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Elevate Your Mind: Innovative Strategies for Mental Wellness

In the journey of life, maintaining mental well-being is as crucial as physical health, yet often more elusive. You are not alone in seeking tranquility and resilience amid the chaos of daily living. The following insights offer practical, creative ways to enhance your mental wellness, ensuring a harmonious balance between your inner and outer worlds.

Holistic Harmony

Begin your journey to mental well-being by exploring holistic therapy. This form of treatment integrates various therapeutic techniques to address your emotional, physical, and spiritual needs collectively. Whether it’s through cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, or ecological therapy, holistic therapy can offer you profound insights and healing that transcend conventional therapy forms. Book your appointment today with therapist Tracey Cardello and start your journey toward a healthier you.

The Heartbeat of Health

Keeping a consistent cardio exercise routine is pivotal. Engaging in activities like jogging, cycling, or swimming can significantly boost your mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. The rush of endorphins produced during exercise creates a feeling of happiness and relaxation, providing not only physical health benefits but also a robust shield against the stressors of daily life.

Mindful Stillness

Integrate guided meditation into your life to […]

Do things happen to you or do they happen for you?

Are things happening to me or are they happening for me? 


It was a perfect day in Sedona. I was basking in the glow of the previous day. We enjoyed a hike, a releasing ceremony, and energy clearing.  My energy healer said I had some trapped energy in my pancreas, lungs and stomach and she was working patiently to release it.  She used tuning forks and light touch to unblock the trapped energy.  I yawned, coughed a bit, and felt the release.  Just relax and allow yourself to integrate the healing.  I did. I reclined and let  the chimes wash over me. 


We arrived a few days earlier and I felt the annoying pressure of teeth on my right side.  I felt something brewing a few days before my trip but I was busy and decided it could wait until I returned home.  Now, I was regretting that decision.  The higher altitude made the problem more acute and the pain was increasing.  A sip of cold water sent a ripple of pain through my mouth.  


Still, I was determined to ignore the problem and enjoy my time in Sedona.  I did some EFT tapping and […]

Elevate Your Life: Why ‘Self-Healing 101’ Is Your Ticket to Transformation

Do you ever feel like life is a rollercoaster, with its ups and downs, twists and turns? We’ve all been there. But here’s the exciting news: You have the power to take control, steer the course, and elevate your life to new heights. How? Through the empowering journey of “Self-Healing 101: Your Beginner’s Roadmap to Wellness.”

Unleash Your Inner Wellness Warrior

Life is an adventure, and you are its fearless explorer. “Self-Healing 101” isn’t just a course; it’s your invitation to embark on a quest of self-discovery, personal growth, and well-being. It’s time to awaken your inner wellness warrior and conquer the challenges that life throws your way.

Discover the Transformative Power of Self-Healing

Imagine a life where stress and anxiety no longer hold you captive, where self-doubt is replaced by self-confidence, and where each day is an opportunity for growth. This is the world that “Self-Healing 101” opens up to you. It’s a world where you’ll learn to:

  • Embrace Self-Care: Prioritize your well-being and make self-care an integral part of your daily routine.
  • Conquer Stress: Equip yourself with effective stress management techniques to regain control over your life.
  • Cultivate Mindfulness: Develop mindfulness practices that bring clarity, presence, and serenity to […]

Are you ready for true love?


Adventure Time

Picture this: you’re embarking on the grand quest of relationship exploration, from your teen years right into your roaring twenties. It’s all about diving into different connections, soaking up the fun, and mastering the art of communication. Here, you’re figuring out what makes your heart race and your smile sparkle, seeking out partners who ignite your excitement and keep you on your toes.

Steady as She Goes

Welcome to the stability phase, where college shenanigans meet adulting. You’re wrapping up your studies, gearing up for a career, and maybe even considering sharing your space with someone special. It’s all about finding that ride-or-die companion who’s there for the ups, downs, and everything in between. Compatibility, companionship, and emotional connection are the name of the game.

Grown-Up Vibes

Ah, the maturation phase—where wisdom meets whimsy. You’ve finished college and landed a stable gig,  or at least you’re on your way.  You’re feeling like a certified adult. Now, you’re eyeing the next big adventure: building a life and a family. You’re on the lookout for a partner who’s got the whole package—self-sufficiency, teamwork skills, and a sprinkle of fun. Together, you’re ready to […]

Elevate your life: A holistic guide to self improvment

A Holistic Guide to Self-Improvement

By Jennifer Scott 

The quest for self-improvement is often perceived as a daunting journey, filled with complexities. Yet, the reality is quite the opposite. A fulfilling life, marked by well-rounded growth, is achievable through small, conscious changes. In this article from Tracey Cardello, we’ll delve into practical methods to inspire holistic self-improvement.

Embrace Regular Exercise

The adage, “Your body is your temple,” holds profound truth. Consistent exercise yields numerous physical benefits, such as weight management and improved cardiovascular health. Beyond the physical, exercise has the power to uplift your mood and drastically reduce stress levels, thanks to the release of endorphins. Hence, prioritizing physical health should be a cornerstone in your self-improvement journey.

Opt for Healthier Eating Habits

Nutrition plays a vital role in how we feel and function. A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients can drastically improve digestion, amplify energy levels, and boost mental clarity. These benefits contribute to a sense of overall well-being, reinforcing the need for healthier eating habits as a key factor in self-improvement.

Find a Better Living Space

The environment in which you live has a significant impact on your health, both mental and physical. A living space that is cluttered, poorly lit, […]

Exploring Shadow Work in Energy Psychology: A Path to Self-Acceptance and Healing

Exploring Shadow Work in Energy Psychology: A Path to Self-Acceptance and Healing

Shadow work, a cornerstone of energy psychology, offers a profound journey of self-exploration and healing. Rooted in the idea of integrating disowned aspects of the self, this transformative process fosters greater self-awareness, authenticity, and emotional resilience.

Understanding Shadow Work

Shadow work delves into the unconscious parts of ourselves that we may have suppressed or rejected. Through this process, we confront past traumas and experiences, gaining insight into our behaviors and beliefs. With the guidance of a skilled energy psychology therapist, individuals embark on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

Benefits of Shadow Work

  • Greater Self-Awareness: By acknowledging and accepting all aspects of ourselves, we gain deeper self-understanding and clarity in our actions and choices.
  • Healing Past Wounds: Exploring suppressed emotions and traumas enables us to heal emotional wounds, fostering emotional resilience and wellbeing.
  • Authenticity and Self-Acceptance: Embracing our shadow selves leads to a profound sense of authenticity and self-acceptance.  Inner peace and fulfillment.
  • Improved Relationships: Integrating disowned aspects of ourselves enhances our ability to connect authentically with others, fostering deeper and more meaningful relationships.

Techniques in Shadow Work

  • Dream Analysis: Unraveling the symbols and imagery in dreams offers […]

Embracing Wellness: Unveiling the Healing Power of Holistic Psychotherapy and Its Transformative Benefits

Transformation is at the heart of holistic psychotherapy. At its core, holistic psychotherapy considers the person as an interconnected whole. It is founded on the principle that each aspect of our being — conscious, unconscious, body, soul — cannot be isolated in the journey towards healing. This synthesis offers a powerful catalyst for change, acknowledging that true wellness comes from harmony within ourselves and with the world around us.

Simple Strategies for Weaving Energy Psychology into Everyday Life

What is Energy Psychology?

At its core, Energy Psychology is a revolutionary approach that transcends conventional psychotherapeutic methods, integrating Eastern energy techniques with Western psychological paradigms. It addresses the dynamic interplay of neurological, biological, and energetic patterns that influence our mental health. You’ll find techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), and Ask and Receive are found to have profound effects on reducing emotional distress, fostering personal growth, and enhancing overall well-being.

Beginning Your Day with Intention

One key to harnessing the power of Energy Psychology lies in how you start your day. Establishing a morning routine that sets a positive tone can be incredibly impactful. Incorporating mindful breathing, meditative practices, a daily routine of energy corrections or a brief session of tapping can awaken your internal energy flow and fortify your emotional resilience for the day ahead.

Integrating Energy Psychology Throughout the Day

It’s not just about how you begin your day, but also how you navigate the ebb and flow of daily stressors. The simple act of conscious breathing can serve as an anchor, bringing you back to a state of balance amidst chaos. Here are a few bullet points on how you can weave Energy Psychology into […]

My journey

My Own Healing Journey

When I decided to take charge of my own healing, I had no idea where to start. I discovered writing is very therapeutic. It became my refuge, a place where I could connect with my inner world in an authentic way. Writing became my most trusted way of processing emotions I didn’t even know I harbored inside since childhood. I discovered shame, anger, fear, grief, and eventually, self-compassion.

With mindfulness, I learned to allow my pain to surface, if only for a brief time, then I could easily heal it with a variety of energy psychology techniques, including EFT, Ask and Recieve, HBLU, Emotion Code and Body Code.  

My pain was a part of me and I was done running from it; it was time I faced it.

I learned to sense into my body, little by little, as the anxiety of reconnecting with my physical sensations was very powerful. But I realized the only way out was through—through the body—so in order to move the stuck emotions that had a tight grip over me for decades I had to allow and accept them, I had to feel the anger, the shame, the grief.

Slowly, I learned to give […]

Identify, Intervene and Reset.

As a life long seeker of good health and well being, I understand the profound impact that emotions can have on our well-being. We are inherently emotional beings, designed to express and process our feelings openly. However, many of us have learned to suppress and repress our emotions, particularly those considered “negative,” as a means of fitting in and gaining acceptance.

My personal journey mirrors the struggles experienced by countless individuals who have grown up in environments where emotional expression was discouraged or invalidated. In my childhood home, the prevailing belief was that children should be seen and not heard. This lack of emotional validation and support left me feeling invisible, ashamed, and alone. I internalized the message that certain emotions were unacceptable, leading me to bury my pain deep within myself.

The consequences of this emotional suppression became evident as I navigated adulthood and parenthood. Old wounds resurfaced, manifesting as existential pain, anxiety, and depression and eating issues. It was in this pivotal moment that I recognized the need to confront and heal the emotional residue that had accumulated within me over the years. I found true relief I had been searching for in HBLU.

Repression of emotions creates a toxic burden […]

Why can’t I stop thinking so much?

It can be challenging to stop thinking so much, especially if you tend to ruminate or worry excessively. However, there are a few strategies you can try to help calm your mind and reduce excessive thinking:

  1. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, can help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, and can help you learn to observe them without getting caught up in them.
  2. Exercise: Physical activity, such as going for a walk or practicing yoga, can be a helpful way to reduce stress and clear your mind. Exercise releases endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce anxiety.
  3. Engage in enjoyable activities: Doing activities you enjoy, such as listening to music or spending time with loved ones, can help distract your mind from excessive thinking and provide a positive outlet for your energy.
  4. Write down your thoughts: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a helpful way to process them and gain a sense of clarity. Try journaling for a few minutes each day to help release any pent-up emotions.
  5. Practice self-compassion: Be gentle and kind to yourself when you […]
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