Author Archive | Lisa Klarner

See the Joy in Every Moment

Do you feel like you are always seeking more of something? Maybe it’s more time for self-care or maybe it’s more willpower for your diet, or more confidence and less anxiety… Why is it that we never feel we have achieved enough? Why do we feel like everything will be better when “this” happens or […]

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Savoring the Unplanned

I am a planner. Having a schedule and being prepared gave me a sense of control in my life when I was dealing with the undiagnosed social anxiety disorder. And now, even though I no longer have social anxiety disorder, I do still like to have a plan. As with anything, there are good and […]

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Heaven on earth?

Can we experience our lives with presence, pure joy and peace?  I’ve contemplated what in my own life feels like heaven on earth.  I believe that in these times, I’m living life through my heart more than my mind.  In these times, I feel relaxed, happy and satisfied with life. Holding my son’s hand Hugging […]

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What We Say About Ourselves has Impact!

We all have so many thoughts going through our minds all day long. We worry about the future or dwell on the past. We may even allow self-defeating thoughts to impact our mind and body. What we say about ourselves has a big impact on our actions and feelings. It’s a concentrated effort to keep […]

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Do Not Fear…

Earlier this year, my husband, son and I went to a theme park.  My husband is very adventurous and has no fear.  Me, on the other hand, at some point in my life I developed an intense fear of heights and roller coasters.  My husband suggested a roller coaster and my eight year old son […]

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Guest Blog: Parenting a Child with Selective Mutism

Welcome to my guest blogger this week:  a parent of a child who had Selective Mutism (an extreme form of social anxiety disorder).  Please note that her name is not included to protect the privacy of her child. *** I remember when my son was 2 and he would sing and dance in our family […]

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Letting Life Flow – Accepting the “Traffic Jams”

Lately on the drive to work there has been an unusual amount of traffic.  There have even been traffic jams which are unexpected in our city.  As  sit in the traffic, I look ahead, trying to see what’s blocking the way.  Nothing.  The cars crawl forward slowly.  I try to be patient and look for […]

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A Letter to Victims of Bullying

October is bullying awareness month.  Bullying continues to get a lot of attention and there are many organizations dedicated to educating bullies and victims with a common goal of putting an end to bullying once and for all.  Most people who have experienced bullying know that it is possible to survive the verbal and physical […]

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Challenges Make Us Stronger

Today I came across something I wrote a few months ago. I found it at just the right time, to guide me through some decisions I may need to make in the coming months related to my career. Why did I find this notebook today, right when I needed it? Do you have experiences like […]

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