Second Hand Stress

Knew it existed.. didn’t know it had an actual name. Second hand stress is the emotional and physical response we experience because of someone else’s stress and anxiety. A test back in 2009 found that exposing people to pheromones in simple stress sweat could trigger the fear center of their brains even when there was…

Wanna come out and play?

We just got back from three days off the ‘hamster wheel’ and I’m here to tell ya, it was INCREDIBLE. The prep for our mini-FL-KEYS-vaca required more work than usual, but I felt better being super cautious about our potential exposure to Covid which, let’s face it, can be minimized but is never really zero…..

The Outsized Positive Impact of One Little Decision!

I made a teeny tiny decision last week that immediately improved my life.  Sound too dramatic? Well try this on for size: I didn’t give up anything, I didn’t add anything, all I did was create a shift. Let me describe my morning routine:  Get up Take the dog out Make coffee Read the news…

Boundaries..

When we build sand castles at the beach we surround them with walls and moats for protection.  These boundaries are constantly challenged by the waves and tide and needing to be reinforced. So it is with personal boundaries. They will be challenged and you will need to restate, reinforce and rebuild them. It’s how you…

The fabulous fifties 🔆

You know that feeling you get when you wake up in that dreamy beach-front hotel room.. all tangled in those slightly salty, white sheets.. listening to the seagulls and the surf…and it suddenly dawns on you that it’s day 4 of your 7 day vacation? That’s what the fifties feel like to me… And while…

The Anxiety Epidemic

 Anxiety is nothing new, but the following New York Times article reveals that many, many more college students are suffering from this, and other, mental health issues. To be sure, there are more medicines available these days to treat the symptoms, but it is encouraging to read below that there are also tried and true,…