Get Your Joy Back…

“You Took My Joy, I Want it Back…” -Lucinda Williams   9/11 occurred on a Tuesday. That morning, I was driving to work which at the time was a psychiatrist’s private practice. Tuesdays were when we held “Clozaril Clinics.” Clozaril is a high-maintenance, designer drug to treat people suffering from Schizophrenia. I would see about [...]

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There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

We ALL have a lot to do. Everyone is super busy.  And, strangely, as soon as we aren't busy, we go crazy trying to make ourselves busy.  Why? Because let's face it, "busy" has a lot of value in our society.  If you're bored or chill, you leave open the opportunity to be called, "lazy," or not as "good" [...]

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Recently, I have had quite a few people inquire about how to talk to their children with weight loss or food without passing on negative body image messages.  People seem to be aware of the fact that this subject is a sensitive one (thank goodness) and are wanting sane and balanced ways to help their [...]

Your Guide to CREATING Motivation: MOM #2

Hello, lovely, lovely Reader!Here is the continuation of the Motivation series I have for you:The Mothers of Motivation: How to Create MotivationMOM#2: Adopt the Little by Little MentalityYou learned in the last blog that motivation comes after action, not before, so, it is important that you are working on your desired behavior a little here and [...]

Think it! Park it! Do it!

A great rule of thumb in getting it all done is this: If you can do it in two minutes, do it RIGHT NOW. If you can't, learn to rely a little more on your smart phone.  Why carry it all around in your head if Siri can keep all of it organized for you?    Researchers [...]

Are You A Procrastitasker???

Hello, Lovely Reader!I learned an interesting word at the VOX Magazine Annual Spelling Bee this week. During the practice round, spellers were given teen friendly words that may or may actually be in the Webster's Dictionary.  One such word was "Protaskitasking." Essentially, this word means to get busy doing something while actively procrastinating on another task. [...]

How to Stay Motivated…

How Motivation Works 101: The most important and often overlooked concept here is this: Motivation comes after action, never before. So, you'll have to get yourself moving, just the littlest bit, to start breeding the motivation to stick to something. If this doesn't make any sense to you, you may be confusing inspiration with motivation. [...]

‘Tis the season for procrastination

Hello!Well, it's that time of year again...people are about to start putting off more than they have all year. It's quite sad acutally...I mean, if you decide today to put something off until "after the holidays" that's 44 DAYS of putting off! And let's face it, if you put it off until the first, that's [...]

How Men and Women Differ in Dealing with Stress…

Hello!It's interesting how men and women differ when dealing with stressful situations or decisions. Remember, there is an exception to every rule but generalities can be helpful when you are dealing with the opposite sex as they, most likely, will deal differently than you.Men tend to think things through. Knowing this, offer the man you [...]

Do You Have Southern Hospitality Syndrome?

Procrastinators: Listen Up!A big enabler of perpetual procrastination is what I like to call, “Southern Hospitality Syndrome.” Simply put, this is when you have a habit of being kinder to others than you care to be toward yourself. It sounds like the epitome of “nice” and the opposite of “selfish,” but if this syndrome sounds [...]