Thursday, September 13, 2018

Navigating Transitions

As the weather becomes cooler and the teachers and children return to school, you may find yourself struggling with the transition. Learning to manage transitions is essential to your emotional well-being.

Step 1: Be Patient.
Be patient as you adapt to changes in the schedule. Allow yourself some extra time so as not to feel rushed or harried, and therefore, irritable. Understand that transitions are necessary and not meant to defeat you. Go with the Flow.

Step 2: Accept Change
The truth is that those who struggle in times of transition are often those who resist change. They prefer to keep things the same and predictable. It is thought to feel safer, for it keeps everything in the comfort zone of familiarity. Of course, life does not stay the same. Accept that change is inevitable. Remind yourself that you are capable of handling change. Eventually the changes that you are experiencing in the now will become familiar.

Step 3: Get Grounded
Schedule a counseling session or better yet, attend a Weekend Workshop offered at Avenues Counseling Center. Let go of fears that hold you hostage to resistance and begin to embrace a life of joy and spontaneity.


Thursday, September 17, 2015


Where Ya Been?

What's Ya Been Doing?


How's It Been For Your Living?

                                I will tell you later.

(Days, Weeks, Years Later)

What Ya Doing Now?

                               Moving Forward and Making Things Happen in the Now!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Begin Again

Life has endings.

The end of a chapter, the end of a book,
The end of a career or 
The end of a life.

When thngs end, we learn to let go. 
Wait in trust.
That all will begin again. 

Perhaps there has been something that you have been putting aside or preventing from moving forward or completing. You have waited long enough. What would it feel like to begin again? 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Why Worry?

Do you recognize your worrier within?

But why do you worry?

      Because you are afraid of the outcome?
         Because it is how you show that you care?
            Because you feel inadequate or powerless over a situation?
               Because you don't know what else to do?

To alleviate worry is simple. Take action instead! For example, if you are worried about not having enough money, write down your expenses and create a budget. Action provides you with something concrete and constructive while you await the outcome. In other words, it gives you something tangible to do.

Why Worry, when you can take Action instead!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

When your world is crumbling

Are there days when you feel as if your world is crumbling?
Things appear out of control,
Feelings seem overwhelming.
You perceive things to be worse than they probably are.
You ask yourself, What do I do now?
You pause.
                 You breathe.
                                 You steady yourself.

You reassure yourself, "It will be okay."
And tomorrow, It is different.

Do not allow the challenges of today to mislead you into believing that your world is crumbling. Your challenges are only to teach you lessons in faith, trust and patience.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Finding Peace Within

Where art thou?

Busy in the mind?
Thinking, planning, worrying...

Or,  Quiet in the mind?
Reflecting, listening, centering.

Discover the magic of sitting with yourself and just being...
there you will find a peacefulness rise up from within you.

You inhale, and then exhale;
Ready now to take on the world again!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Worthwhile Living

Hours turn into days,
Days turn into weeks,
Weeks turn into months,
Months turn into years.
Years turn into decades.

Then suddenly, you become alarmed.
But only if you have wasted the time.

Now you question, "What happened?
What have I accomplished?"

Wrestling with feeling worthless,
You throw caution to the wind and
You scatter your life
You throw all your cards out on the table,
Hoping to win at least one hand

But what if
You did not evaluate, criticize or condemn,
You saw everything about your life
as Worthwhile. 

A life well lived.