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 27, 2017

I am not sure about anyone else, but I could easily get overwhelmed by the things happening in our world today. And if you factor in the everyday events of being a single mom and business owner, with Winter and the holidays right around the corner, and it is the perfect recipe for a complete melt down.


There is so much going on in our world now, and taking care of ourselves can sometimes fall off our schedules entirely. While we can all justify not taking time for self-care, because we are so busy taking care of everyone else, we fail to see the importance of the Self in that equation.


Something that I often share with my clients is “The Oxygen Mask” theory. If you have ever flown on a commercial airplane, you have heard the flight attendants...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: stress, breathing, relief, life