Why Anxiety is Better for Us than It Feels!

Why Anxiety is Better for Us than It Feels!

To Heal Anxiety, Stop Thinking of it as a Disease! “It’s a simple fact: Nobody likes to feel anxious. Anxiety is among the most pervasive and reviled of human emotions. And since it’s unhealthy, we all agree, we should prevent and eradicate it like any other illness....
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...
Stop Saying “Its Only Things” to Hurricane Ian Survivors

Stop Saying “Its Only Things” to Hurricane Ian Survivors

5 Things to Say and 5 Things Not to Say to A Trauma Survivor! I am home again after a month of recuperating from Hurricane Ian.  My recuperation was not necessarily physical, more emotional and mental.  I wrote about that last week.  During this time, I observed both...
Giving Yourself Permission to Release Guilt, Shame & Blame

Giving Yourself Permission to Release Guilt, Shame & Blame

 It Can Help With Healing! As I was walking on the beach Saturday morning unable to hear anything but the crashing sound of the waves and a few gulls, the following a-ha moment came to me. I AM STRONG. This was three weeks after Hurricane Ian had hit Fort Myers. I was...
Nature is Resilient and So are We!

Nature is Resilient and So are We!

What does Resilience Mean to You? Resilience is often defined as our ability to bounce back from hardships in life.  For most of us from the Fort Myers area, this is the type of resilience that is being tested in the petri dish of post-Hurricane Ian. It is human...
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...
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