Category Archives: Self Help

Dance Therapy

A powerful and fun way to relieve stress and remove blocked emotions is through dance therapy and body movement. Through motion, we free not only our bodies but also our stuck emotions that often become trapped in our bodies, allowing us to feel lighter and happier in body, mind, and spirit.

Physical exercise is commonly recommended by doctors and counselors, but not everyone likes to walk or hike. But dance is another way of healing that allows the freedom of spirit where your body can express itself in fun and therapeutic ways.

Soul Motion is a wonderful, free form expression of dance, that both an individual and group experience that allows you to release unwanted emotions, physical ailments and uplifts the soul. It is also a spiritual practice that allows you to connect not only to yourself and spirit but to others who are also dancing through the same journey.

Mindful Journeys

Practicing mindfulness isn’t a fad, but a lifestyle change that benefits you both personally, but professionally.

Do you struggle with chronic stress? Do you find it difficult to keep up with all the daily demands both in your personal life and career?  Do you feel your life is out of balance?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from learning a mindfulness practice.

The benefits of Mindfulness include improved psychological and physical health, a marked reduction in chronic stress, an increase in overall self-esteem and the ability to cope with daily life stressors. People who practice Mindfulness generally feel a sense of improved life balance and overall wellbeing.

If you are seeking to begin a new Mindfulness practice or to further develop your current practice, I can help guide you into new and unknown territories of Mindfulness that is specific to whatever area you need to change.

Change your Life!

What areas of your life do you need to change or release? What do you need to say goodbye to in order to reach your goals?  Are you willing to let go?  Are you willing to take the necessary steps to create a fulfilling life?  If not, what is stopping you?  How do you create the changes you want?

I can assist you in identifying your strengths as well as identifying the blockages that have prevented you from moving forward in the past while supporting you as you take the necessary steps needed to reach your highest potential!

 

 

Happiness Cake

Introducing my newest publication! Happiness Cake is a compilation of original artwork and inspirational messages to encourage you to find creative ways to get through the day. When life gets difficult, treat yourself to a slice of inner happiness!

Available on Amazon

Half Hour Happiness

Let’s admit it, we all have them, bad days…

There are everyday bad days, like getting a flat tire or misplacing car keys, and then there are really bad days, like losing your job, breaking up with your partner, or getting ill.

So how do you survive a bad day and turn it around?  Think in short-term intervals; what can you do in the moment to lift your spirits or make yourself feel better?  Not that it will change the situation, but it can lighten your mood for a few minutes.

Here are some suggestions:

Recognize that although something bad has happened, you can shift the energy and look at what you have to be grateful for.

Practice 30 minutes of laughter yoga.  It’s scientifically proven that even fake laughter is as beneficial as real laughter.  Your body doesn’t know the difference!

Tell someone you’re having a bad day.  Sometimes just venting for a few minutes releases the crud and makes you feel better.  What’s important is that after you verbalize your feelings, that you don’ linger in the negativity.  Release and move on!

Everyone has bad days, helping someone else always feels good!

Play with your cat or dog.  Animals love to play and it’s a wonderful way to release and have fun.

By choosing to focus on something positive, you lift yourself out of the negativity and give yourself loving kindness, which is what you really need when you’re having a bad day.

The Art of Story Telling

In Marrakech, Morocco, the art of ” hikayat”, or storytelling is an ancient art that has been practiced for over 1000 years.  Professional storytellers will gather in the town square and tell tales of different life scenarios through fables and folklore.

We all have our own personal stories that we tell the world, and sometimes these stories are positive and sometimes they are negative.  Sometimes we get stuck in playing certain roles that are not truly authentic to who we are.  Our stories often begin at birth and are carried throughout our lifetime.  Sometimes the roles we play include our positive traits and strengths, and other times the roles become heavy, stagnant, and conditioned over time.

Sometimes our life stories celebrate the person we are, and other times the story causes pain and suffering.  Whatever your life story, you can always change it.  You can create a new story of success, love, leadership, or adventure.

What story is calling out to you?  Are there roles in life that you need to step into?  Are there roles that are old and outdated that need to end? Our life stories will change throughout our lives and can be as diverse as we are.

What story are you telling?  Is it authentic to who you really are?  If you don’t feel that your life story has served you well, then its time to change your life story, one that includes your passions, your strengths, and celebrates the authentic you.

Life is a Mutable Cloud

At different times in our lives, we will truly be tested.  It is during these times that we can either live in a place of fear and anxiety or we can learn to surrender to change.

We live in turbulent times, the world around us no longer feels safe or secure.  We have our own personal and familial struggles, and then there are those that affect our nation, our world, and our universe.

It is during these times of challenges that we need to surrender to what we cannot control.  We have to ride the waves of uncertainty.  When you experience your external world as a hurricane, you can always create an internal place of stillness and peace.  When the storm appears to be growing in speed and intensity, retreat to your inner world of meditation and stillness.

Don’t let the winds blow you off course, root yourself in your own inner world.  If you do not have a place of inner peace and stillness, build one today.  The tools are already there and if you need help, reach out to others.

“Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson