Developing the Gratitude Muscle

Developing the Gratitude Muscle

Do you have 15 minutes each day to easily improve your health? More than 225 studies have shown that joy and happiness are good for us.  What creates joy is a bouquet of components including gratitude, according to Elissa Epel, Phd. Professor and Vice Chair of the...
Go Away Fear

Go Away Fear

How was your week?  Really, how was it? This week was tough for me. I came down with a virulent stomach virus without any warning. I had my first thermography mammogram that came out not as well as I wanted. And, seven weeks post-Hurricane Ian, the strain of haggling...
Healing from Hurricane Ian

Healing from Hurricane Ian

Trauma is Not the Event But Your Reaction to the Event Whether you were caught in your house as 10 feet of rushing water was surrounding you, fearfully waiting in a closet as you listened to the howls of 150 mph winds believing you were not going to make it out...
My COVID Journey

My COVID Journey

My COVID Journey​ For nearly 3 years, my husband and I managed to avoid getting COVID.  At the beginning of the pandemic, we were, like many people, over the top when it came to cleaning surfaces, disinfecting the outside of groceries when I brought them home, and...
Positive Thinking is not the same as Positive Emotions

Positive Thinking is not the same as Positive Emotions

Are You Engaging in Spiritual Bypassing or “Toxic Positive Thinking”? Positive Thinking sometimes gets a bad rap especially when things are not going well for you in life.  In fact, some people have labeled too much emphasis on positive thinking as toxic...
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