Picture it. You are struggling with anxiety again. Your heart is racing. You haven’t slept well in weeks, maybe months. Your mind is jumping from thought to thought and no matter what you do, you can’t make it stop. You’ve been here before and you know it is a long, tough road ahead to get […]
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There are not many guarantees in life. However, here’s one – life will have both ups and downs. The fallacy that some of us buy into is that the least amount of ‘downs’ is an assurance of a happy life. But that is simply not true. Life isn’t about the number of ups and downs […]
You and I have made it to mid-September and for that we deserve a pat on the back. Most likely, you have either started back to school or someone in your household did. Maybe you started a new job or like me, a new exercise program. Regardless, you have most likely added some activity or […]
Over the years, I have come to realize that multi-tasking and taking on too many duties is a direct contributor to symptoms like increased heartbeat, fatigue, headaches, difficulty with concentration, nausea and sweating. Many times, I mistakenly attributed these physical symptoms with anxiety when in fact they were symptoms of simply not prioritizing my life. […]
On a sunny morning in July I found myself alone at a local breakfast café. I was early for my scheduled meeting with a new business acquaintance. As I looked out the window at the people going by, some heading to their jobs, others walking their dogs, I wondered to myself, how did we all […]
Have you ever wondered what mindfulness really is? And why is it all of a sudden so popular? In our speedy, technology-jammed society the need to find peace and calm has emerged. The West has decided to look to the East for the solution to this issue. And what we found were practices called mindfulness […]
Do you ever feel your bad mood is just impossible to shake off? That it seems as if it has a grip on you and is out of your control? Positive thinking and affirmations are just not working to move past this bad mood? Why is this? Why is it that sometime our moods are […]
Worrying about an upcoming event, appointment, job interview, presentation, exam or really just about anything is normal and we all do it. And the more important the event, the more worried we become. We imagine we will forget things, get lost, mess up our words, look silly, get embarrassed, perform poorly, not get the results […]
How accepting are you of the notion that it’s okay to not be okay? Think about it. Be honest with yourself. Initially, you are probably saying something like, “Sure, I can handle not being okay.” But can you really? When those days show up and you are dealing with feelings such as sadness, hurt, anger, […]
In this blog, we are going to explore what anxiety looks like, what it feels like, and how it shows up in our lives. I am talking about anxiety that is not productive. You know, the kind that keeps you up at night, that stops you in your tracks, that makes you and everyone around […]
Karen Spencer, Life Coach and Practitioner is a legal Complementary Healthcare Provider, and not a licensed Medical Doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Masters in Family and Child Counseling (MFCC), or a Masters in Social Work (MSW). The client understands that the Practitioner is not providing psychological or medical advice and that any services provided should in no way replace sound treatment from a licensed healthcare provider.