Archive for March, 2013


Spring has sprung! Are you ready for the new beginnings it’s offering us? Maybe this year make a point of starting something new that you’ve been waiting and wanting to do, but just haven’t gotten around to yet?

The earth is opening up in all her glory to us. Spring is quite literally the season of creativity; so don’t miss out on the gift of inspiration being offered to you. Look around you at the new leaves, flowers, baby birds. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of all the new activity around you. Allow the newness to motivate you, moving you out of your winter inertia and into a something wonderful. It can be as small or as large as you’d like: a new recipe, a new art project, a new business idea, a new path to work. It’s all up to you. Just make it something new and new different.

  • Make a point of spending a few moments outside each day.
  • Be fully present and aware of the new energy that surrounds you.
  • Breathe it all in. Allow yourself to feel connected to and part of it all with each breath.
  • Ask yourself,”what path shall I take now?” Be open to the answer. It may just surprise you.
  • Let the ideas grow and develop each day as you take a little time for you and your creative thoughts.

What do you think? It’s surprising what you can accomplish when you allow yourself to take the time; even just for a few moments. Ready to give it a try?

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.



Thoughtful Thursdays:
Develop Your Intuition

Intuitive Psychology, PLC

Scottsdale, AZ

Thursday, March 19th


Our intuition is often our most accurate navigator…when we listen to it. Are you paying attention to what it has to say or have you gotten out of practice? Stress, frustration, and worry, just to name a few, can get in our way of listening to our inner wisdom. Come brown bag it with us at lunch hour and  learn ways to tune into your intuition to enhance your well-being.  Why not take some well-deserved time for yourself to learn something you’ve been wanting to find out more about?

This regular workshop series addresses fascinating and easy to understand information about new brain science and how it impacts your mood and behavior, as well as how to link this new information with familiar ways of coping and using your intuition to find your own answers. Plus it’s an opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

Space is limited to ensure a positive learning environment, so call Intuitive Psychology, PLC today at  (480) 261-4061 to find out more and reserve your spot!

Registration is $50 prepaid, with any accompanying significant others or family members half-price at $25.

SPECIAL OFFER: Mention you saw this announcement on my blog when calling and get 10% off your registration!

Be Happy and Well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.


373048_499965006732668_66503604_n“Finding Balance in Your Life”

Is stress getting in the way of your work-life balance? Manage your stress to protect your health and stay productive!

New research clearly shows the link between stress and illness. Our busy lives can take a toll on our health and well-being if we don’t actively do something about it. Learn what you can do to manage your stress and keep yourself healthy, well and productive day in and day out. This will be an interactive 4-part workshop series addressing the impact of mind, body, and spirit on your overall health and well-being.

Topics include:
April 9th: “Finding Balance in Your Life”
May 14th: “Coping Well with Change”
June 11th: “The Power of Choice”
July 9th: “Getting the Most Out of Your Communication”

Intuitive Psychology, P.L.C., is offering this series of dynamic workshops the second Tuesday of every month, from 6:30-7:45pm.

Upcoming Dates:  April 9, May 14, June 11  and July 9.

Space is limited to ensure a positive learning environment, so call our office manager today, (480) 261-4061, to reserve your spot! Registration is $50 prepaid, with any accompanying significant others or family members half-price – $25)

SPECIAL OFFER: Mention you saw this on my blog when calling and get 10% off your registration!

Hope you can join us…

Be Happy and Well,

Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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Check out my latest Mindset Column in the “Out and About Issue” of on how to get moving again and accomplish all the things you’ve been wanting to do, just by setting your intention!

Get Moving!
Setting Your Intentions and Getting Motivated…

Spring has sprung (or is at least close to springing) and it’s time to get going with those New Year’s resolutions that are quickly becoming stale. What is it you want to do? Are the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year still something you want to do or is it time to modify and recharge? Whatever the answer may be it’s time to set your intentions, get up from the couch and move forward with purpose in the direction you want to go. What’s stopping you?

Unfortunately, all too often when we look towards our future, we worry. Why do we do that? Interestingly, for most of us, worry is typically an attempt to control through anticipation anything bad that could happen. The problem is, not only does it not control for that, it actually points us in the direction of our worries, leading us where we don’t want to go and leaving us feeling more out of control. Even worse, our fears can stop us in our tracks and keep us from moving forward towards what we really want.

Of course, we don’t intentionally want that to happen. We worry out of habit, usually in an automatic mindless state. What happens if instead we catch ourselves worrying and purposely redirect our attention from what we don’t want to happen onto what we do want to happen? What happens if we intentionally decide to point our arrow where we want it to go, rather than where we’re fearful it will go? The answer is, of course, we’re more like to achieve our goals, get what we want, and feel more in control. That sounds good to me. How about you?

Our brain actually reflects these actions. An area of our cortex, called the anterior cingulate gyrus, helps us set our intentions and make reasoned decisions. The amygdala, the hub of our emotional motivation located in our limbic system, can help activate us to move towards our goals. When things are working right, our neurons in the anterior cingulate gyrus and in the amydala actually fire in synchrony with one another, giving us that wonderful feeling that all is well and helping us to achieve our goals…our reason and emotion working together.

You can set your intention for any situation, big or small. When you wake up in the morning, set your intention for the day. Do you want to stay nonreactive in the midst of chaos, have fun, or face a challenge with calmness? Before you enter a meeting, have an important conversation with your spouse, or go on a trip, think about setting your intention about what you would like to have happen and how you would like to behave. Be careful of setting your intention for how you’d like other people to behave or react. Setting your intention aimed at others will almost always lead to failure, as you have no control over anyone but yourself.

Consider paying attention to where you are now, what you want, and where you want to go. When the mind is wandering onto possible negative future scenarios, the head starts hurting, the stomach starts aching, the neck and back get sore, ask yourself, “how is it helping me now to focus on my worries?” Remind yourself that you are the one in control of your thoughts, and of your life, and that when you focus on what you hope will happen you will necessarily feel better. Then redirect your thoughts on how you would like things to be, and allow yourself to take steps, no matter how small, in that direction. Think how good that could feel? Now, this doesn’t mean that bad things won’t happen or that there won’t be obstacles along your path. It means that those challenges won’t deter you, if you can allow yourself to keep your eye on your goals.

How to Aim Your Arrow:

  • Purposefully decide to set your intention
  • Sit quietly and focus on what you want
  • Focus your intention on yourself and not on someone else
  • Speak it out loud
  • Write it down
  • See it happening in your minds eye
  • Return to it purposefully, again and again
  • Keep track of it…allow it to take its own shape
  • Don’t let yourself be hijacked by your fears, inattention, or judgments

You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to…so pay attention to where you’re putting your mind!

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer


Voted Editors Pick in PaperBlog in March 2013

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