Author Archives: Judy Herman

Group

3 Empowering Reasons to Be in a Group

I was full of fear and uncertainty leaving the familiarity of the place I worked for ten years. It was time to branch out on my own in private practice as a licensed counselor. Up until that time, I hadn’t concerned myself with marketing or setting up my business. It wasn’t natural for me to…

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How To Steer Clear Of Holiday Stress

  Every Black Friday for several years, my husband and I spent time dressing up as Mr. & Mrs. Santa with our decked out 17 foot red Mohawk canoe. Red lights, Charlie Brown Christmas tree, and lots of adrenaline rush energized us as we paddled amongst fancily lighted yachts and cruisers. Hundreds cheered in rhythm shouting,…

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Turkey

How Not To Be A Turkey On Thanksgiving Day

  Some of us dread gathering with extended family on Thanksgiving Day. Rather than focus on gratitude and enjoying the meal, we end up feeling like roasted turkey. But it doesn’t have to be that way when we learn how not to be a turkey on Thanksgiving. Holidays are strong reminders of the way things…

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Gratitude

How to Improve Mental Health From Gratitude

We all need to know how to improve mental health from gratitude. Years ago, my children decorated a cardboard shoe box with gold wrapping paper. They cut a slit on the box top to deposit folded papers with their gratitude for that day. On Thanksgiving, we opened the box full of gratitudes and read them…

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Tribe Conference

4 Ways to Make the Most Of Conference Relationships

We laughed like we were teenagers at a slumber party and captured a picture of our silliness in the over-sized shower of our Green Acres Cottage. We were conference attendees who became trusted friends. Here’s four ways to make the most of conference relationships. If you’re like me, you’ve attended several conferences. There may be…

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