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Assessing Your Comfort Zone… Do You Need A Change or Do You Need To Change?

Assessing Your Comfort Zone… Do You Need A Change or Do You Need To Change?

Many people experience anxiety at the thought of trying something new outside their comfort zone, so we often stay in a place a lot longer than we should. Let’s discuss how you might know if it’s time to change your status quo and why it’s so dang hard to make those determinations and act on them. What is a comfort zone? When you’ve been in a place like a job...
Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

During covid, a lot of people gave up their gym memberships and some also gave up their exercise routines entirely. A lot of routines were disrupted, but it also gave us some good time for reflection and a change to refocus on what really matters. Getting outside for a walk or a hike offers a physical workout and mental health advantages – while also allowing for...
How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

Just like the stories in our social feeds, some things are just meant to be temporary. They say relationships are either a reason, a season, or a lifetime – so if it’s not a lifetime, find the reason or season to grow from it and move on. Here are a few tips on how to get over a crush and grow from the insights that relationship provided you…   You can start by...
Using “Honoring Time” To Process Grief & Loss

Using “Honoring Time” To Process Grief & Loss

We often hear that there is no structure for going through the stages of grief, and for the most part this is true as your mind and body will ride the waves as they come – in no particular order. However, there are methods that can help us manage those waves so they don’t engulf us entirely. Molly came up with the Honoring Time strategy while working at the Mayo...
Pay Attention To Red Flags – Your Instincts And Intuition Are Meant To Be Trusted!

Pay Attention To Red Flags – Your Instincts And Intuition Are Meant To Be Trusted!

If you listen, you will probably hear other mentions this week about trusting your gut, your intuition, your instincts. It’s mentioned on TV, on social media, in TED Talks… people telling others to follow their gut feelings is fairly commonplace because we all have them – and 9 times out of 10, these gut feelings are right. We’re all uniquely special and have our...