Using Your Senses – A Sense of Touch to be Present

When I have pain in my body, I use my hands to help relieve the pain or soothe the area.  A friend once told me when you bump into something and there is pain, make an ever-widening circle around the spot to reduce the sensation. When Justin was little and bumped...

Using Your Senses – A Sense of Taste to be Present

Sweet, salty, savory, sour and bitter.  Tasting or putting things in our mouth, is one way we learn, especially as small children.  As children, our taste buds far outnumber our parents taste buds. A friend of mine shared this with my son when he was little in an...

Using Your Senses – A Sense of Smell to be Present

I have always felt I have a heightened sense of smell.  I can walk into a room and smell mold where no one else can.  Cigarette smell, I find incredibly offensive. However, I am just as overpowered by the scent of lavender or any kind of perfume.  Sage is another...

It’s All About Digestion

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas or any holiday you might celebrate at this time of year.  Do your thoughts automatically go to time spent with family and friends? Big hugs, fun games and time spent chatting?  Or, do you dive right into turkey, pumpkin pie,...

Are YOU Ready for the Holidays?

It’s November 1st and it’s about to begin.  Can you feel it?  The excitement of the holidays and end-of-year arriving? Or maybe it’s dread and anxiety that you feel with the mention of the holidays.   Today is the day to take a proactive approach.  Can you take a...

More on the Weather

A few blogs ago I shared about emotions being like the weather and the weather as a metaphor for life.  There are so many different weather patterns in our lives.  And not only in life but even within a day.  The other day, I woke feeling bright and sunny with a few...