Tag Archives: Confidence/Self Esteem

Every client that we see learns a special breathing technique. You’ve probably heard about the importance of the breath and there’s a myriad of ideas out there on how to do it. The idea is to stimulate the vagus nerve where it sits under the diaphragm. The stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to release calming chemicals, helping you feel relaxed and clear. 
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Today's Friday Photo comes from a garden in Chanhassen, MN. It's the perfect quote to follow Monday's blog about the stories we tell. Take some time this weekend to explore what ingredients you have put in your favorite dish (aka you!). Is it time to liven up that recipe?
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I want to continue with a consequence of blaming and not taking responsibility. Whatever you’ve chosen to blame becomes a story you continue to tell in many forms.
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  Some times you may find yourself in a situation that makes you uncomfortable. Perhaps friends want to go bike riding, but you blame your ‘bad knees’ as an excuse because you really think you can’t keep up. 
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Monterey, California. This foggy coastal view foreshadows the feeling that forms inside of us when we don't take responsibility for our thoughts and behaviors, and instead, put the blame on others. Check out Monday's blog for more on blame, responsibility and our health.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Bridal Veil Falls, California. I know this is a theme, but as the old song goes, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love...." As I enjoyed the beautiful rainbow over the waterfall, I thought about all of the diversity in the world - people, cultures, interests, jobs, beliefs, humor, likes and dislikes - and I was grateful for how deliciously rich and beautiful these things make our world.
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  Let’s talk about memory recall. Whether you are a tudent studying for ACT’s or SAT’s, or someone who is taking a professional test, or even a busy executive who spins many plates in the air, most of us can use some help from time to time on our ability to recall information.
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Today I'd like to talk about anger. Anger is an indicator that you are perceiving something to be unfair. The appropriate way to satisfy that emotion is to make it fair, which could involve many options depending on the situation. 
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  I am working with a second member of a family. Both clients have found the creative breathing technique I teach to be extremely helpful, so they have taught all the family members how to use it. 
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Today's Friday Photo comes from the Golden Gate Bridge in California. Watching this wall of fog come in under the bridge was a site to behold. Within a few fascinating minutes Alcatraz and the city had disappeared. And the fog didn't care about my viewpoint (pun intend, or the lack of it!) We worry so much about what others think about us. If we put more of that energy into learning to accept and love ourselves, we'd all be so much better off......
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