Category Archives: Healthy Mind

“Why Do I Feel Tired All The Time?” – The Answer May Surprise You

Feeling good is similar for everyone – the boundless energy,  the joy, the zest that makes life flow –  but feeling bad can take many different forms.tired man

Some of us have low energy.  We ask, “Why do I feel tired all the time?”  We wonder why we fatigue so easily, even when doing things we enjoy.

Others wonder why they can’t concentrate and become easily distracted; or why they feel anxious, depressed, or restless.

What Ties All These Conditions Together?

Still others have insomnia, migraines, perhaps weight or digestive issues.

Diabetes, heart problems and cancer wreak havoc with many lives. Serious health issues that can make every day a struggle.

I’ve often wondered:  does it have to be this way?  How can we prevent or mitigate this pain and illness?

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10 Healthy Steps for a Happy Brain

We all want to be happy.  Fortunately, our brains produce natural happy womanchemicals that can boost our pleasure, motivation, contentment, and joy.

Better still, we can take specific steps in our daily lives to increase these natural brain chemicals.   Let’s get started today with 10 healthful steps for a happier brain.

  • Set Challenging, yet Attainable Goals.  The best goals stretch our abilities a little bit but don’t overwhelm us.   Such goals require a little more focus and effort than something that comes very easily.  However, the brain thrives on attainable challenges and the happiness payoff is great when we begin to master the new skills involved.

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Can I Stop Thinking So Much and Enjoy Life More?

woman-thinking-worryingIf you’re like me, your mind often takes you on wild, exhausting rides. You consider every possible outcome in most situations and often find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

You may catch yourself mid-stream and wonder “How can I stop thinking so much?   Can’t I just enjoy my life right now in the present moment?”

You Already Have the Only Tool You Need

The answer is yes, you can.  It takes some conscious effort, but the good news is you already have the best possible tool at your disposal.  It is your body, your physical presence in the world as you move through your day. Continue reading Can I Stop Thinking So Much and Enjoy Life More?

The Surprising Benefits of Taking Naps

relax and energize with a nap“Nice idea,” you say, “but who has time to take a nap?”  You have kids to feed, a meeting to prepare for, and you promised your sister you’d call her back tonight. Forget it!

There was a time when I wouldn’t have considered it either.  Felt like I was giving a valuable piece of my life away – for what?   But now the benefits of taking naps – especially as I’ve gotten older – are so obvious that I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of Taking Naps

Mental & Spiritual Wellness

accept life challengesLife is a classroom that teaches us many valuable lessons. One that I have encountered again and again is that acceptance and present moment living form the basis of a healthy reaction to life’s challenges.

If we accept the moment as it is – no matter what we are struggling with – we are more able to draw on our inner resources and feel our deep connection to life and our innate strength.

We are made with an inner core of resilience that we can learn to tap no matter our circumstances.

Life is not always easy, but we are made for growth – not for stagnation.   Change is a fundamental reality of life, especially as we age.

The good news is that we are made with an inner core of resilience that we can learn to tap no matter our circumstances.  It is at our disposal night and day,  but many of us are so caught up in noisy negative thinking that we don’t hear the silent undercurrent of peace and strength available to all of us.

core inner strengthIt is our birthright.  It is how we are designed, and it is a tie that binds us to the innate joy within our hearts and to the essence of those we care about.

I’d like to explore these inner resources together, and share our insights about how to activate this core of strength within ourselves.  I would love to hear your stories about finding peace and the struggles you have faced. Please leave a message below to join the discussion.  We are all in this together!

All the best!

Jen