August 2016

Laughter is serious stuff for research shows us that it reduces muscle tension, heart rate and blood pressure.

Inspired by The Pleasure Zone by Stella Resnick, Ph.D. Hello!  How is your pleasure tolerance coming along?  Dr. Resnick writes there are four basic building blocks to foster lightness.  Lightness promoters are playing, laughing, moving, and vocalizing. Play is simple, yet not so simple to us so serious adults.  Play is engaging in an activity… Read More

Courage is the ability and resolve to face fear.

Inspired by The Pleasure Zone by Stella Resnick, Ph.D. Without the feeling of pleasure, happiness is only an illusion. ~ Alexander Lowen Continuing onward in our exploration of pleasure, the question arises “How do I know if I am experiencing pleasure since it is so foreign to me?”  First,  pleasure is energizing and results in… Read More

Do More of What You Love

This post is inspired by The Pleasure Zone by Stella Resnick, Ph.D. Even simply the word pleasure triggers in most of us some discomfort, judgment, or unease.  Does it bring up feelings of undeserving, unworthy, or guilt?  One of the most challenging issues most of us have is working too hard.  If we do take… Read More

Facebook(FB) for Connecting

I have some really lovely FB goodness to share…recently a delightful 66 year old woman shared the romance of her lifetime with me.  She was 17 years old when she smiled at a distance to a baseball player in the dugout.  He smiled back.  They spent two whole summers smiling at each other through the… Read More

Plants to Improve Air Quality

NASA and a multitude of other organizations interested in improving interior air quality have studied which plants are best to do just that.  Here are some plants to consider investing in not only for the improved air quality, but also for the potential to improve mental health and longevity. Snake plants are one of the… Read More

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