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Call 988 for a mental health crisis

Call 988 for a mental health crisis

Suicide Awareness month Call 988 for ANY emotional crisis. Trained crisis counselors are available twenty-four hours a day. September is suicide awareness month. In Oklahoma, suicide is the ninth cause of death. Each year, one in five adults in the United States...
Become an askable parent

Become an askable parent

Life is not “all sunshine and rainbows.” If you want to guide your children through the stormy times of life you will need to become an “askable” parent. An askable parent gives honest information, is empathic and genuine about their own...
back to the basics of self-care

back to the basics of self-care

Boost your mental health with self-care basics May is Mental Health Awareness month. I am thrilled to see a positivity about mental health this year, a renewed value of compassion. Self-care suggestions are everywhere, which serves as a great reminder for mental...
A Mindful Meditation Month

A Mindful Meditation Month

Be mindful of spring There are many forms of mindful meditations. Simply observing is one. At my Oklahoma bird feeder this morning I spy goldfinches joining local woodpeckers and chubby squirrels at the seed party. Tulip and daffodil bulbs are shooting up from the red...
A Resolution for Resilience

A Resolution for Resilience

It has been another historical year of pandemic living. With chronic stress we will need to refresh our resilience skills on a regular basis. In the quiet week between Christmas and New Years I chose a big re-set to prepare for 2022.

A Slow and Gentle Path to Post Pandemic Recovery

A Slow and Gentle Path to Post Pandemic Recovery

Photo Credit: Ibrahim Boran/Unsplash Post Pandemic Recovery will be a gradual process. How are you doing? In March, the American Psychological Association Survey on Stress in America clearly identified that Covid-19 has negatively impacted our mental health. As many...
Set your Intention with Attention this year

Set your Intention with Attention this year

There is a big difference between intention and resolutions. Make lasting change by setting your intention with attention this year . Photo Credit: Dayne Topkin/Unsplash I was easing gently into 2021 poised for adventures with the blank canvas of my passion planner...
Grief during the Holidays: How to Find Happiness.

Grief during the Holidays: How to Find Happiness.

Photo Credit: Thanks to Isabella and Laura Fischcer @twinsfisch on Unsplash This year is going to be different, in fact it needs to be different. If you have been feeling tired, irritable, tearful, and filled with dread of the holidays–you may be experiencing...