Struggling and Self Compassion

Struggling and Self Compassion

Even with a pretty conscious self grounding practice, it’s been a challenge to say the least to not be on an emotional rollercoaster this year. Right? We are each struggling in our own ways. For those who follow my work you know I’m constantly beating the drum of self...

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Weight Stigma During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

Weight Stigma During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

On the plus side (see what I did there?) I love irony. 😉  As Maya Angleou said, “When we know better, we do better.” As a teen, I bought the belief that being thin was important and dieting, food restriction and exercise to compensate for what I ate were what I...

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Self Care; Choosing What to Focus On, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Self Care; Choosing What to Focus On, by Becky Henry, CPCC

As I was looking past the pink post it notes all over my windows to keep the birds from meeting an untimely death on my patio down below, I was reminded that we get to choose what we focus on. I’m training myself to look past those pink pieces of paper and see the...

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Compassion Might Help Caregivers Too, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Compassion Might Help Caregivers Too, by Becky Henry, CPCC

In the midst of a global pandemic, wildfires and too many more horrible things to list, babies are being born. The despair, sadness and fear are opposed by emotions of joy, hope and beauty. Both can exist.  “Both, and” is an expression I learned many long years ago in...

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Hopelessness Help, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Hopelessness Help, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Even if you don’t watch the news, we all know someone who is in some way affected by the plethora of problems plaguing the people of this planet. Sorry, not sorry about the alliteration (micro moment of joy is what that is). Between the wildfires, hurricanes,...

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Hot Holidays and Healthy Hints for Helpers (aka: Caregivers) 

Hot Holidays and Healthy Hints for Helpers (aka: Caregivers) 

Yes, I like alliterations. Plus I have a pal who purposely puts punny, pithy platitudes in her prose that are positively pleasing.. 😉 So it’s HOT - at least in the Northern Hemisphere. And I’m of Norwegian descent and my body tells me to go look for a snowbank to...

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Rescuing a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, by Becky Henry

Rescuing a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, by Becky Henry

Shift is happening in our world. Big time. And those with eating disorders and other mental illnesses are struggling big time. It's a hard time that is making it harder to be in recovery. Watching a child with a life threatening illness is brutal. No way around it....

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Mama!

Mama!

Momma, Mom, Mommy, Mother, Mama...no matter how you say it or spell it, we have each other’s backs and one another’s children’s backs.  Thank you to all who have reached out to check on my safety as my hometown is (as are many of yours) under attack by extremists who...

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Tips for Being vs. Doing During the Pandemic

Tips for Being vs. Doing During the Pandemic

We’re being bombarded with messages to accomplish great things during this pandemic all while processing and coming to terms with the facts about the various ways our lives have changed.  Many people have shared that life in general has begun to feel like some strange...

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A Mother’s Day Gift

Describing the love a mother feels for her children is easier said than done. You see those of us who have had the honor of becoming moms/mums never had any idea of the intensity, immensity and unreasonability of the love we would feel for these humans.  Seriously, no...

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Caregivers, Be True to Yourselves

Caregivers, Be True to Yourselves

The musical accompaniment rolling through my brain while writing this is of course, “True To Myself” by Ziggy Marley. You can enjoy a video of this song here on YouTube if you would like to listen while you read about listening to our instinct, our gut, our intuition...

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Celebrating Holy Week During a Pandemic, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Celebrating Holy Week During a Pandemic, by Becky Henry, CPCC

As we are in this holy week for so many who observe various religious traditions, this quarantine/lock-down/shelter-in-place takes an even bigger toll on our inability to gather with some or all of our loved ones.  We are all experiencing some level of grief whether...

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