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Simple Guide to Simplifying Your Home

On October 1, 2018, Posted by , In anxiety,self improvement,simplifying,Uncategorized, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Simple Guide to Simplifying Your Home

Buckle up. This is a long one. But it’s good. And there are a lot of pictures, so maybe that’s why it’s long. I’m sure that’s it. First, some stats. The average American owns 300,000 things. Even though home size has tripled in the past 50 years, 1 in 10…

Beating Procrastination: Just Eat a Frog

“Eat a live frog first thing every morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” This quote from Mark Twain has changed my life. Seriously. Now that I have your attention, let’s back up here a bit. Psychologically speaking, procrastination is more than just “putting…

Breaking Bad (Habits)

What’s your worst habit? Besides making really bad puns (you should hear the ones I don’t say out loud), I have this really bad habit of hitting snooze. A lot. I have to set my alarm 45-60 minutes earlier so I can sleep in 10 minute intervals for upwards of…

Decide to Make Better Decisions

On September 3, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Decide to Make Better Decisions

Are you a decision-making deserter? A choice chicken? A resolve runaway? Do you obsess about every choice you have to make, annoying yourself and your friends? Do I ask too many questions? Could I go on longer? Okay, right now you need to know you always have a choice. You…

The Language Our Bodies Speak

On August 27, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on The Language Our Bodies Speak

First off, a disclaimer: I don’t know what I’m talking about; I’m completely discrediting myself. I did, however, watch a tv series called Lie to Me that was on for three seasons starting in 2009. It was a really good show, and I recommend you go watch it (it’s available…

Conversation: How to Talk to People

I hear this a lot: “I’m just so awkward. I really don’t like talking to people. I don’t even know what to say most of the time.”   I hear ya, and with everyone’s faces stuck in their cell phones (*guilty*), the situation’s not about to get any better. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t…

Space for Your Brain

Have you ever had a bad day? Have you ever been super stressed-out and anxious? Have you ever felt like everything needed your attention all at once andthekidsneedmeandthephoneisringingandthe- dogisbarkingandwhyisthewashermakingthatnoiseandtheneighborjusthadtomowRIGHTNOWandwhycantIjusthaveaminutetobreatheohmygosh… Yeah. Me too. I’m about to sound like an infomercial, but hear me out, okay? Mindfulness and meditation have changed my…

A Phoenix from the Ashes

Where to start with a blog? I think the beginning is a very good place to start. Besides, Phoenix Rising’s beginnings are fascinating. We didn’t just start with a few psychiatrists looking to stake a claim. Our story is bigger than that.   We saw a wrong that we needed to…