Hitting Rock Bottom: What Can We Learn and Gain from Life’s Woes

Whether by fate, transition, or poor choices – we all struggle with the horrible, hitting rock bottom (i.e. “woes“) in our life. Throughout my life I’ve faced trials in multiple arenas (I’m far from perfect – and that’s okay). However, the gifts I take from these moments are opportunities for growth and learning.  We can’t […]

Mindfulness and meditation for those who hate mindfulness.

If you would’ve asked me five years ago what I thought about mindfulness… I would have likely contorted my nose and said, “Not for me!” The whole idea of keeping my body still to help my body feel better was foreign and unwelcome. As a long distance runner, I only knew healing as a long […]

Jenny Presents at Opti-Life on Grief, Loss, and therapy

“Our capacity to grieve is our capacity to love. We must feel like we can move through grief (and feel our grief) to better be able to enjoy the gifts of loving others”. Grateful to present on grief and loss and the elements of grief and loss therapy this Saturday at Opti-Life! Always a good […]

How to Survive Thanksgiving with Your Mental Health Intact (Part 2 – 2019)

Tip #2: Set boundaries. (Tip #1 is in the previous blog post) Set self boundaries on what you’ll talk about, think about, and how you’ll react around difficult family members. As much as we’d like to, we CANNOT change how other people treat us, what they comment on, and the questions they ask/don’t ask. We CAN […]

Our Relationship with food: Emotions & Feelings and Family

Let’s Start with Our Belief Systems About Food Our belief systems, our ideas and subconscious thoughts, about food and our body image begins in utero. That’s right. Even down to what your mother eats and feels while pregnant can impact a person’s eating habits and desires. From there, we visually pick up on what we […]

The Dangers of Emotional Constipation

Holding Back Our Emotions  For most people, we hold back our emotions. In today’s busy society, it makes sense that we may want to hold back our emotions, ESPECIALLY the ones that are more “shameful” to carry. Emotions such as anger, rage, depressions, grief, disappointment, and anxiety. On the other hand, some people mask the […]

R.O.I. Success Directly Related to Employee Health

Health & R.O.I. – Related? You may instinctively know that a healthier work force directly correlates with better outcomes. But what about the hard science behind ROI (Return On Investment) and savings?  So, if fewer sick days and increased company investment doesn’t speak volumes, perhaps money will. Here’s a Brief Overview of the Latest in […]