*Vulnerability Alert ;-) When I started this blog, I loved the name. Spa time living. Spa was an acronym: self-care promotes ability. This message and mission were well-received, and I was overw[more]
Why we need to disconnect to reconnect
And I have an important story to share with you. You see, in the last 4 months since starting my PhD, I've been confronted with serious growing pains. Both personally and professionally. You know t[more]
Prioritizing Priorities…but it’s ALL Important!!
You have too much on your plate. But how do you let anything go when it all feels important? Time-management was one of the first things we covered in class 1, of my doctoral journey. I also lo[more]
Where will you say no? As a Psychology Ph.D. Student, my program focus is Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology. Part of this journey is to hear from YOU: How do you avoid feeling[more]
PhD on Integrating Mindfulness + Technology?!!
Okay, here's my amazing news - and a pic of the family celebrating alongside my hubbie's bday! 2 months from today, I will begin my PhD in Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, [more]
How a 10-minute-from-home trip changed my life
It was 7 years ago. I was Depleted. Exhausted. Scared. I had nothing left. My husband kept saying, just go out... "maybe shopping or for a massage...just go do something." I felt like screa[more]
Why you + your kids + sports = stress…and what to do about it.
I interviewed Dr. Megan Stellino yesterday, and if you have kids in sports - you want to hear this. We're talking any sport or activity. And children of any age, from 2 to 22...and beyond: this app[more]
EQ Week 2014: Engage the Power of Emotions
I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it! Why? Because the 3rd Annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence starts next month and trust me... you don't want to miss it! First of all, it's free. [more]
Wondering why you should care about mindfulness? According to Psychology Today, mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and f[more]
Feel lousy? Here’s why that’s great news!
In this week's 5-min mindfulness meditation, I share a quote from Danielle Laporte's Desire Map on the undeniably immense value of negative emotions. If you didn't receive this mp3, sign up for our[more]
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