By: karengray | October 08, 2018

A positive attitude is something that goes deeper than putting on a smile and surface cheer. An attitude is a pattern of feelings that, like all feelings, stems from your subconscious mind. We know that feelings, emotions, and thoughts are all tools that our subconscious mind uses to influence our actions and behaviors, so it is easy to see now that attitude, or your “state of mind” shapes your actions. Your actions then create similar feelings in the people you come in contact with. Negative attitudes promote fear and a narrowing of focus and the mind, while positive attitudes create feelings of happiness and comfort.


To put it simply, your attitude creates the way you feel about people and situations. Your actions are a result of your atti...

By: karengray | October 02, 2018

We all experience self-talk. It is the thoughts we have about ourselves and the world around us. It is that dialogue we have when we “talk to ourselves.” But how much does that really affect you? And how important is it to your day to day life?


In order to understand how self-talk influences us, we have to understand a little about how the mind works. For the sake of time, we can simplify the mind down to two basic parts.


Your Conscious Mind

You can think of your conscious mind as a small data collector. Your conscious mind is in charge of taking in all the information about everything around you and sending that information off to your subconscious mind. That’s it. That is its job. It does not influence behaviors or emotions, and it is not ...

Category: Emotional Wellness 

Tags: self talk 

By: karengray | September 25, 2018

If you have ever flown on a commercial airplane, you have probably heard the flight attendants at the beginning of the flight talk about how to keep yourself safe in the event of an emergency. They demonstrate how to fasten your seat belt, how to exit the plane safely, and how your seat cushion doubles as a flotation device. 


They tell you that in the event of an change in cabin pressure, an oxygen mask may drop down from above your head. They show you how to apply the mask, and they make sure that you understand you need to put your own oxygen mask on first, before helping anyone else.


The logic behind this is simple: If you pass out trying to help someone else because you didn’t put your mask on, then you aren’t able to help anyone els...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: stress, breathing, release 

By: karengray | September 10, 2018

It's Self Care Awareness Month!

September is Self–Care Awareness Month. This is a great time to remember that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. We all tend to put others needs before our own and it is crucial to remember that we can’t fill up someone else’s cup when our own is empty. There are a lot of ways to look at self care. Getting a massage or taking a walk are great examples of taking time to look after our well-being. This month our articles will focus on ways that you can incorporate self-care into your every day like easily and effortlessly.


Traumatic Memory and How to Heal it

Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? That it’s all in your head? It would be nice if it wer...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: wellness, stress, relaxation 

By: karengray | September 03, 2018

September is Self–Care Awareness Month. This is a great time to remember that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. We all tend to put others needs before our own and it is crucial to remember that we can’t fill up someone else’s cup when our own is empty. There are a lot of ways to look at self care. Getting a massage or taking a walk are great examples of taking time to look after our well-being. This month our articles will focus on ways that you can incorporate self-care into your every day like easily and effortlessly.


Why Does Self-Care Matter?

Self-care is something that everyone, everywhere can benefit from on a daily basis. Self-care is not self-centered or selfish. It’s about paying attention to how you feel, ...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: September, stress, relax