On the playground with my kids, and they jump on and off things right side up, upside down, like they are floating in the pool. “Mommy, mommy, you do it!”. “What if I fell?”, I think. Well, what if I did?! I would stuff my pride back in my pocket and gracefully pick myself up and say, “It is okay to fall, everyone falls.” I keep posting a lot lately about taking time off and balancing things. More and more it is apparent how much a change in routine and scenery reboots my per
I need a break. Whether exciting or challenging things are going on, my brain only knows that my body is experiencing physiological responses to “things”. My heart rate increases, my pits get sweaty, my forehead glisten, I talk fast, I talk louder…. I respond! Eventually all the responsiveness uses up my energy. The energy can no longer fuel my power. Then, there is a need for a pause and some R & R. How do you take care of you? I am taking care of me with some time off unti
I have felt stuck in relationships before. I have felt nauseous to pick up the phone when certain people called or asked to spend time with me. I have minimized what is important for me to avoid conflict. There were people in my life that did not bring out the best of me. There have been people I held close to my heart and did not realize how unhealthy they were. I don’t recall when relationships that didn’t make me happy became okay to keep. I don’t remember how old I was
Terrific Tuesday is about time with the kids and the dogs! Breaker (Greyhound,2 years old), Oli (Italian Greyhound 15 years old), Denzel (11 months old) As we nurture them with love, we share our healthy lifestyle too! Check out their treats: Greek frozen yogurt and canned pumpkin.
Freeze them in muffin tins and serve. #terrifictuesday #family #dogtherapy #italiangreyhoundsofinstagram #Greyhoundsofinstagram #drdara #dogtreats #dogtreats #therapydogs #terrifictuesday #family
The world I see outside myself is a reflection of the world I have shaped within. The world I experience is an extension of my mind… Today I see beauty. #makeshiFthappen #bestself #drdara #terrifictuesday #drmommy #DrDaraBushman
#instamood #instapicoftheday #momprenuer #momsofinstagram #peace
#Transformation #family #me #healer #sportspsychology #athleticperformance #goals #shiFt #instagood
#trauma #happy # #anxiety #goals #mentalhealth #moods #mentaltoughness #happylife
I didn’t know I would be able to have ONE baby, let alone TWO! Especially after my original fertility efforts were gratefully unsuccessful (like Garth Brooks sang, “thank god for unanswered prayers”). At 36 weeks, in my second pregnancy, I began to have premature labor pains, as if my body was telling me it was time again. Yet, it was my midwife’s belief and the power of positivity, something greater than me, that got me to full term. It was then I knew a part of me, more pow
Dogs can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and ease loneliness.
Dogs encourage exercise and playfulness, and can improve your cardiovascular health.
Caring for a dog can help children grow up more secure and active.
Dogs provide valuable companionship for older adults and create bonds in families.
Dogs teach responsibility and create consistency and routines. #instadog #greyhound #adoptagreyhound #greyhoundpetadoptionfl #family #therapydogs #terr
I never was the type to be wild over kids. Although, I knew I would not be complete without them. I knew it would be my one regret if I didn’t try. I made such efforts to get pregnant that I perused medical fertility interventions. After much money and strong adverse reactions later, I didn’t get pregnant. I resigned that it was not in my path to be a mother through natural measures. Then I got pregnant! I had a beautiful, blissful pregnancy. I was one of those chipper, glowi
In observance of Independence Day, I declare to feed my family to fill them with strength and power. We are what we eat….
🇺🇸 🥞 1 cup egg whites
¼ cup cottage cheese
½ cup uncooked oatmeal
Mix or blend
Spread in lightly coconut oiled pan
Bake ~25 min on 350’ 🇺🇸 🥞 #psychologist #terrifictuesday #family #fuelyourmind #mentalhealth #therapist #innerchampion #careermom #mentalhealth #innerchampion #fuelyourmind #careermom #terrifictuesday #family