teachers said, “She’s so quiet!” My parents prodded, “Why don’t you talk more?” My friends, surprised and a little hurt, asked, “You don’t want to hang out again today?”  In so many little ways, I was the weird one.  As an adult, I couldn’t shake the feeling of being “different.” I worked as a journalist for … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

4 Tips For A Healthy Vacation

Healthy, Vacation

Hello Summer, sunshine, flip flops and vacation time!!! Many women see a vacation as a break from their routines, they want to be more relaxed and carefree. For some that can also include taking a break from their healthy eating and exercise routine. Summer vacation spells breaking free, indulging and having fun and that’s great but it does not have to come on the expanse of your health. Whether … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

How a Self-Love Experiment Can Help You Become Your Own Best Friend

I have what I refer to as a guru. But he is also my life coach, adviser, and healer. The last time I met with him, he told me, “You will find lasting love when you love yourself. Your only homework is to Love Yourself.” I felt like a helpless child watching as an adult dangled candy in front of me. The sweet thing I wanted so badly in my life was right there in front of me yet completely out of my … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

7 Ways To Grow Younger

Young, Age

We live in a world that looks at growing older as something undesirable. Women hate admitting how old they are. We feel less attractive after we pass a certain age. The phrase “Forty Is The New Twenty” reflects our longing to staying and looking younger. Some of this longing is based on wrong internalized messages we got, that older women are not beautiful and valuable and that needs to be … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Your Legs and Feet: The Gift of Movement

Movement, feet

One of the marvels of the human body is what I call the metabolizing effect of our legs and feet when they are activated. Beyond that function, they have an inner intelligence as well, which you will see below. Legs and Feet Help Us Metabolize This wisdom area of the body is one that helps us take what we experience as confusing, disorienting, or simply puzzling and metabolize it — digest it. I … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Become the Queen of Exercise Quickies

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Exercise does not have to be held together by laces, sweat-wicking spandex, and a Jillian Michaels playlist you found in a fitness magazine. Toning and stretching your muscles and livening up your heart rate can happen anyplace, anytime. Of the suggestions below, some are a few of the endorphin-eliciting quickies I partook in while my uterus was packing a baby, and some are ideas from the … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Your Bones: The Gifts of Clarity and Steadiness

Bones, Clarity

Our bones offer us a particular kind of wisdom that is vital in today’s chaotic, sometimes overwhelming world. It is the gift of being able to feel steady when emotions are overwhelming as well as the gift of being able to see things clearly when issues feel muddy and confusing. “I knew it deep in my bones” is a favorite idiom that connotes a knowing that comes from a clear, strong place that … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]