Tag Archives | Mental Health

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What Could Go Right?

I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already read it, please scroll to the bottom of the post. And if this is the […]

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Mental Health

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Body-Positive Resolutions

15 Body-Loving Resolutions for the New Year

I wanted to share a post here that I wrote for my bodywork clients. I think it applies to all of us, and hope you will find it encouraging. We all want the best of ourselves. We want to do our best, look our best, perform our best. So it’s natural to make goals that […]

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Health

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2015: The Year We Faced Our Dreams

I have put off writing this post until the last few hours of 2015, because the idea has overwhelmed me. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about challenges than it is about joys. Do you know what I mean? Everything I want to share here is put into context by the year-end post I wrote four […]

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Living Well

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How to Overcome an Emotional Block

Today I want to share with you one of the most valuable things I have learned in the last few years: How to overcome an emotional block. First, a personal story: My husband and I usually email each other every morning on workdays, just saying hello, checking in on how things are going, and discussing […]

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Mental Health

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5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness

Have you ever known someone who just couldn’t see the good in any situation?  Who was seemingly paralyzed when it came to seeing or finding possibilities in life?  It’s frustrating. This mentality feels impossible to work with.  And I know we all experience some of that ourselves, at one time or another.  But what if […]

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Mental Health

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Taking a Breather…

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note today… First of all, I wanted to thank you for all of your really kind and encouraging comments on my last post about when doors close.  And for the emails and messages.  That has been so sweet for all of us.   I don’t doubt that where we are right […]

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Community

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When Doors Close…

What should we do when doors close? A big door closed for us this week, and we are processing that.  Jeff finally got word yesterday that he did not get the special educator position at Lakenheath that we had all been hoping for. With that job, there was the potential for so much…  For starters, […]

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Expat Life

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Q & A Wednesday, Episode 4: Let’s Talk About Life Pace

Hi Friends!  It’s another Q & A Wednesday.  Today I’m combining two questions– one about our general daily life pace, and the other about finding time for fun kitchen and wildcrafting projects.  I think these questions are very much related, so I’ll address them together today.  I’ll also share my best productivity tip! Here’s the […]

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Community

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The Joy of Making Mistakes

Hi there!  I am taking the week “off” from writing here, for the sake of getting some things sorted out at home.  I have some projects and recipes I am looking forward to sharing with you– but this post on the joy of making mistakes just can’t wait.  Right now I am re-reading a book […]

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Mental Health