Adult Coloring Books for Anxiety & Stress Relief

I have been encouraging my clients to color for years. In the beginning I would tell them to get a children’s coloring book and a box of crayons and give themselves permission to relax and take time to just sit and color. Now we have “adult coloring books!” No kid’s stuff here! Whether you are […]

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Following a Dream

I’ve always wanted to open a healing arts center. Even before I was a counselor, I wanted to bring an assortment of holistic practitioners together to offer a wide variety of healing opportunities. Several years ago I started a virtual healing center, Colorado Holistic Healing, an online referral source. Last year, I finally got my chance […]

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Responding to Tragedy

Sometimes things happen that seem so unreal and are so unfair. Tragedies happen. People die or are injured and families are left to grieve and put the pieces back together. We are left behind to mourn the loss, take care of the injured and feel the fear of when is it going to happen again. […]

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Finding a Little “Retreat” in Every Day

I recently returned from a spiritual retreat at the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Baltimore, Maryland (this was the view from my room). It was an amazing experience. The grounds provided a wonderful place for quiet reflection, connection to nature, and meditation. Lectures I attended opened my mind to new ideas, creative solutions, […]

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Creating a Clear Path to Your Passion

Mistakes to Avoid While Trying to Find Your Personal Passion “Follow your passion, and success will follow you.” Arthur Buddhold Too many people go through life just living day to day, and they never experience the joy of living a life of purpose and passion. Then there are those who have decided to find their […]

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1 How To Live An Inspired Life

  We have talked about an inspired life being a daily journey, taking steps toward simplicity, mindfulness and a thankful heart. This journey will be as unique as you are; there is no single road map.  But there are some common elements that fellow travelers turn to on the road to a more inspired life. […]

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What does it mean to live an “inspired life?”

Living an inspired life is not a destination, but rather a journey. And it may be easier to grasp what an inspired life really is by taking a moment to look at what it is not. It is not being driven by aggressive ambition. It is not being motivated by obligation or the expectation of […]

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2 The “Breast” of the Story

My Decision Against Further Breast Screening: It’s been 9 months since I posted the results of a biopsy in which doctors found no cancer but wanted to run more tests. I still remember the fear that phone call sparked. I still remember the question – why would they want to take another biopsy if there […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  You see the pink everywhere-even on the football fields!  All over the country people are walking for a cure.  Did you give yet?  Did you walk?  Do you have breast cancer or know someone who has breast cancer?  Everywhere we go we are reminded about breast cancer, on TV, in stores, and in the […]

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Natural Stress Management

Stress is inevitable, between demands at work and at home, financial stress, and all the pressures of modern life it’s no wonder that stress management is a daily topic in my office.   And, how you deal with stress can be the difference between a happy, healthy and balanced life versus a life of illness […]

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