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You only live once…

Wishing you all a peace-filled Christmas…

Hang in there! ~ Liz

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety as a Parent

The hard work and unpredictability that makes parenting so rewarding can also cause a great deal of anxiety. Here are some simple ways to bring yourself to a place of calm.Make a To-Do ListRuminating on worries can cause lots of stress. Clear your mind by making a to-do list. Put down everything that needs to be done into your phone...[ read more ]

4 Subtle Signs of Trauma: When You’re Dealing with More Than You Think

When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as a violent or sexual assault or a terrible car accident might come to mind. But there are other, subtler forms of trauma that can negatively affect our lives and hinder our relationships.Emotional trauma is often overlooked and minimized, and we may think we’ve “gotten over” some emotional pain that we’ve...[ read more ]

Holiday Rx

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season has officially launched. This can be a very special, fun and holy time of year, but these next several weeks can also be a time that is tough for many of us. Anyone with past trauma involving the holidays may find old, unhelpful internal tapes running at full speed. Those of us in...[ read more ]

In gratitude, a letter to our granddaughters…

Dear Cora and Holly, On the evening of the day that your Papa and I got engaged, we were walking around a strip mall in Orlando, Florida. It was the only time I’ve ever been in Florida. We were there because Papa’s mother had suddenly passed away from a heart attack. It was in the high emotion and stress of...[ read more ]

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is with a deep and abiding gratitude for the gifts of faith, family and friends that Rich and I wish all of you the very happiest of Thanksgivings. Safe travels everyone! Enjoy! ~ Liz

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance: these are the very well-known five stages of grief, as postulated by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. At the time of the book’s publication, very little instruction was given in medical school on the subject of death and dying, which was what motivated Kübler-Ross to share her findings in her work with terminally...[ read more ]

Making New “Glory Days”: How to Stop Obsessing About Youthful Successes

“Ahh, the good ol’ days.” How often have we heard or uttered this familiar phrase? It can be a source of great pleasure and amusement to reminisce on a time when we were younger, remembering a special event or activity. We tend to look at our past experiences through a filter that magnifies the positive while diminishing the negative. While...[ read more ]

Let’s Go for a Walk: How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight, to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives.But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health.Beyond Hormone ReleaseMost of us have had that...[ read more ]



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