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Accepting & Embracing Our Gifts

Accepting & Embracing Our Gifts

 “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with...

Finding Those Energizers

Finding Those Energizers

Every since 2010, it is extremely important to me that I do things that keep me mentally fit.  One particular practical strategy that has helped tremendously is to simply be more mindful about things that truly energize me (in a healthy manner) and try to do more of these...

What Breaks Your Heart?

What Breaks Your Heart?

This past Sunday, Andy Stanley, of North Point Community Church, kicked off a new series called RE:SOLUTION.  During the message, Andy posed a very insightful question, “What Breaks Your Heart?”  One of the reasons I love attending North Point is because they challenge me to grow and take a...

Finding My Time of Day

I think I have always naturally been somewhat of a morning person.  However, I never truly realized the impact the morning has on my overall psychological well-being.  Often people will ask me, “What are you doing up so early…do you sleep?” or say “I don’t see how you can...

Moving Beyond Bikini Medicine

While I rarely talk or write about my “day job,” one of the things that I truly love about my work is the fact that I get to interface with some of the most intelligent and brilliant minds in the world.  These individuals are on the cutting edge and...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?? – MAYBE NOT!

The beginning to the year is frequently a time of celebration, reflection, and a time when we are often bombarded with tons of messages on  making “resolutions” and “reinvention” of ourselves.  While I am a huge proponent of continued growth, I’ve often pondered the impact that these “NEW YOU”...

My ONE BLOG Post for 2013…Oh Yeah, It’s Juicy!

Not really, but I needed an eye catching title to get your attention.  Now that I have your attention, hopefully, you will keep reading. Today marks the 3 year anniversary of  my breakdown, and in a world that is filled with thousands of bloggers, millions of “experts,” and tons...

A SPECIAL MESSAGE to ALL College Women – Monitor Your Back-to-Class Anxiety!

I remember not so long ago when the thought of getting geared up for graduate school classes was a real double edge sword – a mix of excitement and sheer stress!  The excitement came from my desire to learn and grow in a classroom environment, something I truly enjoy...

3 Strategies for Maintaining a “HEALTHY” Self-Image

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh After my breakdown, throughout my numerous therapy sessions, one recurring theme emerged…I had lost confidence in myself.  The once “got it all together” (so I thought),...

Being HUMAN!

“To Err is Human…” Several weeks ago, I saw this cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with Whitney Houston, and the title immediately caught my attention, “THE DIVA AND HER DARK SIDE.” The first thought that popped in my head was, “why does she have to have a ‘dark’ side…why...