What I Learned from Living with a Monk on A Mountain

Every year or so I go on a meditation retreat. This year, I chose a silent retreat on top of a mountain in the middle of Nowhere, North Carolina. It was a white knuckle drive all the way up there on a one-way road (!) where you couldn’t slow down too much or you [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration, journey into healing, meditation, relaxation, therapy|Comments Off on What I Learned from Living with a Monk on A Mountain

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" [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|atlanta, find a therapist, getting things done, motivation, procrastination, stress, stress reducer, stress tips, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

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 [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|atlanta, behavior, body image, cheri flake, eating, exercise, habit, healthy habits, mindful eating, mindfulness, mom, moms, stress, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized, weight loss|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

The Kid Swap Done Right

Hello!It seems like everyone is always telling us moms that we need a break...As if we don't already know this!  Let's face it, sitters are very expensive, family isn't always available and the reality is, it's just easier to keep trucking along as always rather than find a way to get our much needed break. [...]

By | April 28th, 2013|alone time, break, cheri flake, coach, mom blog, mommies, moms, overnight, overwhelmed, play date, rock, sleepovers, star, stay cation, staycation, stress, stress reducer, therapist, therapy, vacation|Comments Off on The Kid Swap Done Right

Take Your Time and Change for Good.

Hello!It seems like when we want change in our lives, we want it to be BIG.  We want it to change our lives for the better and we want it right NOW. Here is the thing about change; it doesn't need to be this monumental event in order to work.  In fact, the exact oppostite is [...]

By | February 4th, 2013|change, healthy habits, long-term change, stress therapy, stress tips, therapy|Comments Off on Take Your Time and Change for Good.

‘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 [...]

By | November 19th, 2009|atlanta, christmas shopping, find a therapist, holiday shopping, procrastination, therapy, to do lists|Comments Off on ‘Tis the season for procrastination

Babies Don’t Wait! So, Be A Baby About It!

Hello!Well, it is nearing the end of my maternity leave...I should be blogging and writing my newsletter much more often now. (Click here: http://www.guidinginneraction.com/newsletter.php for my newsletter, "Guiding Inner Action: Teaching you the habits you can't wait to pick up!" With tips and tricks about staying motivated, avoiding stress outs and keeping up with healthy [...]

By | September 8th, 2009|atlanta, baby, find a therapist, free consultation, getting things done, manage time, maternity leave, motivation, naps, organization, procrastination, productive, stress tips, therapy|Comments Off on Babies Don’t Wait! So, Be A Baby About It!

Camera Phone-the Ultimate Reminder Tool

Hello!Yes, I have a little baby now...Owen Lincoln Flake was born on July 2, 2009 at a whopping 8 lbs. 14 oz. and at 20 1/2 inches long. We're both doing wonderfully...Now, that I am using my camera phone like crazy to take pictures all the time of Owen, I have realized that in the [...]

By | August 7th, 2009|atlanta, camera phone, find a therapist, getting things done, organizing tips, therapy, to do lists|Comments Off on Camera Phone-the Ultimate Reminder Tool

A little baby on the way…

Hello!Just wanted to let you know...I have a little baby on the way so I won't really be blogging much about getting organized, not procrastinating or how to work on healthy habits and happy living in the next few months. Instead, I will be living and practicing all of these ideas! There are so many [...]

By | June 7th, 2009|atlanta, baby, find a therapist, maternity leave, organization, therapist, therapy|Comments Off on A little baby on the way…

Something is ALWAYS better than NOTHING!

Hello!I am writing this blog to illustrate how easy it is to get started on a task. This goes out to a client of mine that I saw yesterday that has been putting off starting a blog for weeks!When you are putting something off, chances are you are making if far more difficult in your [...]

By | May 27th, 2009|action, atlanta, brain, find a therapist, getting things done, motivation, procrastination, tasks, therapist, therapy, to do lists, visualization|Comments Off on Something is ALWAYS better than NOTHING!