Finally get rid of that bad habit!

The most common way we harm ourselves is by PRETENDING it isn't a big deal. We minimize how hurt or angry we are, pretend smoking or drinking just this time won't make a huge difference, or having that last piece of cake,  and then distract ourselves to keep it all at bay. We use distracting … Continue reading Finally get rid of that bad habit!

How does early life experience impact us?

There has long been a question of nature vs nurture, and the answer is BOTH. This great TED talk focuses on how early life nurturing actually changes the expression of our genes, of our DNA. There are two layers to our genes, the older, harder to change layer, and the epigenetic layer, that is impacted … Continue reading How does early life experience impact us?

And through it all I matter

Before I even open my eyes I am aware of the warmth of my blankets and the sweet bundle of fur pressed against the back of my legs. I breathe in; the silence is comforting. I pry my fur baby from his chosen spot to mine and nestle in for some morning snuggles, enjoying his familiar … Continue reading And through it all I matter