• Personal

    Welcome 2018!

    Okay, so it isn’t exactly a “new” year, we are already one month in, but 2017 is over and 2018 is here! The New Year always seems to bring with it plenty of reflection on the past year and a slew of New Year’s resolutions.  However, for many people, those reflections and resolutions are soon forgotten.  It becomes so easy to slip back into the daily grind and old habits and routines are just so much easier to fall back on. Personally, I find that goals are useful all year long and goals with a smaller scope are much more attainable than goals for an entire year.  Goals are also…

  • Wellness

    A Road Map to Mental Health and Wellness

    There is no one size fits all solution to mental health.  If we could wave a magic wand and all be happier and healthier, I am sure that everyone would do it.  However, there are strategies that you an use and things that you can be mindful of that will increase your mental well-being. Over the next few months, I will be posting articles with advice on dealing with anxiety and depression, and how to achieve better mental health.  All of the advice that I will give will fit somewhere into the following key steps. Embrace imperfection Know yourself and challenge yourself Get out of your head Create goals and…

  • Personal,  Wellness

    The Chaotic Life

    Life is chaotic.  It is unavoidable.  Even if you tried to keep every moment of life planned and scheduled, chaos is going to happen.  It is part of what makes life great and fun.  It can also be overwhelming at times. As a mom to two very busy kids, chaos is an unmistakeable part of my life.  When I was in grad school, my anxiety reached crippling levels.  There was so much to juggle in such a short time period, I felt like I could never meet all of the demands placed on me and if I did, I felt like I could never do a good enough job.  I…

  • Personal,  Wellness

    Overcoming Anxiety – A Goal Oriented Approach

    It would be nice if I could wave a magic wand and make my anxiety go away.  Actually, my son is pretty sure he is a wizard and healing spells seem to be his specialty, I bet if I asked him, he would try it.  Unfortunately, as far as I know, there is no magic healing spell for anxiety.  However, I find that keeping goals helps me work to keep it under control (or it could make it worse, but for now I think it will help).  I have a lot of goals right now, and I think that writing them down publicly might help me keep my focus.  Some of…