It’s July already. How did this happen? Where did June go? I haven’t done at least a third of what I set out to do… At the beginning of every summer I trick myself into thinking that summer is going to be relaxing. But what typically happens is that I try to jam a full…

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Step by Step. That’s what the calm voice said on the guided meditation that I listened to this morning encouraged me to do.   It is something I needed to hear and I find myself repeating it over and over in my head as I look at my schedule and my list for the week and…

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In my line of work I am well aware that humans do not LOVE transitions and adapting to situations. When the decision was made to sell our established farm and nine year old house to move in to a 200 year old farmhouse full of honey bees, people for sure questioned my sanity. Because I…

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Please welcome Amy Whitney to Spero Group. This is her first Mental Health Monday. Amy brings a wealth of experience in the health care field to our group. She will be working with businesses to provide emotional health and wellness solutions as part of our Workplace Wellness program. It is interesting how we become different…

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My meditation this morning ended with “Every day on this planet is a miracle.” A simple but true way to see the world. Waking up is a miracle. The ice on the trees by the creek is a miracle. Looking out the window on a gorgeous zero degree day while comfortably wearing socks and a…

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Imagine you are walking through your grocery store, I live in the same small town that I grew up in, so going to the grocery store is often like a class and family reunion in one. This is a very real scenario in my life.   You see a woman that you graduated with and she…

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Getting back into a routine after the holidays hasn’t been easy this year.  The slower pace that I enjoyed during the time off from work has made the mornings seem so early.  The goals that I set for the new year seem to be shrinking away from me now that I am getting back into…

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Getting back into a routine after the holidays hasn’t been easy this year.  The slower pace that I enjoyed during the time off from work has made the mornings seem so early.  The goals that I set for the new year seem to be shrinking away from me now that I am getting back into…

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I don’t know about you, but the time change and the colder weather makes me want to come home from work and sit on the couch and watch TV (and eat)  all night long. Not that this isn’t fun to do every once in awhile, but it generally leaves me feeling unmotivated and lazy and…

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I struggled this morning. My bed held me captive and when I did wake up, I felt scattered and unfocused, unsure of where to start or what to do. What do you do when you can’t get out of bed on a Monday morning? I was tempted to chalk it up to one of those…

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