Strength through Vulnerability

Earlier today, as I sat in the peacefulness of my family cabin while my son and husband ventured out into the woods for deer hunting, I gazed out the window at the bare, leafless trees with their branches openly exposed to the cool, fall air. I considered how many of us keep pushing forward in […]

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Life Under Construction

Driving through a long-term construction project recently, I remembered how people slowed down so much when it first started. Traffic backups were a regular occurrence. Now, as people have had a chance to adjust to the temporary chaos, the traffic flows more consistently. Sure, there are still occasional backups, but not nearly the way it […]

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Breaking Through Anxiety

For someone dealing with anxiety, the anxious thoughts overpower mind and body.  Often this “anxious self” becomes the person people see – the person we become.  As we try to fit into societal and corporate norms when dealing with a debilitating anxiety disorder we are putting our mental and physical well being at risk. How […]

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The Speed of Life – Becoming More Present

Life moves so quickly, sometimes it seems like we are standing still while the world blurs past us!  It’s easy to get wrapped up in this fast paced world…  It’s important to remember to slow down and experience the present moment so we can really and truly enjoy life.  Check out my Nature’s Pathways article: […]

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Weathering the Storm

How much can a person handle?  Why does it often feel like the weight on our shoulders gets heavier and heavier day by day? I watch as everyone around me moves quickly, in the zone, bustling from one important task to another in their lives.  Then “BAM!”, someone loses their job, receives a devastating health […]

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Approval Seeker

Have you ever made a decision because it would please someone else even though you knew, deep in your gut, that it wasn’t the right decision? Have you ever confidently stated your opinion in a meeting only to leave worrying endlessly about how the other people felt about what you said?… This is something that […]

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Freaking Out on the Inside

As soon as the chair lift started going up, higher and higher, I could almost feel the negative thought creep into my mind and take control of my body. All around me, people at the state fair appeared to be enjoying the fair without a care in the world. My son sat smiling next to me, without […]

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More Than We Can Handle

There are times in my life when it seems like everything is changing.  I recently started a new job and we added a new puppy to our family (which is very exciting!). Changes like these add more daily responsibilities which often causes increased stress and anxiety.  It’s a time when I know I need to […]

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions

Anxious?  Happy?  Angry?  Content?  Whatever emotion you are experiencing, you can appreciate and observe that emotion mindfully.  This will help the “bad” emotions to have less power.  Read the full article on this topic here:  Dealing with Difficult Emotions  (Nature’s Pathways – July 2015)

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