Wellness Blog

Posts By: Jenni Garvie

walking in nature

Explore Nature as a Healer

I was touched recently by a documentary that I watched called Mother Nature’s Child. In one part, school children were given an exercise to sit outside and journal about what they could learn from nature in relation to a problem in their lives. One of the girls reported how she watched the wind and realized… Read more »

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chronic pain

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is overwhelming and often starts suddenly and unexpectedly. People who suffer from chronic pain often feel helpless and hopeless. They may feel like they don’t have the coping skills that they need to manage the pain. They may also feel judged by people in their life who don’t understand what it is like… Read more »

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relationships

Facing a Crisis? – Tap into Your Greatest Resource

When you are facing a crisis, do you know what your greatest resource is? In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor presents research to suggest that it is the quality of our social support networks, i.e., our personal relationships, that are our greatest resource. How do we know relationships matter so much to our happiness and… Read more »

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Love in a Box

Consider Love in a Box This Holiday Season

I wanted to share a simple, meaningful, inexpensive gift idea that emerged from a discussion I had with a client about making a self-care box for themselves. It began when I shared what I had read about a unique exercise in a classroom. Children were acting up so a teacher had each child write one… Read more »

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Positivity

The key to success? Happiness!

Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage suggests that most of us become caught in a trap because we are waiting to be successful so we can then be happy.  What does that mean?  It means a lot of us never feel like we can arrive at being happy because we have not yet reached… Read more »

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