Monday 18th December 2017,
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All posts by Liz

Taking Care of Yourself — part 2

  In my last post, I talked about the three most important things you can do to take care of yourself when going through a difficult time in your life. I talked about Diet and Exercise as well as the [...]

May 20, 2012 Managing Your Fear

Taking Care of Yourself

  In addition to the four tools I’ve laid out for you to use when combatting the fear that might arise when you’re facing a difficult situation, there are some other things you can do to take care of yourself [...]

April 6, 2012 Managing Your Fear

Surrender, Step-By-Step

  Your Breathing techniques, Visualizations, and Mantras will prepare you for whatever ordeal you will be facing, and they’ll be an important part of getting you through it. However, once you are in the situation, whatever it is, you have [...]

March 15, 2012 Managing Your Fear


  In the last post, I talked about, Breathing, the first tool you should have at your disposal when feeling anxious, apprehensive, or fearful.. Visualization is the second powerful tool you should can use when facing a frightening event in [...]

February 15, 2012 Managing Your Fear

The Ten Best Wedding Sites in Santa Cruz

  We visited many sites before choosing one for our daughter’s wedding. These were our favorites, ranked in no particular order. 1. Senson House 1. The Senson House is a lovely, historic house on the Cabrillo College Campus that is [...]

February 15, 2012 Planning A Wedding


  Your first tool for dealing with fear is something you already do constantly, both day and night. It’s called Breathing. What can I possibly tell you about something you already do without even thinking about it? The answer is: [...]

January 16, 2012 Managing Your Fear

On Their Own

  In keeping with what I said in the last post, my husband, David, and I came to the realization that we had to be more careful about insisting on our own ideas for the wedding when our daughter and [...]

January 10, 2012 Planning A Wedding


  In this series, “Four Tools for Managing Your Fear,”  I have discussed the usefulness of  Breathing and Visualization techniques. In this post, I will present the third tool, Mantras. When I was a college student, I took a class [...]

December 15, 2011 Managing Your Fear

The Day My Life Changed

  In the interest of full disclosure, I need to tell you, right from the get-go, that, when it comes to hospitals and people in white coats, I am a total wimp! My mother was a nurse, and when I [...]

November 30, 2011 Managing Your Fear

What Is A Wedding?

This is a silly question. Everyone knows that a wedding occurs when two people get married. But, what is a wedding beyond the saying of the vows and the blessing of the minister or justice of the peace? What does [...]

September 15, 2011 Planning A Wedding