Monthly Archives: November 2015

Year of Yes

I spent my downtime the day before Thanksgiving reading Shonda Rhimes “Year of Yes”. Her story reinforces that health and wellness is holistic and includes the mind, body and spirit.   Shonda’s journey to higher levels of wellness all starts with her sister Delorse’s six words “You never say yes to anything” plus turkey, on Thanksgiving […]
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Eat healthy at the holiday season

How was your Thanksgiving celebration?  For me, it is always fun to cook and share the Thanksgiving meal with those I love.  This year I got to do it twice! We had a pre-turkey day meal a few weeks ago since my oldest son and his wife were spending Thanksgiving day with her family on […]
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Happy Thanksgiving:)

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. – J. Robert Moskin

Schedule in some downtime

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. Are you running around getting ready for a crowd that is going to descend on your home? As we move into the holiday season, take a close look at your schedule. For many, the calendar is jam-packed with work and personal activities. Are you excited and looking forward to hustle […]
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Ask for help

There are times and situations when it is healthy to ask for help. Many people have difficulty asking for help or accepting it when offered. It has been true for me both in my personal and professional life. In an article in Experience Life entitled Need a Hand? By Ellen Hendriksen, it is recommended that […]
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Just say no

There are many people that have difficulty saying no. I was one of those people until I decided to politely say “no thanks”. When I look back through the years, I am amazed at some of the multiple activities I was taking on during certain years. One year I was serving as a school board […]
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Connect with those who changed your life

There are certain people who change your life based on any number of factors.  It might be a family member, a friend or a coworker who provided a very positive role model for you growing up or an experience that prompted you to follow your heart or move in a new positive direction. Connect with those […]
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Connect for emotional well-being

Connections with others provides emotional and physical-well-being. Although sharing your thoughts, feelings and dreams can feel uncomfortable to many, the emotional intimacy that can develop from those connections is an important source of support. Connect often with those who support your emotional-well-being. The six key findings from a commission of 33 distinguished children’s doctors, research […]
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Communicating to make connections

As someone who has spent my professional life in the field of communications, I am fascinated by the differences in communication style. Connecting with others is important for our spiritual health; however sometimes there is a mismatch when two people are talking. Be self-aware of your communication style in conversations with others. Even with good […]
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Connect for the lift of laughter

I have one sister and I adore her. We get along well except for those few catfights we had as adolescents. One of the most special things about our relationship is laughter. It is so easy for us to be wild and crazy together.  Connect often with those who make you laugh. One memorable evening […]
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