How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Energy-depleting feelings: Don’t drain your emotional bank account

Do you get really frustrated in traffic?  Do you get easily annoyed with people?  Are you frequently judging the words and actions of others?  Are you overwhelmed with all the negative information that you’re bombarded with every day? Feeling frustrated,  annoyed and overwhelmed are are all energy- draining or energy-depleting emotions.  In last week’s blog, […]

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Must-see video on resilience and HeartMath!

I have talked many times on this blog about the importance of resilience.  I’d like to share with you a fabulous video created by the HeartMath Institute that takes a closer look  at the inter-connection of body, mind and emotions in  boosting your resilience. Learn, as the video says, how “you can roll with the […]

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Turning disappointment into opportunity: How my own resilience paid off

The saying goes that, when one door closes, another opens. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you a personal story about how resilience led me from a great disappointment to an exciting opportunity! Here’s  the back story: Last year, I was exhibiting at a trade show during a conference for long-term-care homes. […]

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Calming my mother’s inner critic, and teaching her how to reframe

Fall is officially here, and so it is time to end The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge that ran all summer. I hope that the information from both me and experts in the field was helpful in making you feel more resilient.  I did receive much positive feedback  about the Challenge. Thanks to everyone who […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Are you giving til it hurts?

Below, psychologist and transformation coach Terri Cole writes about helping you become more aware of your boundary style, and create healthier boundaries.  I’d like to challenge you to raise your awareness about where you might be over-giving, over-functioning or over-doing. Over-functioning refers to doing more than your share and being unclear about what is your responsibility, and […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Get out of the “mindset war”

Here is the next strategy in  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, as described by psychologist Rick Hanson: Get out of the mindset war. Here’s Rick: By “war” I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The “war” I’m referring to is an attitude of conflict and animosity toward a person, object  or condition. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Good sleep habits, better sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Slumber is one of the most basic ways that the body renews its energy levels, allowing you to wake up refreshed and raring to go.  It also  helps regeneration and promotes healing. Insufficient sleep can cause mood swings, lower your ability to learn and retain information, increase your risk […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Spend time in nature

After several weeks of cottage living, I am feeling more serene and rejuvenated. It’s not only taking in the wonderful lakeside view or the gorgeous sunsets. It’s the chance to live in the present in all of the beauty of nature – a place that is perfect for meditation. Walking meditations are a great way […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: How to stop procrastinating

I am delighted to share this guest blog post written by health coach Stephenie Farrell, who works with The Rose Remedy. Procrastination is a common problem; learning what’s behind it, and how to overcome it,  is the fourth strategy of  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, to help you strengthen your resilience and improve your health and happiness. […]

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