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Why Gratitude is so Powerful for your Brain

By |2019-11-19T18:35:53+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why is the simple practice of gratitude so helpful? It is good for our brain and makes us more effective: Positive emotions fill our brain with dopamine and serotonin.  These chemicals make us feel good and increase our ability to learn.  They help us process new information, keep that information in the brain longer, and [...]

Therapy Chat Podcast | 204: Learning To Be Kind With Ourselves

By |2019-11-15T13:48:54+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In this episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves. Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training [...]

What to do With Intrusive Thoughts

By |2019-10-22T14:21:52+00:00October 21st, 2019|Perfectionist, Uncategorized|

Have you ever had thoughts that just keep repeating, and repeating…and repeating? You try to stop them.  You try to distract yourself, yet they just keep looping. - Nope.  Me neither.  (Oh, how I wish that were true.) If you are like most (read all) humans, you sometimes have thoughts that just won’t go away.  [...]

In the Spotlight – My Clarity TV interview

By |2019-10-04T15:18:59+00:00September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This month I am offering an interview I did with Dolores Hirschmann on Clarity TV.  I LOVED doing it and I’m excited to share it with you! I tell my story of the event that set me on my path to self-love--when I learned to move from victim to choosing. I also share: What to [...]

The Problem With Blaming… And upcoming news!

By |2019-07-14T11:36:28+00:00July 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We all blame.  As Brene Brown says, “Blame is the discharging of discomfort and pain.”  When mistakes are made, our first response is to try to find whose fault it is.  A natural response, but not helpful. Here is an entertaining (less than 4 minute) video on blaming by the brilliant Brene Brown.  Watch it—you [...]

When You Want to Forgive Yourself

By |2019-07-09T11:04:23+00:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I recently made a big mistake; I spammed over 5000 people.  It was not one of my finest moments, but it was a mistake—I didn’t start out the day deciding I wanted to piss off a bunch of people I didn’t know. When I realized what happened I didn’t respond perfectly (what a surprise.)  I [...]

Join me on June 3rd at the Giving Care Taking Care Conference

By |2019-05-14T16:53:29+00:00May 14th, 2019|Speaking, Stress, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized|

Join me as I present Everyday Love:  Tools for Lowering Stress at the upcoming Giving Care Taking Care Conference. Come and learn easy to remember tools to reduce worry, quiet your mind, shift your attitude and make feelings more manageable. There will even be time to practice the techniques during the workshop. I hope [...]

Stress Reduction

By |2019-05-27T23:00:52+00:00May 14th, 2019|Stress, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized|

Do you ever feel more stressed than is comfortable?  Are you, like me, on the search for tools to help reduce stress? If you answered no to those questions, please contact me, I really, really want to know what you know!  I just finished my book and am in the process of expanding my business, [...]

The Stepladder Method to More Helpful Thoughts

By |2019-04-01T17:24:29+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

I was reading a fabulous book by my friend and colleague Rucsandra Mitrea called You Don't Have to Live in Pain: Five Strategies to Help Reduce Your Chronic Pain Right Now. Her book offers practical tools to shift your thinking about chronic pain so you can help the healing process.  Personally, I think it’s a good book to [...]