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  • Mindfulness in Motion
    Can’t Meditate?  Try Mindfulness in Motion Can’t Meditate?  Try Mindfulness in Motion

    Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion

Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion

I don’t remember anything about my very first yoga class, there at the downtown YMCA in Nashville — even though I had an excellent beginning yoga teacher — she’d even been Dolly Parton’s private yoga teacher. I don’t remember a thing about the class, except that there was a guided relaxation at the end and I remember thinking afterwards, […]
By |July, 21st, 2019|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion
  • people skills
    Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

    Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

I get to spend most of my time with clients coming up with “life hacks,” those simple and deliciously clever ways to deal with life’s frustrations and without a doubt, difficult people are at the top of the list. (more…)
By |July, 16th, 2019|Relationships, Resilience, Success|Comments Off on Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life
  • tough decisions
    The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

    The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

You might say I’m in the “change business.”  Most people seek me out because they want to change something in their lives, usually some variation of:   How can I get along better with myself? How can I get along better with other people? 
By |June, 10th, 2019|Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision
  • How To Get Along With Parents
    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying.  I guess she should know.  She and her mother Naomi Judd were one of the most successful duos in country music history, and the backstory of their complicated relationship has been well documented on reality TV.  
By |May, 17th, 2019|Happiness, Personal Growth, Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • Heart Health
    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

“What’s your why?” I knew that question would be a great ice-breaker at the American Heart Association event I was hosting. The answers came quickly, and all of them were personal: names of relatives and friends who had survived — or not — from heart disease or stroke.  Some answers struck even closer to […]
By |April, 6th, 2019|Resilience|Comments Off on How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out
  • #couples
    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

“Go out on a date together,” marriage counselors encourage couples.  A good idea in theory, right? (more…)
By |February, 5th, 2019|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship
  • Happiness
    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

I’ve noticed the things that overwhelm us during the holidays are really no different from what stresses us out the rest of the year.  They’re actually amped-up versions of two life dilemmas we wrestle with any time of year:  “Person A, B, or C (or all of the above) is driving me crazy with their…  Can you […]
By |December, 24th, 2018|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year
  • journaling helps reduce stress
    Holiday Stress?  Write It Off. Holiday Stress?  Write It Off.

    Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

The best part of showing up for the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference in November isn’t the continuing education credits.  It may sound strange, but I was invigorated and […]
By |December, 4th, 2018|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Holiday Stress? Write It Off.