I've been working with people who struggle with food and body image issues for over 25 years now. At the start of every new calendar year, I am reminded of the fact that we easily forgo self-care over the holiday season and come January 1, this becomes all-too-apparent when we find ourselves standing naked in … [Read more...] about Take Dieting Off of Your New Year’s Resolution List
Now that we’re in the midst of full-on holiday celebrations which include buffets of all the foods you can’t resist, combined with the stress of increased socializing, present-buying, and family get-togethers, I’m guessing you aren’t paying that much attention to how much you’re eating, what you’re eating, or … [Read more...] about Holiday Celebrations: Practising Mindful Eating
This is my busiest time of year. Why? Because a lot of people are feeling really blue and they don’t understand why. They come to me feeling desperate in the hopes that I will help them get their “pep” back. Living here on the “Wet Coast” predisposes many of us to seasonal depression, otherwise known as … [Read more...] about Three Easy Steps to Minimize Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Because of all of the wildfires and excessive heat waves of late, my husband and I have been discussing how we can do more to help heal the planet. We have some ideas on how to help in a more political and global sense and are attending to those and we are also attempting to incorporate as many small efforts … [Read more...] about Life is Too Short for One-Ply Toilet Paper
If you are my client, I have most likely encouraged you to meditate on a regular basis. Here is a piece I wrote on the best meditation app I've found and use every day myself: https://www.estherkane.com/the-easiest-way-to-start-a-meditation-practise-the-insight-timer-app/ How to Make Meditation Easier and … [Read more...] about How to Fit Meditation Into Your Daily Life
My New Formula for Becoming Happier My husband and I own an old house which was built in 1910 (see photo on right). When we bought it over five years ago, we had extensive renovations done including new light fixtures. We bought what we thought were the appropriate bulbs with the right wattage and suffered … [Read more...] about How Can I Make Myself Feel Happier?
It seems we've hit the cooler weather with grey skies that often keeps us hiding indoors wrapped in a blanket by the fireplace. It is during these months that my husband and I turn to playing board games when we cannot enjoy walking outside much or riding our bikes, let alone sunbathing. I often fantasize … [Read more...] about New Quiz Game: Know Your Narcissist
Confession: I’m a self-help book junkie. One title that many of my clients refer to time and time again is The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman. I would nod my head sagely as clients told me what their ‘primary love language’ was and think to myself, “What exactly are … [Read more...] about How Do I Love Thee? There Are Five Ways