By: karengray | July 08, 2019

National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th in honor of Henry David Thoreau Thoreau is well-known by many for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. In our increasingly fast and busy lifestyles, National Simplicity Day is an opportunity to take a step back and think about slowing down, decluttering, and striving for balance.

For some, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the hustle of keeping up with the everyday demands of work, education, family, friends, and other responsibilities. Others may feel that they have a good handle on things, but may still feel out of balance, as if something is missing or they aren’t moving forward in the way they’d like to.

To restore balance and simplicity, it can be v...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: emotions, stress, NLP 

By: karengray | December 31, 2018

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, a New Year’s Resolution is “a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.” A 2018 YouGov poll ranked the most common goals in the U.S. were to eat healthier, get more exercise, and to save more money.

It’s been my experience that people, in general, want to be better than they are right now, and making a New Year’s Resolution is a great way to motivate yourself to follow through on your goals. It sounds easy enough for sure, but still many people can’t keep up the momentum of their resolution long enough to make real changes in their life. In 2017, U.S. News reported that approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the se...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: success, Resolutions, Goals 

By: karengray | December 17, 2018

In the last few weeks or so I have found myself feeling like there just isn’t enough time. Between running a busy practice, community and professional obligations, and the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, it can be easy to switch over to auto pilot and wait until it’s over. But I hope that you will resist that urge, and take some time to not only look back, but look ahead at the new year to come!

“It’s About Time Week” is an actual recognized holiday, lasting from Christmas Day until New Year's Eve. Bringing the year to a close, this week is a time dedicated to last-minute goals, chores, and bursts of inspiration. It’s About Time Week is a time to  motivate us as we strive for success and positive beginnings in 2019.

“It’s About ...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: resolutions, growth, New Year 

By: karengray | December 10, 2018

I want to take a minute and step away from the Holiday theme to talk about something called the Scarcity Mindset. In short, this is the feeling that there is not enough ______ to go around. This perception is stressful and ultimately harmful to our success, and you can let it go.

There are enough jobs, enough clients, enough hours in the day, and enough money for everything you need. Once you fall into the trap of thinking that there isn't enough of these things, then you set yourself up for anxiety, stress, bitterness, and missed opportunities.

What is Scarcity Mindset?

We have all heard some version of the term “Predetermined Destiny”, meaning that what you focus on is what you get. As it turns out, there is a lot of truth in that, and it ha...

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