Music is Magic

Have you ever heard a song and were immediately transcended back to a memory of a happier time?   It seems everyone has a connection to music; a compilation of synergy, sounds and instruments that evoke emotion. Can music be healing?   A quick search and you will find anecdotal evidence from music therapists that

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Combating Thoughts

The world feels like a bad show sometimes that we cannot turn off, doesn’t it? What strategies do you have in your toolbox to navigate complex and troubling times?  Here are some of my Go-To’s are:   Cognitive Reframing – When thoughts enter my mind that are not helpful to me, I challenge them. How much truth

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Energy Boosters

There are many, many things that we do not have control over in life. For example, the weather, others’ actions, and most importantly components of our circumstances. Nobody gets a pass at hardship, it just looks different for each of us, and although we do not have complete control in this life, we do have

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Lessons are Messy & Fruitful

As I adjust to a summer routine with kiddos, I’m watching as they wrestle with things that are not fun, but necessary: namely, chores. My youngest is really feeling the pain of being tasked with jobs that take a little more effort (now that he’s “almost a first grader”), like emptying the dishwasher.   This

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Chickens & Hope

Hope: the anticipation of something yet to come.   3 years ago I started a Pinterest board for Chickens. I kept the page private because I didn’t want any feedback or judgment. I just wanted to allow my heart to dream.  The board was chalked full with types of coops, breeds that don’t mind being loved

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