How to Create a Self-Care Kit Using All 5 Senses

How to Create a Self-Care Kit Using All 5 Senses

As I walk further into the year, I find myself wearing down. It seems like I have more responsibilities and less time in which to accomplish them.  As a counselor, I encourage the people I work with to make caring for themselves a priority.  However, I feel challenged to take what I share with others and make it a personal practice.

In an effort to practice what I teach, I thought that I would share an easy way to find relaxation.

Transforming your "To Do" List into a "Ta Done!" List Could Boost Your Productivity

Transforming your "To Do" List into a  "Ta Done!" List Could Boost Your Productivity

Depression and anxiety can often leave people feeling overwhelmed and stuck at work.  Tasks pile up and the symptoms that often come along with depression and anxiety (fatigue, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating and making decisions) make it difficult to take the first step of tackling a "to-do list".   You may worry that you won't ever be able to get it all done or that you aren't good enough for the job.   Overwhelm and inferiority are not productive mental states.   Next time you find yourself questioning your ability to manage the task at hand, try shifting your attention in a more positive direction.

50 Strategies for Self-Care

50 Strategies for Self-Care


Earlier this week, I shared tips on hitting the reset button in the "new year". In that article, I stressed the importance of taking care of yourself.  Scheduling in rest and relaxation is essential to a healthy, fulfilling life.  Late nights, takeaway, and 80 hour weeks may "work" in the short term, but that pace is not sustainable.   We all need to take time out to recharge our batteries to ensure career longevity.  Quality rest is important to your mental and physical health.  

Below are 50 of my favorite ways to unwind that don't involve a ton of technology.

3 Strategies to Avoid Overwhelm in the New Year


It's that time of year again. Many people are headed back to school after a nice refreshing summer break. As a kid, I always viewed August as a fresh start. I pushed the reset button on the year, and I used the start of the school year to begin again.  As an adult, I still find myself hitting the reset button during this month.    In the spirit of new beginnings, I am sharing a few tips on making the most of the second goal setting season.   

Getting Grounded: 5 Simple Tasks You Can Do to Bring You Back to the Present

We've all been there. Your mind is racing from one thought to the next, from one task to the next.  You can't stop thinking about something you wish you could stop thinking about.  You can't forget something you desperately want to forget.  Your mind is full to the brim and you just. need. space.

Here are a five really simple things you can do right now,or anytime really, to connect you back to the here and now.