Friday, June 10, 2016

Dr. Joe Vollaro Award!

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Congratulations to my Husband, Dr. Joseph Vollaro, PhD.  NYS Brain Injury Association presented him this award this morning in Saratoga, NY.  He was recognized for all of his advocacy work he has done with the TBI population over the years.  Me and everyone at RES Company are very proud of him!  Good Job JOE!  Way to go!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Inner Strength

Where do you get your Inner Strength from??  Kind of a weird question, right?  Because you only know you have Inner Strength when you need to use it.  I liken it to, you only appreciate your good health when you are sick.  One needs to draw upon their Inner Strength when something is difficult.  For example, when I went through a 14 hour surgery/recovery, boy did I need some Inner Strength.  Then today, in my Yoga class with Diane Laylin MacDonald She talked about Building Inner Strength.  She gave 4 tips (reprinted with her permission):

  1. Try something new in your yoga practice-go to a place you have not gone before.
  2. Cultivate an attitude of Acceptance.
  3. Create a Success Practice-recall at the end of each day your successes and honor yourself
  4. Meditate each day for at least 20 minutes (my personal favorite)
One needs to build Inner Strength to get better at Yoga (running, exercise,etc.)  or to overcome difficulties both physical and emotional.

So, where do you get your Inner Strength?


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Anxiety Strategies

Just about everyone suffers from some Anxiety. It even has some serious effects on our bodies and immune systems. The question is, how do you manage it?  There are many things that you can do, but what is most important, is finding the things that work best for you.  Here are a few of my favorite things to help relieve stress and anxiety:

  • Running
  • Bible Journaling
  • Meditating 
  • Crafting
  • Playing mindless games on my phone
  • Going for walks with my husband
  • Spending time with friends/family
  • Watching some good distracting TV
The list goes on and on, but my list may not be your list.  Think about things that make you feel a little bit better, pleasant distractions and gives you a little relief.  

One of the simplest things you can do is go out in nature.  It doesn't matter how cold it is out, bundle up and get out!  I promise you, you will feel a little bit better!

Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fearless is my word

What is your word for 2016?  Mine is Fearless.
It really started in 2015 when I had major surgery and needed to dig deep.  Now, facing other issues in my personal life, Fearless is screaming at me.  Where do I get me comfort and courage?
  From a host of sources.  I get it from my runs (Just accomplished a 5 mile run without stopping 2 days ago), taking good care of my health, from my meditations, my family, my friends, my children, my universe and from my inner guidance system.  Jump on the Fearless Bus, you will be so much stronger!
What is your 2016 word?
Where do you get your Comfort and Courage?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stop and Take the Time!

About one time a week I take my daughter and her friends for bagels before school starts.  When we were on our way to getting back in the car, my daughter stopped and was messing with her phone.  I started raising my voice, "Come on Rose, we have to get to school, we are going to be late, yadda, yadda."   I soon realized that she stopped to catch a picture of the sunrise.  I quickly changed my voice and said "Rose, I am so happy you took a second to capture the moment".  

Try to capture a moment today with your phone..... 
Please share with us your captured moment.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Open Heart

We are coming into the holiday season which brings lots of hustle and bustle.  Try to take time to be "Heart Centered".  What does that mean for you?  For me, it means making the time to exercise, eat right (the best that I can), make healthy meals for my family and enjoy the time.  Challenge yourself to look for what is "Right" in your life and give that more and more attention.  Open your thoughts and your heart.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nervous? Anxious?

Many clients seek therapy because they have anxiety and they want relief.  They just don't want those "bad" feelings any more.  They just want to feel better.

What is anxiety? Where does it come from?  Why do people experience it?

Not all anxiety is bad.  Sometimes it motivates people. Sometimes people use it in their profession.  For example, is someone is anxious it might motivate them to clean the house and get things done.  Another person may use it in their job.  Because of their anxious energy they can multi task, work with a lot of customers, get lots of projects done, etc.

However, when it doesn't feel good and it's making your life worse, that is when you want to change things up.

A therapist can teach you positive coping strategies.  For example, positive self talk, refocusing your thoughts, meditation, exercise, etc.  Sometimes people need medication combined with therapy (but that is not always the case).  Most cases of anxiety can be treated with talk therapy that is combined with techniques.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Being Inspired.... But in Vegas???

Where do you get your inspiration?

There are many things and people that inspire me.  I love getting inspiration from none other than Facebook.  I belong to all of these groups that post quotes, stories and pictures about the law of attraction, running, spirituality, etc.  I get inspired by my clients.  I learn from them all the time.  People bare their soul and inner most thoughts and feelings with me. I treasure their trust  in me and willingness to work hard on themselves and overcome their roadblocks.

But this week, I am getting my inspiration from some place else.  This week is my time to refill my bucket.  I am in Las Vegas with my dear friend.  We are going to play for a few days (spa, gamble, dinner/show, etc.).  Then at the end of the week we will be scrapbooking for three days straight from morning to night!  We will be with 300+ other scrapbookers with amazing inspirational teachers.  The instructors here are the top teachers, but they do so much more.  They share a piece of themselves and encourage everyone to be the best person that they can be.

So yeah, believe it or not, My inspiration this week is all taking place in Vegas baby!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Do What you Love to Do!

I never, ever, ever thought of myself as a runner.  When I was in high school I would run around my block for exercise.  I was not a very good runner when I played Field Hockey (hence, I was always put on defense).  Just about a year ago I started running..... What a life changer!!  This week I went at 6 am, the sun wasn't up yet, the roads were quite and the beautiful moon was still out.  During my run I turned my life and my purpose over to the universe.  I felt incredible inner peace.  I know that the clients that I am seeing now are meant to be with me.  I know in my heart that we are perfect matches and that I will be guided to give them the exact care that they need.  Between my years of experience and skill, while guided by the universe, I am right where I am supposed to be and doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.  I am doing what I love: running in the morning and being the best social worker I can be! I am blessed.

Me and Suzanne after our first Race

My first 5K 11/13

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Refocus

I have been really thinking about refocusing  when it comes to my weight.  Really allowing the focus on health, and nourishment.  When I am doing all sorts of tracking, measuring, and weighing, it makes me focus on trying to control it.  Makes me think, how much more can I eat and it not effect my weight.   How many calories can I get in ? What can I eat to fill this empty hole inside. Of which has nothing to do with my stomach or hunger but All to do with my heart and head.






Friday, September 5, 2014

Dream Intending

Did you ever Dream Intend?  I just started a 30 Day LOA challenge.  The challenge has you focusing on different things throughout the day.  Before you go to bed, you read a "Segment intend the sleep and dream period".  The passage states: "I believe I will dream tonight. I will manifest while I sleep, and if there is anything significant, I intend to recall it when I awaken" (paraphrased).  So, before I went to sleep, I made my dream intentions.  The next thing that happened was that in the middle of the night my 8 year old son came into my bed (this is the very usual part of the story), and he said to me, "Mom, I just had the best dream about you!" He just warmed my heart!!!

This morning when I woke up I remembered that I had a dream about a shit tzu dog.  They are my absolute favorite dog breed.  In the dream the dog and I just adored each other.  Someone in the dream said to me "Do you know how to take care of Shit Tzus?"  I replied, "I sure do!"  Years ago I had a shit tzu named Vickey.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was her that came to visit me in my intended dream!

What will be your dream intentions tonight?


Thursday, September 4, 2014

What do you give Energy to?

When I work with my clients we do a lot around the Law of Attraction (LOA).  The energy you put out is the energy you get back.  In other words, if you give off negative energy, you will receive negative energy.  Make sense?  Then when something "bad" happens (although I am  not sure "bad" things happen, as everything happens for a reason), we can reflect back and ask ourselves, "How did I attract ________ to my life".  Sometimes it takes some figuring out, other times it comes easy.

When I have a client that is in the process of dating and looking for the "right" mate, I ask them, "So what do you want?".  And we make a list of all the traits and delicious things that they want to get from their next date.....  Then after the dates we focus on what was good about the date and focus on that for the next time and then the next time......  WE Have such GREAT Results!!!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Woman's Support/Meditation Group

I am soooo excited to Host a Woman's Support/Mediation group.  I promise you it will be inspirational, informative and fun.  This group will give you the opportunity to look within yourself so you can get to the next level in your journey.  The first part of the group will be educational, then time for sharing, a break and then a meditation.  We will cover topics such as relationships, parenting, self image and careers.  Call to confirm your space as I will only be taking 10 participants.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bad Things Happening? No Worries

Everyone goes through bad times... but here is the good news, bad times always come to an end.  And the other good news, when things are not going our way, it gives us clarity of what we do want.  For example, when I was a young Social Worker, I really wanted to work with woman who were victims of Domestic Violence.  I was thrilled when I got a part time job at a safe house.  I did not like the job at all.  It was not for me!!!  So then I got more clarity of what I did want to do.  I tried working part time with individuals who had suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.... now that felt right.  I liked.  So I did more of that work, and I liked it..... you see.... sometimes when things are not going your way, think to yourself, So What do I want?????  Knowing what you don't want is half the battle figuring out what you do want.

If you need some help with this, feel free to call and set up an appointment.  631 742 8729