Coming out of Survival Mode

I didn’t know that I was in a state of prolonged survival mode. I didn’t realize that I was normalizing all of the stressful stimuli in my life and that I was in a constant state of flight or fight. My stress response system was wreaking havoc on my body. I was gaining weight, strugglingContinue reading “Coming out of Survival Mode”

“The Power of Intention”

One of the most powerful things I have learned in my lifetime is to recognize the importance of intention. Asking myself why I do the things that I do has helped me to make better choices that align with my values. I’ve noticed that when I slow down and ask myself “what is your intention”Continue reading ““The Power of Intention””

“A Lost Traveler”

I can still remember the feeling that I had in the pit of my stomach on two of the last flights I took before the world shut down from Covid. The first one was on a flight from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale mid-February. Our flight was delayed due to a tropical storm in the south.Continue reading ““A Lost Traveler””

“The Importance of Confidence”

What makes you feel confident? Is it when you are at your ideal weight, have a certain amount of money in the bank, job title, attractive partner by your side? Why do we need these things to have a positive attitude about our own skills and abilities? Shouldn’t we accept and trust ourselves with confidenceContinue reading ““The Importance of Confidence””

“Ordinary Moments”

Watching movies that were filmed “pre-pandemic” puts into perspective the ordinary moments that we take for granted. Scenes from packed bars and restaurants, crowded sporting events, large family gatherings, and bustling city streets with no one wearing a mask makes us all move a little in our seats as this has been embedded in usContinue reading ““Ordinary Moments””

“Escaping the winter blues”

I used to avoid traveling in the winter months. I didn’t think it was worth the headaches associated with the unpredictable New England weather. All it takes is a good “nor’easter” to ground air travel for days. I thought winter months were best for playing catch up on bills and work, but after seeing enticingContinue reading ““Escaping the winter blues””

“How I am becoming healthy again”

I have always believed that “health is wealth”. To live my best life, I need to make health a priority so that I can feel good and have enough energy to enjoy the fullest life possible. I have seen far too many people taken too soon or become handicap at a younger age than theyContinue reading ““How I am becoming healthy again””

“Why Mountain View Grand Resort is a Perfect Getaway”

We started going to Mountain View Grand in January of 2016. We loved it so much, we decided to keep going there every year to celebrate my birthday. We missed going this year due to the pandemic, but hope to return next winter. The first time we went, we found this place on a Groupon.Continue reading ““Why Mountain View Grand Resort is a Perfect Getaway””

“Adventures of an RV Road trip to South Dakota”

Buying a camper or RV has never been on my radar, but after watching several movies (such as “RV” starring Robin Williams) the idea of doing a trip like that appealed to me. It sounded like the perfect trip for a family adventure with teenagers. Unlike the movie, my kids were excited for the tripContinue reading ““Adventures of an RV Road trip to South Dakota””

“The Value of Friendship”

The happiest people I know spend their time surrounded by people that make them feel loved. People have a huge impact on your life. Satisfying relationships plays a vital role in our overall happiness.  It’s wonderful to have a spouse that is your best friend and you do everything with, but the dynamics of thatContinue reading ““The Value of Friendship””