Inner Thoughts Blog

Self-care ponderings...

Self-care of the mind/body/spirit connection has become my passion.

Every day I walk a little taller because of all the work I have done to be my best self each day. I am a continuous work-in-progress, and openly share my journey to self-care in my #1 bestselling book The Gift of Loss: Transforming Tragedy available at the Center or online at TheGiftofLoss.com

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Practicing Grace Under Fire

Practicing Grace Under Fire

When Life Throws More Curve Balls There are times when life throws more curve balls in my direction than I can handle. Sometimes they are high, sometimes low. Sometimes I think I know the direction they are coming, and then wham! they do just what a curve ball does...

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Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries

“Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.” – Anonymous As the days have turned cooler, the last thing I want to think about is setting boundaries. I love the cooler weather – you know, the days that you have to wear a sweater but it is...

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Spreading Kindness

Happy fall! This is the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year, and I am focusing my own self-care on ways that get me outside to enjoy all the season has to offer. I was blessed to spend a wonderful and beautiful weekend with my husband in the mountains of...

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Healthy Grief & Living Life

Grief. It is one of the saddest words I have ever uttered. Simply saying the word brings a momentary feeling of melancholy, and if I’m not careful it has the potential to impact and bring me down. Grief is about one’s response to loss and the emotions experienced. It...

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Gratitude in all Things

When I am grateful, my life feels balanced, and I feel energetic. When I am grateful, I am able to acknowledge that life is more about giving than receiving, for when I am grateful I receive the blessing of more for which to be grateful. From a young age, I was taught...

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Being Present

Being Present

“There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.” - Leo Tolstoy It has been said that today is a present, yet how often do you actually feel present? Being present means fully enjoying...

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Good Vibrations

Summer has arrived! I don’t know about you, but that makes me really happy this year.  As I think about all we have experienced the past few months, I look forward to being outside with family and friends as much as possible in the weeks to come. Gatherings are to be...

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Reading the Signs

“Sign. Sign. Everywhere a sign.  Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” There are signs all around us.  You see them every day, and quite frankly, you may have become immune to them because they are always there.  I am amazed at the number of people who...

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Embracing Change

Over the past 10 weeks, I have had the opportunity to look at life a little differently; my guess is you have too.  It seems as though my entire journey to self care has been about looking at life a little differently. Just over two years ago, I got remarried and...

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thriving beyond fear

Happy Mother’s Day! Whatever your mom title – mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother, sister, friend, stepmother (personally, I like the term bonus mom or second mom better!), someone who is like a mother – I honor you and thank you for all you do!  In these uncertain...

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Healthy Fear

It has now been five weeks since the governor of Pennsylvania mandated my small business must shut down. For the first two and a half weeks, I didn’t leave my house other than to take a walk and get some sunshine.  It now looks like it will be at least another two...

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