I am very excited to announce that I have taken on several new adventures! First, we have relocated to Ottawa Ontario, and are very happy to be serving this community. Second, I have begun post-graduate studies in Counselling Psychology. This commitment has taken me away from some activities (such as blogging regularly); however, regular coaching services are still in full-swing. I am excited to be expanding my knowledge and scope of practice to include psychotherapy and counselling, which will...
What can a healthy person do to increase their resilience? Here I summarize some of the research on one simple way we can increase our ability to deal with change. All of us can benefit from cultivating a little more positivity in our lives - not by "putting on a brave face", but by learning to catch ourselves enjoying life. Want to live healthier? Do this first.
Fall and early winter boast a wealth of events offering pleasure, connection and play. As a military spouse, I keenly appreciate the importance of leveraging these opportunities to build my reserves of resilience in advance of another posting season and year full of transition. Join me on my journey by following the blog and joining the community. Cultivate your unique stock pile of positivity and resilience as we savor the season and boost our health and well-being! What gift could be better?
While it may seem counter-intuitive, the Holiday Season offers rich opportunities to cultivate wellness. It really depends on your perspective. Taking the time to develop a few intentions (and strategies) can really increase your ability to soak up the seasonal benefits and shrug off the rest!
Prepare and plan as we may, pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. Have you ever planned how you will respond to emotional pain? Read my story and discover the practice of self-compassion and how it can be a lifeline for spouses of deployed military members.
What does success look like? This is a tricky question to answer when you are faced with a challenge like the military deployment of a spouse. This blog discusses how our definition of success affects our well-being, and how my vision of success helped get me through deployment.
Distance is difficult - especially when it's due to a military deployment. Over the next few weeks I will share some of my experiences, successes, tips and lessons learned over this last 9 months of separation and reunification...all with a health and wellness focus!