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Need To “Take A Deep Breath?” Try This Instead!

Has this ever happened to you?  You're having a stressful day, your brain is on overload and just when you feel like you're ready to explode, someone tells you to "take a deep breath."  Ugh! As well meaning as this advice may be, I've recently learned that when we are faced with a stressful or overwhelming situation, "taking a deep breath" may not be the

You’re Gonna LOVE This Brownie Recipe :)

Honestly, is there any situation where a brownie wouldn't make the moment that much sweeter? Think about it....brownies are the perfect dessert for any occasion but as much as I love this sweet treat, I definitely don't want to eat one loaded with refined sugar, flour and fat. Finding a way to make a healthier version of this classic recipe may not seem

Choose Your Words Wisely…..

Whether we speak them, hear them or think them, our words have tremendous power.  In fact, just one word has the power to melt your heart, infuse you with anger or change your life completely. Despite knowing how powerful our words are, it can be easy to take them for granted because, after all, they're just words, right? Maybe, maybe

Cowboy Caviar…..Yeehaw!

When it comes to my summertime meals, I have a few requirements - they have to be light and and refreshing and they must be easy to prepare.  Sometimes that can be a tall order, however, I knew I hit the jackpot when I came across this recipe for Cowboy Caviar. Not only is cowboy caviar light, easy to prepare, and bursting with

What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? For years, I was taught or led to believe that happiness could be attained through external factors.  "If only I had the right job, the right group of friends, the right partner, then I would be happy." There's no denying that these things will give us a certain level of happiness, but constantly chasing achievement and recognition

I Just Discovered Cosmic Bliss ;)

When I was younger, every year on the 4th of July my parents would take me and my siblings to the Glenview Golf Course to see the fireworks. Laying on the lush green grass and watching the spectacular display of colors explode in the night sky is a memory that will be forever etched in my mind. As much as I loved seeing the

Are You Planning A Vacation?

When my clients are planning a vacation, one of the questions they often ask me is "How can I stay on track when I'm on vacation?" My answer:  "It's easier than you think!" While vacations are certainly a great way to get some much needed rest and relaxation, the truth is they can also be a

I Just Signed Up For This Challenge!

Beginning on Monday, June 13th, Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution, will be hosting the "You Are Enough" Tapping Challenge.  This is a free online event that you will not want to miss. If you're not familiar with Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), it is a powerful practice that uses the principles of acupressure to reduce stress, resolve past

I Hit The Wall!

Recently, when I awoke on a Saturday morning, the feeling of fatigue in my body was overwhelming.  Between my trip to Chicago to see my mom and playing catch up at work, the past three weeks had finally caught up with me.  I knew immediately that I "hit the wall." The first time I experienced "hitting the wall" was years ago when

Endings and Beginnings

Recently I flew home to Chicago to help with the process of packing up my mom's home and getting it ready to sell.  If you've ever had to do this with your own parents, you know all too well this can be a daunting task! The decision to move my mom into an assisted living apartment was made last December.  Although it