How to Reduce Stress While Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be stressful. Any woman who has planned a wedding can tell you that no truer words have ever been spoken. It’s an amazing experience. It can be fun. It can be special to share it with your fiance, your mom, or your bridesmaids. And it can also cause you to cry and throw things and contemplate calling off the wedding. All of the above. I know wedding planning takes a lot of energy, but it’s also important to devote some time to your mental health and relieving the stress that planning your wedding has caused you....more

Get your worry in check with this one simple trick

 I’m a worrier and I always have been. I’m not sure if it’s my genetics, being the oldest child in my family, or the way I was raised, but in any case, I’ve had worry lines on my forehead since I was ten years old. I remember my parents always saying to me “Luisa, just relax!” But as anyone who worries knows, this is easier said than done....more

What's Up with My Shoulders?

I cannot be the only one...who has heard, "relax your shoulders," so many times during a yoga class that you have felt the need to check that it's not on a loop alongside the soothing chanting and wind chimes soundtrack, but rather it is in fact the instructor repeating it over and over. ...more

Back to school means it's time to stress out over homework

In my little corner of the world, school starts next week. And all around me I hear the moms talking about various after school programs and which ones they are avoiding because they don't encourage children to complete their homework first. ...more

Personal Strategic Plan

Would you like to spend less time to get more done?A growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that the way to boost productivity, job performance and health is to not work more hours…but to increase your energy.How is this accomplished?Strategic renewal…tactical, calculated, premeditated, intentional, deliberate and planned renewal....more

Behavior, Personality, and Anxiety.

 Can you tell the difference between personality, who a horse is, and behavior, what a horse d...more

Necessary Mental Downtime

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Planning your next adventure

Where do we go?  What do we see?So many places to go.  What’s top on the wish list?How much time do we have?  What’s the budget?...more

How old are you really?

A few months ago, a couple of coworkers were trying to figure out my age. Eventually, one of them just came out and asked me. Several of them thought I was significantly younger than I actually am. I know this is not because of the way I look (I think I look my age), but rather because of the energy level that I have....more

Dark, Damp, and Scary

Dark, damp, searching for just….. the right spot, ah found it. This is me crawling through a cave with claustrophobia (photo from Fearful of not being able to get through a tight spot known as pancake. Telling myself I can get through this; that the claustrophobia is only in my mind and I will not get stuck. Positive self-talk is as powerful as negative self-talk....more