Visualization and Mental Practice

When I first came across the technique of visualization I thought it was a little quacky. I thought it was self-help non-sense. A ploy to sell books about manifesting your dreams into reality through thoughts alone. Well, those books certainly exist and talk about this practice, but there actually is...

Affirmation and Self-Talk

Affirmation is another powerful tool that helps improve well-being. It is simply self-talk. But affirmation is about being intentional with the way we're talking to ourselves. We talk to ourselves all the time in our heads. But many times, we fill our minds with stressful and fearful chatter. When we...

EMDR and Bi-Lateral Stimulation

EMDR is a therapeutic technique for healing trauma related problems. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of bilateral stimulation. This is stimulation which occurs in a left-right or right-left, back and forth rhythmic pattern.  When people focus on stressful memories, and then concentrate on...

Accountability and Goal Setting

Managing stress and negative emotions, strengthening beliefs, forming new healthy habits are keys to living life to the fullest. You have all of the tools you need to make this a reality and don’t need anyone else to do it. There's no need for any gadgets, any tracking devices, motivational...

Mindfulness and the Beauty of the Present

When you hear the term mindfulness, what do you think? If you’re like me, you think about a budhist monk sitting in front of you with a slight grin on their face… perfectly content… in a meditative state. Sure, meditation is a great way to practice being mindful, but it...