If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie   Many of us have heard the stories of countless heroes who have faced some of the scariest events in life and then were deemed fearless; as if […]

TWO SIMPLE STEPS TO MANAGE FEAR THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO ...


The lizard brain is not merely a concept. It’s real, and it’s living on the top of your spine, fighting for your survival.” – Seth Godin   Many of you may be shocked to hear that we all have a lizard brain! Now I am not saying that we all […]

YOUR LIZARD BRAIN NEEDS A BREAK!


“When we allow negative messages to fester in our head, they take on a life of their own.” Lolly Daskal   Our mental mindset and behaviors have a great impact upon the quality of our lives. We want the best, but there are 10 types of cancers out there that […]

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THESE 10 LIFE DEPLETING CANCERS?



The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  – Aristotle   Back to school time can be a stressful and trying time for teachers and parents. Remembering to breathe can sometimes be a struggle, LOL. The following is a list of 8 items that are essential for […]

Your Back-to-School Toolkit!


One of the fastest ways to hurt your brain is to get less than seven or eight hours of sleep at night. – Daniel G. Amen   We live in a world where concussions are being taken very seriously. Youth sports coaches are being highly trained to recognize concussions and […]

IMPACT OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON YOUR BRAIN!


Rumination tends to be eased if we learn to be mindful. – Peter Kinderman   Have you ever heard of the word, “Ruminate?” I am pretty sure most of you have. Then again, have YOU ever ruminated about a past troubling event? If so, you might like this quick article. […]

QUIT CHEWING ON YOUR MENTAL CUD!



“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”  – Robert Brault   I am not a fan of snakes, in fact, many know that I am quite afraid of those darn snakes. Ever been bitten by poisonous snake? I can’t […]

FEELING STRESSED? TRY THIS ANTIDOTE


If you can’t be flexible in life, you become irritable with life. – Anonymous   I grew up right on the border between North Dakota and Minnesota and definitely know what a flood is like. The border is guided by the Red River of the North which is the only […]

THE HALLMARK OF HEALTHY HAPPY HUMANS


He sat in his room and felt so alone. He struggled to breathe and other times wondered if he should even keep on breathing. It was incredibly draining for him to pretend to be ok. He wanted to cry, but refused. He felt like he was drowning. His life seemed […]

A STORY OF HITTING ROCK BOTTOM AND A NEW BEGINNING



What happens to us when we become too stressed or too emotional? Quite simply, biology kicks in and affects our ability to mentally perform. Every human will at some point experience this and knowing what happens and how to control it can save relationships, jobs, and many other life experiences. […]

HOW BIOLOGY AFFECTS YOUR ABILITY TO MENTALLY PERFORM


Many of us understand the effects of alcohol intoxication. We seem to notice that our perceptions are altered, reaction time is slowed, we tend to do things we wouldn’t normally do, heart rate is lowered, fine motor functioning is impaired and eventually gross motor functioning is impaired. Pretty much we […]

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN EMOTIONALLY INTOXICATED?


Many of us have heard the stories of countless heroes who have faced some of the scariest events in life and then were deemed fearless; as if they didn’t have any fear. In fact, an outfitting company has coined the phrase “No Fear.”   We also hear of numerous stories […]

TWO SIMPLE STEPS TO MANAGE FEAR



There is always in an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How you play this game usually makes the difference between success and failure. – Tim Gallwey   Facing difficult circumstances and challenges can be quite difficult for anyone. Losing a […]

ARE YOU A VICTIM OR A RESILIENT?


It simply comes down to this: do you want to operate with a healthy brain or an unhealthy brain? Which do you prefer?   At my therapy office in Sterling, Colorado, many people are seeking out treatment and not wanting to be put on any medication. Rather, they are looking […]

WHEN DOES A PERSON NEED A MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION?


How many of us become worn out as the day goes on? Or, worse yet, are already worn out even before the day has begun?   The term “durable” can be defined as capable of withstanding wear and tear. When we apply this term to our mental fortitude, we can […]

YOUR BEST ALLY AGAINST STRESS!



How many of you have ever heard the statement, “you need to remain calm in a demanding situation?” Have you ever been able to truly achieve a level of calmness in a stressful demanding situation? Me neither.   The truth is that in a demanding situation our body activates a […]

STRESS: CONTROL & USE; DON’T BE ABUSED & DEBILITATED


How many times do you feel yourself struggling with stress or feeling worried? If you are like many Americans, you may feel like such feelings are normal and may have no idea how actually stressed you really are.   Stress and worry can feel absolutely miserable and painful. However, how […]

STRESSED? WORRIED? YOU GOTTA TRY THIS!


Anxiety attacks can be awful, frightening, intense, and seem like you are out of control. Symptoms of an anxiety attack can include: overwhelming fear, feel like going crazy, feel like losing control, a surge of doom and gloom, urgency to escape, dizziness, heart palpitations, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain […]

HOW TO HEAL AND RECOVER FROM STRESS/ANXIETY ATTACK



When you are driving down a busy intersection with lots of cars and people around you, do you speed up? Or do you slow down? Hopefully, you slow down. By slowing down you tend to feel more in control of the vehicle; thereby eliminating the chance of causing a horrendous […]

HOW TO CALM YOUR MIND AND BODY


Depression silently enters the room unannounced and uses its sticky fingers to tighten its grip upon its victim. The victim, unaware of depression’s presence, begins to feel sad and starts to withdraw or isolate from others just falling right into depression’s hands and the grip is tightened. Once feeling down […]

BEAT DEPRESSION WITH A SIMPLE 1 – 2 PUNCH!