Balancing time for loved ones AND self


What does a typical week look like for you? You may find yourself feeling really busy,
running from work to errands and back home to take care of your kids or get the house in order. Between the demands of staying in touch with family and friends, pursuing career dreams, and trying to stay active in your hobbies, life can begin to stretch you in what feels like too many directions! Here is your invitation: Get clear on what energizes you, and nurture that more. (As much as you possibly can!)

    1. Make a list of everything you normally do in a week. Put a star beside the activities that bring you joy or inspiration. Those are your happy grooves:) Hint: that is when you feel the most relaxed, fulfilled, and  glad to be alive.
    2. Pick 3 happy groove things you can do on a more regular basis, such as taking your time (not rushing) when getting from 1 activity to another.
    3. Commit to doing something uplifting EVERY DAY
    4. Pour loving thoughts into your new commitment  (one happy groove thing each day).

Create a balance between respecting your own needs and showing love to your people ❤        This balance acknowledges that your loved ones are super important to you, and ALSO remembers that your energy reserves need refilling on a regular basis. It is not selfish or indulgent to fill your own cup.. in fact, it's vital to having healthy, beautiful connections!
The more you get in tune with what recharges your batteries, the more you will feel able to have meaningful conversations and spend quality time with your loved ones. You'll have greater reserves of patience, generosity, and positive energy to draw upon.


 

Shaking off self-doubt & embracing freedom

The mind can get busy with thoughts about not being enough- smart, confident, articulate enough. Worries about being too much can also feed self-doubt- that you may at times be overly bold, needy of attention, or filled with ambition.
Whatever your form of self-doubt might be, today I invite you to focus on how you’ve progressed and grown this last while. 
What skills and personal qualities are growing in you? Authenticity ... Trust ... sense of humour ... honesty ... perseverance ...
Grab some paper or your laptop and take a few minutes to write down at least 3 things you have accomplished in any area of your life. Start small! Remember to be as specific as you can, as details will help you really start to appreciate your victories:)

 

Curiosity opens doors

I find that curiosity is a remarkable quality in humans. Since childhood, how often do you allow yourself to dwell in curiosity; to simply take a moment to marvel at something in nature, or to spend unrestricted time exploring and really getting into an activity you enjoy?

Let yourself open to being curious.

What is sparking your curiosity these days? Maybe you're looking back with a sense of wonder at choices you made this year; or you're seeing how far you've come in your relationships and career. It may be that you've wanted to take up pottery or dance, or become part of a book club to open your reading horizons.

Staying curious is a fabulous way to keep your heart open to new possibilities- to aspects of yourself and life that you may not have gotten to fully appreciate yet.
In my work with clients, one of the things I can help you with is being present-and curious about what is happening within your inner world, as well as navigating everyday life in a way that is more in tune with who you are.

Getting unstuck is a good thing

Are you ready to take that next step in feeling more alive?

There can be unresolved hurts, disappointments, and fears that keep you from moving forward into a life that is filled with more joy and passion.
If you're feeling exhausted, unmotivated, or easily irritated; you may not be clear on what the reasons are, or on how to get unstuck- that is why therapists like myself are here to help:)
I am here to walk with you into a new and more fulfilling season of your life. I will support you in working with the challenges and also uncovering your inner strengths- those awesome qualities you might not often see in yourself. Thus begins the first steps in getting un-stuck, with some help in moving in a positive direction.

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.  -Roman Payne