Tag Archive: balance


calm

When life gets busy we can forget to take care of ourselves. When that happens, the mind, body and spirit has a way of reminding us that we better pay attention…sometimes we feel stressed, empty, ill, overwhelmed or just plain exhausted. Why not make a point to take some time for yourself and brush up on strategies that will help you live the happy, healthy life you strive for. In August, learn how to find balance in your life during stressful times. In September, discover the importance of setting healthy boundaries at work and in your personal life. And coming in October… learn how to meditate with ease, with a simple course on meditation. The best part, is that it’s fun! 

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

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We all live busy lives in one way or the other. We spend much of our time focusing on what we feel we need to get done and in the process we often overlook ourselves and end up ignoring our own needs. We tell ourselves we’ll attend to our needs when we have the time…and then the time somehow never comes. Sometimes if we over-focus on taking care of those around us for too long, we actually let go of what’s important to us and can even become resentful of doing what we chose to do in the first place. In essence we unintentionally give up our personal power. Without meaning to, we become victim to our circumstances and our lives. But when we wake up to what we are doing and remember that we have a choice in not only what we do, but how we think, we can rebalance our lives and regain our personal power.

Why not take some time for you this summer to reclaim your power for yourself? Consider joining us, at Intuitive Psychology, PLC, in Scottsdale, AZ, for our exciting Find your Power Summertime Workshop Series. This series of four 90 minute monthly educational workshops is a fun way to engage your brain and inspire yourself to pursue those things you’ve been wanting to do. Take a pledge to make yourself a priority this summer and learn the skills you need to move yourself forward in your life. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, laugh, and exchange ideas with others. In June, gain tools to help you move easily through transition and embrace change! In July, discover how to make wise decisions using the power of choice. In August, learn how to find balance in the middle of your busy life. In September, discover the importance of setting healthy boundaries to create happiness in your life and in your relationships. Attend the workshops individually or find out about getting a series discount for pre-purchasing 3 or 4 workshops: 480-261-4061.  

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Go ahead…Do it…Make time to discover your personal power this summer…You certainly deserve it…

Embracing Change
June 25, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm

Power of Choice
July 23, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm

Finding Balance in Your Life
August 27, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm

Setting Healthy Boundaries: The secret to happiness
September 24, 2015

See you there!

Be happy and well,

Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

summer flower

Time to gear up for summer!

*May 28, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm
Setting Your Intentions, Fulfilling Your Goals
*June 25, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm

Embracing Change
*July 23, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm
Power of Choice
*August 27, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm
Finding Balance in Your Life
*September 24, 2015
Setting Healthy Boundaries: The secret to happiness

In May, learn how to set your intentions and achieve your goals. Intentions help us create purposeful maps to guide us in the direction we would like to go on our life path. They are the stepping stones of our lives. Without them we are in danger of becoming lost. In this 90 minute workshop we will discuss strategies for purposefully identifying and following your intentions so that you may successfully reach your goals..
To register:
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Next up, join us for our exciting Find your Power Summertime Workshop Series! Take a pledge to make yourself a priority this summer and learn the skills you need to move yourself forward in your life. In June, gain tools to help you move easily through transition and embrace change! In July, discover the power of choice. In August, learn how to find balance in your life. In September, discover the importance of setting healthy boundaries. Attend the workshops individually or find out about getting a series discount for pre-purchasing 3 or 4 workshops: 480-261-4061.  

To find out more:

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Be happy and well,

Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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Intuition:
Listening to your own answers
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sometimes we don’t know where to turn when we need solutions to problems – we look to friends, family and professionals, but forget to ask the person who knows us best. Ourselves. This workshop will show you how to navigate through the mysteries of using your intuition to find your own answers. Come discover effective techniques and practical skills for learning to listen more clearly to your intuition.
Sign up for this workshop securely:
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…maybe meet some new faces and learn something about yourself? Hope to see you there!

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

A quick, easy way to find some calm and internal balance when you need it. Simple, but powerful. Give it a try? …don’t forget to blow your nose first! 😉

Let your intuition be your guide,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

Screen Shot 2013-06-09 at 9.12.59 PMTime to take a break?
Then check out the latest Mindset Column in AZ-Lifestyle.com:
http://az-lifestyle.com/2013/6/613.html#p=58

Time to Take a Break?
…it may just be good for you

When was the last time you stopped and did something just for you?  Yesterday? Last week? Good for you! Last month? Last season? Last year? Uh-Oh! I’m here to tell you that taking a break just for you is NOT a luxury in life, it is a necessity. You don’t have to fly to Bora-Bora (although that would be a lovely gift to yourself), but you do need to stop, breathe and focus on meeting your own needs on a regular basis. If you don’t you may just end up paying a price.

We are very busy people. It’s true. “I don’t have time to exercise. I don’t have time to sit and meditate. I wish I did.” Have those thoughts ever come to your mind? You aren’t alone. So many of us wish we could hit the pause button on the ever-moving treadmill of life and relax for a while. Guess what? You can. That “pause button” is in your mind. If you make the choice to push it, to make it a priority, you will reap the rewards. The problem is convincing yourself that you’re allowed to, that you have time for it.

When you were a kid, what were you taught about taking time off to play with a friend or go on vacation with the family? What were you taught about taking time for yourself to do something creative or read a book? Was it encouraged or were you taught that those things were less important than chores and “real” work? The things we learn early in life are lessons that stay with us unless they are brought out into the light of day and examined for what they are…childhood lessons. What’s good for you when you’re ten years old and under the direction of your parents is not necessarily what is still good for you as a capable adult. Some of it may be, but some of it may actually now be blocking you from moving forward. Obviously most of us know this intellectually, but are you fully aware of the automatic recordings that are playing in your head “I don’t have time for that”,” “I should be spending my time on something worth while,” “It’s more important to take care of other’s first.” Without paying close attention to what you’re saying to yourself when faced with choices to take care of yourself, you’ll miss out on a valuable opportunity to update these childhood scripts to better serve the adult you.

By now you’re beginning to see the trick of it, of course…what you say to yourself about taking time off for yourself is what makes the difference. As always, it’s all in your perspective.  If you tell yourself it’s not OK to do something, then it’s not OK and you won’t do it. Time to start taking creative license and rewriting those childhood scripts that have been stopping you without you even knowing it.  Instead of “I don’t have time…” you can redirect yourself to “I’m looking forward to how good it will feel after I spend 20 minutes doing a yoga DVD.”  or “If I take time to take care of me, I am really taking care of those I love, because it keeps me healthy and well.”

An important piece of this, of course, is finding balance. We’ve all heard the “All work, no play, makes Jack a dull boy” platitude. But we also know that all play, no work isn’t the solution either. I’m talking about planning opportunities to slow down, relax and enjoy…not necessarily in equal amounts of time, but doing it intentionally and on a regular basis. What happens if you schedule time to meditate or read for 20 minutes before bed, walk 30 minutes in the morning, or practice piano or guitar for 20 minutes in the evening? What happens if you treat yourself to a massage or plan a weekend getaway? Your heart and your mind will sing , your body will stay healthy and well, and you’ll perform better in all areas of your life…that’s what will happen! I mean it, when you stop allowing the soul to express itself and stop the body from moving regularly, you shut down parts of yourself, inhibit your personal growth and put your health and well-being at risk. Yuck! What wants that?

So now’s the time. Are you up for it? Think of what you’d like to spend a little time doing to make yourself feel good, smile at the thought of it, give yourself the thumbs up, and GO DO IT! Don’t forget to breathe and enjoy while you’re at it!

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

 

Screen shot 2013-05-01 at 3.40.57 PMTime to Rethink, Reinvent, Recharge? Then the latest issue of AZ-Lifestyle magazine is for you! Check out my newest Mindset column “A New You? Making Your Dreams Real” and get going on following your heart’s desire!
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A New You? Making Your Dreams Real

As the seasons progress, Spring moving ever closer to Summer, the earth warming and teeming with new life and growth, our heads and hearts fill with thoughts of new beginnings. We dream of something new for ourselves…new job, new hobby, new vision, new adventure. We dream of being reinvigorated. We dream of replenishing our souls. But how?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. author of “Just One Thing” asks us to be curious. Ask yourself,  “What are the dreams that matter most to me?” You know the answer to this question. This is where your intuition comes into play. The answer that comes will be from your heart. Try to remain open to the answer, rather than allowing yourself to be dismissive, critical and cynical of what you hear. It is our own judgments and our attempts to be purely logical and rational that blocks our dreams. Dreams are not logical, they are passion filled. That’s not to say that further down the line of turning dreams into reality that logic won’t enter the picture. For now, don’t be scared of letting your heart speak its language of emotion and excitement as the dream begins its journey.

The next step is to write down the answers to the question, speak them to people you care about, or maybe even make or collage pictures of them; whatever manner of expression suits you. Let the answers fill your thoughts, your conversations, your dreams, your life. The important part is turning the internal into external — a form of giving birth to these dreams, if you will.

So how do we move from the infancy of our dreams into maturation, from contemplation to reality? By doing, of course. Think about the steps you need to take to get where you want to go. Write them down. Envision the outcome of completing each of these steps. Make them a priority in your heart; that’s where they come from after all. Start today. Start as soon as you’re done reading this article. Make a commitment to yourself to spend time each day with this dream. Keep track of your progress. The fastest way to get momentum is to start moving forward, knowing that everything that you do today will bring you towards your goals of tomorrow. So get moving now.

The important part is to allow yourself to enjoy each small step in the process, rather then making the mistake of living for the future. We simply can not experience the future in the present. Right now is the only reality we have. So let yourself enjoy it fully. Notice how it feels right now to move one step closer to your dream. As you move forward, the reality of this dream may grow and change. That’s okay, as long as you keep nurturing the dream with your heart, it will transform as it needs to, allowing you to simply enjoy the process of watching it unfold.

Possibly the most essential piece of turning your dreams of change into reality is the belief that you can accomplish this task. I’m talking about having faith in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. Think back to other tasks or dreams that you have accomplished in your life. Noticing the feelings that come over you as you recall these achievements, remind yourself that you are fully capable of achieving what you want. Tell yourself, “I can really do this. I can have what I desire.” Smile at the thought of it. Instead of focusing on obstacles, focus on possibilities. Focus on the areas in which you have control; these are the areas where you can exert influence. The mistake that many of us make is to focus on wishing we could control things that we cannot. That, of course, is a waste of time and energy. Accepting things as they are and focusing on what we can take care of in the present is the direct pathway to getting what we want.

This may take some work. But if you make a point of caring for and nurturing yourself along the way, you will no doubt make it. This means being kind to yourself. How can you fulfill your dreams if you aren’t taking care of the dreamer? Work hard, but also rest, relax, breathe, give and receive love, say encouraging words to yourself, smile at the vision of the new you that you are creating…

So what are you waiting for? The time for a new reinvigorated you is NOW.

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

P.S. Interested in learning more about how to gracefully embrace change in your life? I’ll be giving a free webinar on “Embracing Change” on  Tuesday, June 11th at noon EST. Click this link for more details:  http://alumnae.smith.edu/cms/?career=smith-women-connect-career-webinars .  You need not be a Smith alumnae to attend. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to join in on this free webinar.

373048_499965006732668_66503604_nA stress management workshop you won’t want to miss…

“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, 6:30-7:45pm: “Finding Balance in Your Life”
May 14th, 6:30-7:45pm: “Coping Well with Change”
June 11th, 6:30-7:45pm: “The Power of Choice”
July 9th, 6:30-7:45pm: “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.

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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I ran across this beautiful Mother Theresa quote on FaceBook and thought I’d share it …

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

Perspective making and inspiring, yes?? Let’s just do our best…

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer
Editor’s Pick on Paperblog in Novemeber!

Rest Up…

It’s been said that patience is a virtue.  But in this fast paced world of ours, it’s getting very hard to be virtuous! Fast food, fast cars, fast computer games, fast emails, fast texts, fast relationships, fast money, fast lives. Phew! It’s hard to even catch our breath.

Why don’t we just slow down? Can we? Do we even want to? Most of us enjoy our fast pace. Life stays interesting, motivation stays high, more gets accomplished. Or does it? How long can we keep up this fast pace? But is slower better? Maybe. But maybe it’s not an either-or proposition. Maybe its all about balance.

Recently a wise woman told me, “It’s all about the balance between work, play and rest.” Rest? What’s that? I had never even considered that as part of the equation. Play is rest, right? It’s fun, after all. Wrong! Play is play; it is not rest. Play engages the senses and allows you to enjoy your life. It is a necessary part of the balance, just as work or participation in meaningful, productive activity is. Rest is rest. It’s not doing nothing, it’s doing something that gives our bodies and our minds a chance to rejuvenate, repair and replenish dwindling resources. Rest is what allows us to maintain our health and sanity, and ultimately allows us to continue to work and to play.

So, take an inventory. Where’s your balancing point these days? Is it time to put your feet up, guilt free, for just a little bit to restore your spirit?

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer

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