Worry Less, Live More

Sitting in the pew at church on a hot summer day, tears coming down my face,  I breathe in the sentiment… Worry less, live more, Steph. I take another deep breath, surrounded by my family as we honor the loss of my great aunt, Auntie Nell.  Nell was my grandmother’s sister.  Both of these amazing…

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Love is Everything

Love is Everything.  This is what has been on my mind since we last chatted. It has been a very long time since our last chat.; longer than I would have liked.  My attention has been on other things such as the topic of love.  It all began with seeing this movie in June when…

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up. Recently I came across this statement  when making a Vision board with a friend a couple weeks ago.  It was SO MUCH FUN picking colors, images and statements that make you go YES! Once I saw this slogan and know that it had to take center stage for obvious reasons. We ALL have…

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Is Depression Just Sadness in Disguise?

Is Depression just sadness in disguise? This is a question I have pondered for some time.  The push to diagnose and pathologize human emotions is a topic that I feel strongly about. Having been a therapist for over 15 yea4rs, 13 of which were spent working in healthcare, I saw a huge shift over time…

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Choosing Happiness

Choosing happiness…you may be thinking “Happiness is a choice.”  To which I say YES! The topic of happiness can be controversial. We often think happiness is bestowed upon us if we are “lucky” enough to be able to “afford”it.  This comes from or capitalistic culture that socializes us to think that happiness comes in the…

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Let Go, Let Flow: Take Five Thousand

Let Go, Let Flow…such a beautiful sentiment right?  Oh so yogic and spiritual in nature.  The sentiment brings up an image of me, walking down the beach, with a cool breeze in my hair as it bounces and behaves like this girl in this 1980s Pert shampoo commercial… Ah yes, to have bouncing and behaving…

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Gut-Brain Connection: How the Gut Affects the Brain

It’s the New Year and everyone has health on their mind.  Hence our discussion on the gut-brain connection. This is also why I put this ad in the January Wellness Issue of the local Scout Cambridge magazine… In my efforts to help people become happier and healthier, I often am teaching them about the connection…

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Heart to Heart: Reduce Stress By Connecting with Your Heart

Having a “heart to heart” conversation with someone often carries this negative connotation.  Generally it happens when we may be about to break up with a significant other or tell a friend that she/he did something that bothered us.  But think about those people wtih whom you have these conversations.   Usually they are people…

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