4 Things You Can do to Eliminate Ebola Anxiety

Ebola – oh my goodness. There is so much on the news and everywhere about it today. While it is a big deal, it doesn’t mean that you are in danger. I was asked to speak about this on GoodDay Columbus – you can watch the video by clicking on the video below. Many people get overwhelmed with anxiety and fear when they’re bombarded by all of the information and press out there. Here are a few tips to keep this in perspective and eliminate anxiety. Focus on the facts. There are specific ways to contract Ebola. It’s not going to just come into your home and life because we see it on TV. Find the actual facts if you are worried about it. Unplug! Turn off the news, turn off the computer and just stop listening to all of the information and bad

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Dr. Brené Brown and The Daring Way

As I was doing my workshops last year I was incorporating so many of Dr. Brené Brown’s methods that center around courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness, that I decided to apply to become certified with her “Daring Way ™Certification Program.” I feel that the best part about incorporating these important concepts is witnessing how it is able to transform lives! I believe that learning how to show up, be seen and live a braver life requires support and guidance. During my workshops participants are encouraged to examine their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that keep them stuck, which also enable them to create new choices and practices that move them into feeling more authentic and wholehearted and isn’t that what it is all about? The Daring Way™ Certification Program is a training for professionals who want to facilitate Brené Brown’s work. The goal for this community of wholehearted practitioners is to encourage others

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Back to School Anxiety Prevention for Kids

I had the opportunity to provide ideas and tips on how to eliminate stress and anxiety (in yourself and your kids) in school on the Good Day Columbus Show! I show some real life examples of how to create a great environment for your kids to keep track of their homework and kids. I also talk about how important it is to get to know the teachers and other parents, which eliminates a lot of stress and helps you know you’re not along…while giving real life ideas of how to do this. It’s so important not to impose your own ideas of what your kids should get involved with and allow them to choose their own paths. If you loved being a cheerleader, that doesn’t mean your kids will! This can be hard to do but it will make a huge difference in

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Wholeheartedly Speaking

Welcome to Wholeheartedly Speaking…. I love the phrase that inspires me to create a new perspective about life and that is the allowing myself to evolve from “Information to transformation”, yet the difficult part is trying to put this practice into my daily life. Information is very important to educate us about how we are able to think differently, but applying those concepts can seem like a daunting task to “transform” ourselves into who we are truly meant to be. Believe me; you are on the right road! Beginning your own self-awareness journey will take a lifetime, but believe me it is worth it and every day forward is an opportunity to learn to show up and be seen!  Our culture has such a difficult time addressing issues that we don’t want to see. We live in a “NEVER ENOUGH” society and the

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Upcoming Workshops!

Hello Everyone!! Wow! Things have certainly taken off since I returned from San Antonio, Texas. It was an honor to be chosen to attend  Brene Brown’s Certification Conference which was very inspiring and full of fantastic tips and techniques so I am pleased to announce I  am now offering two workshops for women! The first workshop called Series 1  will be an introductory course on “Finding Your Authentic Self.”  The second workshop called Series 2 is titled; “A Deeper Connection to Becoming Your True Self:  Beyond Awareness.”  I am looking forward to meeting the wonderful women who have signed up for Series 1, which begins on March 5th.  It still isn’t too late to sign up, but space is limited! I am also excited about reconnecting with the women who have already attended my workshop last year.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  Series 2 will begin on Saturday,

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Jane McGonigal; Game Designer TED Talk 2012

Jane McGonigal gave a riveting talk about the issue regarding how much time people waste playing games. The talk was surprising! She began in a unique way by talking off topic stating the top five regrets people have about their life that has been documented by Hospice caretakers and they were: Wish they hadn’t worked so hard. Wish they had stayed in touch with friends. Wish they were happier. Wish they had the courage to express themselves. Wish they had stayed true to their dreams instead of what others expected of them. How are we able to start doing this now so we will have fewer regrets?  Are we really able to live our dream and do what we love? Jane explains that there are five good things about games; you can play as a family, social games help people stay connected, game

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What Keeps Us Stuck……

Everyone has expectations about how they want things to go in their life and sometimes it goes well and other times we are disappointed. There are times in our lives when we imagine our plans falling apart, or assume that our success will require more than we can give so we remain STUCK… in Fear!  The acronym for FEAR is: F- False E- Evidence A- Appearing R- Real This is a great tool to use to check in with yourself to evaluate if you are basing your decisions on unrealistic assumptions and wondering if you will fail, it can be paralyzing! What can you do? It isn’t going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it! You will feel uncomfortable at first, but it will make you more accountable.  The first step is understanding you are not a victim of circumstance, but

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Wholehearted Living

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” Gandhi How do we change the quality of our lives? The path to wholehearted living isn’t something we master; it is a life-long journey of choices we decide each and every day. We all have the ability to ask ourselves what part of us do we not like to own or want to deny? Being able to be kind to ourselves even when we make a mistake, fight with our kids, or forget a lunch date, we are all human it is really less about avoiding mistakes as it is about embracing our humanness. It has been said that what we disown….owns us, but what we master, we own. When we were born, we were born perfect…we then begin the process to not trust

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