Deck the Halls with Expectations! Fa-La-La-La-La Let’s Take a Breath!

It snowed in Charlottesville all day yesterday. When it finally eased off around 10pm, we had close to 8 inches of snow. The white blanket looked festive and sparkling surrounded in the neighborhood Christmas lights. I had been slow to feel much in the holiday spirit this year, but having “real snow” in Virginia beforeContinue reading “Deck the Halls with Expectations! Fa-La-La-La-La Let’s Take a Breath!”

Goal Setting Builds Resilience

Being resilient is a belief in the 3 P’s (Personalization, Permanence, and Pervasiveness) for managing upset. This concept comes from Dr. Martin Seligman and it is a reminder that: in the midst of our adversity that while it involves us, it is not necessarily because of us (personalization), that the feeling of grief/ challenge/ crisisContinue reading “Goal Setting Builds Resilience”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging

I am a pretty active person; running and getting to the gym a few times a week is something I enjoy. Not everyone does, and I get that. After a long Monday, even the most die-hard gym rat can lose motivation. The pull of the couch is strong.¬†Good! We all need time to recharge. ThereContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging”