I find myself asking this question more and more, why do we form attachments to things and people? I think it's easier to explain attachment to people, but what about things? That dress you've had for many years that has holes but you still wear it? The shoes you bought 10 years ago that's no… Continue reading Attachment and Letting Go
I have a love/hate relationship with bananas. Most days I enjoy eating them and other days just the sight of bananas makes me nauseous (don't feel bad, bananas, I have the same relationship with eggs. Shhhh). On the days that I love bananas, I usually put them in smoothies, or add them to what I'm… Continue reading Foodie Day: Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Bread
Raise your hand if you like being organized, writing to-do lists, or sorting things. Yep - me too! My friends make fun of my semi-obsessive way of planning and organizing but to be honest, it helps to keep me focused and it makes me less anxious. Almost everything I do, I have a plan for… Continue reading There’s A Plan For That!
Confession: I have difficulty letting go of sweets and resisting the temptation to eat/consume everything sugar related. I can do well for maybe a day or two and then once I get a hint of refined sugar - game over! So, I decided to pay attention to my physical health by going through a slow… Continue reading Foodie Day: Detox Holiday Week
Mindfulness and self-care are connected as they both represent a way of life. I refer to both as a practice because they require intention, consistency, determination, and the belief that you deserve all good things.
I'm not sure how many of you know this, but I really love food! I literally eat to live and live to eat. I also enjoy trying new recipes and taking pictures of food. There's something very therapeutic about being in the kitchen. I often joke that baking (or cooking) is one of my coping… Continue reading Introducing Foodie Day with Nutella Muffins
I recently attended a presentation on sleep and what lack of sleep does to your body. We got a magazine with information on sleep, a bath bomb, and a lavender roll-on! (jackpot!) It wasn't the first time I heard this information, and yet I found myself feeling surprised while the presenter shared the information from… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sleep
So how do you embrace change? How do you practice acceptance of what is and not try to change things to be as you prefer it? I think the answer lies in the ability to practice radical acceptance, self-compassion, and to have genuine people who you can trust to share your struggles.
I think this blog will be more meaningful if I continue building on what I originally started. After all, isn't that what a journey is about? It's about taking steps towards a goal or destination, and once we get there, discovering where we need to go or what we need to do next.
I've mentioned my dissertation study here a few times and want to share a little bit about it with you. These three books pretty much sum up my dissertation: wellness, single case research design, and clinical supervision. For this study, I evaluated the efficacy of a specific model of clinical supervision (Wellness Model of Supervision) to… Continue reading Professional Quality of Life and Wellness Based Supervision