On Staying Sane: Gratitude Is My Secret Sauce

Many people are experiencing the fall flu, seasonal sadness, financial strife, hopelessness about world events and in general feeling “off.”

The Sssh Yourself episodes are ironic now as I needed to take a pause from recording as I had patient, personal and family emergencies in the last few weeks.

Today as I rallied to see clients while on the mend I wanted to share with all of you that while in  CRISIS mode the POWER of GRATITUDE saves the day.

Tune Into Gratitude IS my Secret Sauce:

Show Notes:

The Impact of Gratitude On Mental Health 

 

Don’t Drink The Sociopath Koolaid

“Just say no to drinking the sociopath koolaid.” (IG POST 11/14//22)
Dr. Denise
❤️♾
#drdeniseshow #rockingabetrayal #sociopath #mythbusting
I was profiled/targeted in 2017 by a sociopath.
Judgment won 2018.
FBI contacted 2019.
Others warned.
Ponzi Scheme (ish).
Burner phones.
Threats.(life threatening)
A knock on my door recently happened again related to this case.
Matrix style.
It was a “red pill vs blue pill” moment.
I called BS in lightning ⚡️ speed.
Someday the ENTIRE story will be revealed, all in Divine Time.
I was undersestimated.
Just go to “The Alchemy of Betrayal” episode~ there are multiple episodes and links to #hewhoshallnotbenamed
The Mastery of such an experience by going INTO the suffering to ALCHEMIZE into > LOVE is the SWEET SPOT.
#alchemy #everythingisenergy
I have had many guardian angels along the way.
2022 has been NEXT LEVEL as I Absolutely Tolerate NO BS.
Be AWARE when someone’s words, thoughts and actions do NOT match up.
Remember to TRUST your Intuition & get the DATA.
&
Surround yourself with others with a VIBRATIONAL MATCH of INTEGRITY.
Stay Tuned.
❤️
#ININ #IN #Integrity

Real Life, School Safety: On Staying Sane Series

Let’s face it the stress of every day life is real, especially for our children in these unimaginable times of mental health crisis and the rise in school shootings around the world.

This is a vulnerable share show recorded on 11/5/22 right after an open forum zoom meeting with my son’s school administration after a school threat this past week. Thankfully everyone’s safe and mental health counseling was available for everyone.

I chose to keep my son home as he was also fighting off a cold and it gave me a lot of time to allow him to unpack his feelings and for us to get closer in these trying times that all of us are experiencing.

Listen here:

Active Shooter Drills 

Creative Minds Series with TV Host and Producer Christine Blanchette

“Creativity fuels the soul…”~Dr. Denise

The Spirit of Everyday Magic is what comes to mind as I introduce the next guest.

Why?

Christine Blanchette discusses her “running appointment” with herself as the foundation to reaching her AUTHENTIC SELF.

Her devotion to self care, deep play, and her creative curious approach to LIFE as been the embodiment of her UNIQUE Intuitive Golden Thread in all the hats she wears as a Writer, Host, Producer, Coach, Daughter, Friend and Creator.

Ready to be INSPIRED?!

Meet Christine:

“Be who you are there is no-one like you.” Christine Blanchette

Christine Blanchette is a nationally published health and fitness/lifestyle writer. She writes a weekly column in Quebec’s second largest English language newspaper, The Sherbrooke Record and freelances for other notable publications. In addition, Christine is the creator, producer, and host of Run With It, which is Canada’s only running, fitness and health show, airing on Novus (TELUS) TV and YouTube channel. Christine’s other show on Novus (TELUS) TV and YouTube channel is The Closing Act, which profiles musicians, and other movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.
Christine is a regular contributor for Livid Magazine, NY City, and has written stories for The Seattle Times, The Vancouver Sun, Snowshoe Magazine, Canadian Running Magazine, Huffington Post, Women’s National Post, Optimyz Magazine, iRun Magazine and Get Out There Magazine. When she isn’t busy hosting and writing she is running instructor at the University of British Columbia.

The Power of the Sssh Yourself! On Staying Series, Part 2

Dr. Denise teams up with Cathleen O’Toole to take a deeper dive on The Power of the Shhh!  In how to “Shush Yourself,”  you’ll hear dozens of ways to bring calm and peacefulness into your life.  From a coffee mug to lighting in your home, it’s not as hard as you might think to reduce chronic stress that leads to inflammation.  Dr. Denise also details other physical benefits one can get from quieting the mind and the ripple effect this technique can have on your entire circle of loved ones.

This episode targets your mind, body and spiritual health:

 

Part 1 Sssh Yourself!

An Ode to Silence, Cleveland Clinic article

Stress/Inflammation article

 

DEEP DIVE on The Liminal Odyssey with Sande Hart, Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond

Part 2

“Gather Women.”

These profound words dropped into Sande’s awareness on the morning of 9/11/01.

This is a Part 2 episode and DEEP DIVE with Sande Hart about her book “The Liminal  Odyssey,The Alchemical Power of the Spaces IN-Between.”

Alchemy in Motion Quantum Hacks including how to Cultivate AWARENESS, Foster Reverent Relationships, and Honor the Divine Transmissions that WE as a collective are receiving are in this Sacred Space interview.

Accept the Invitation:

 Here is Part 1

I personally want to thank Sande and all of her TEAM Of Angels in all of the realms here on Earth and Beyond that allowed this book to birth and for OUR time together.

xoxo

Dr. Denise

 

Sande Hart is an award-winning leader in the fields of women’s empowerment and interfaith community building. She founded the women’s interfaith international grassroots organization S.A.R.A.H. (The Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope) the morning of 911, an instinct to gather women of diverse faiths to protect all that they consider sacred, now in its 20th year. She founded and served as director of Charter for Compassion’s Women and Girls sector, served as chair for the United Religions Initiative for North America and serves on the Women’s Task Force for The Parliament of World’s Religions. She is also the founder of Compassionate California. Sande is currently being inducted into the Women’s Oral History Library of Claremont Colleges.

Introduction to The Liminal Odyssey with Sande Hart, Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond

“Gather Women.”

These profound words dropped into Sande’s awareness on the morning of 9/11/01.

Join Sande Hart and I on a discussion of the “process” of listening to your inner voice, aka your intuition, that allows OUR magical moments to be appreciated and to be birthed.

This part 1 with Sande discusses her new book ” The Liminal  Odyssey,The Alchemical Power of the Spaces IN-Between” and the AHA moment that ignited S.A.R.A.H., The Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope!

Right here:

Here is Part 2

 

Sande Hart is an award-winning leader in the fields of women’s empowerment and interfaith community building. She founded the women’s interfaith international grassroots organization S.A.R.A.H. (The Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope) the morning of 911, an instinct to gather women of diverse faiths to protect all that they consider sacred, now in its 20th year. She founded and served as director of Charter for Compassion’s Women and Girls sector, served as chair for the United Religions Initiative for North America and serves on the Women’s Task Force for The Parliament of World’s Religions. She is also the founder of Compassionate California. Sande is currently being inducted into the Women’s Oral History Library of Claremont Colleges.

Sssh Yourself! On Staying Sane Series

Sssh Yourself!

What does slowing down look like to you? Let’s face it, it is not easy to do.

I find helpful phrases to remind myself and my clients to stay in moments of now with grace and ease in some of the most challenging times.

This is a light dive pregame show on this topic of Ssshing yourself:

Learn to Trust Your Intuition

The inner knowing that fearlessly drops into awareness is INTUITION.
How do we have CLARITY of Mind to allow FLOW state to happen?
Mental wellness “self checks” through out the day set a foundation.
Ask yourself:
Am I starting my day with gratitude and integrating throughout the day?
How is my selfcare & DEEP PLAY?
Nutrition?
Exercise?
Sleep?
Sex life?
Random acts of kindness?
Focused Intentions/ follow through?
Am I spending time in Nature?
Who do I share my free time with?
What is my inner dialogue like?
Who is allowed in my Inner Circle?
Are my words, thoughts and actions matching up? My colleagues? My friends? My family?
Can I say NO or not now if I am overwhelmed or overbooked?
Inner Peace is unique for all of US & requires UNIVERSAL ingredients of awareness, self love and altruism to navigate moments of crisis to thrive.
Remember WE all process and perceive our environment in our own unique way, I call it our NEUROSTYLE.
By integrating the FABULOUS Five dimensions:
Biological
Psychological
Social
Cultural
Spiritual
&
Sixth Sense Intuition
We can…
(Drum Roll Please)
Embrace Our Neurostyle and Beyond!
#embraceyourneurostyleandbeyond
@DrDeniseMD (IG & FB)
❤️♾❤️
P.S. If you read the entire post you are probably a UNIVERSE Geek too.
(smile)
#deepplay

Mental Wellness, Life Hacks & Reverent Relationships with Dr. Joyce Spurgeon

Are you experiencing low energy, overwhelm or stress?

Financial challenges?

Seasonal mood changes?

Emotional disconnect?

Anticipation of the holidays?

You are not alone and this is the episode for you!

It is an honor to have Dr. Joyce Spurgeon, board certified psychiatrist back to discuss mental wellness, life hacks and the importance of meaningful relationships:

 

Joyce A Spurgeon, MD completed medical school at the University of Louisville and went on to do her residency in adult psychiatry there.  When she finished her residency, she stayed at University of Louisville as the associate training director for the psychiatric residency.  She progressed up and associate professor and became the training director and her clinical work was specializing in the treatment of mental illness in the peripartum period.  Following her time at UofL, she changed the directions in her career.  She was hired as the only psychiatrist at a Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana where she has worked for the past 7 years.  She is proud to work closely with the primary care providers to help treat mental illness in a vastly underserved community.

Thank you Dr. Joyce Spurgeon for joining me in 2022:

Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Dr. Joyce Spurgeon 

Are You Ready For Help?

Health Integrity Part 1 & Part 2

Sacred Remembrance of Jeannie, Dr. Joyce’s best friend who passed away from suicide:

Two little girls kneel over the mud pile- they are making their specialty- mud pies are so much fun to create.  They are covered in mud, their sweaty hair sticky to their heads, but huge smiles wreath their faces.  They join hands and pledge to be best friends forever.  Those hands age over the years but they always find their way back to each other.  In middle and high school, their lives divide but when things get really tough, the call in the middle of the night always goes to the other.  Their adult lives move them into different locations, yet when they talk, it is as if no time has passed.  Something happened in those early years over the mud piles, wild sledding snow days, church camp, and bike riding…..they became each other’s anchor.  They each wanted to find ways to help other people.  One became a nurse, the other a doctor.  Yet, when they talked, they were just two little girls in adult bodies.

When mental illness hit my friend, I , as a psychiatrist, felt scared.  I knew what was happening.  I could see all the warning signs, and I could not control the progression.  I tried to prepare her parents for what might happen and what I hoped to never witness.   I got her into treatment.  I asked for many favors for people to try to help her because I could only be her friend.  It was not enough.  My worst fears were realized…..my tow headed best buddy from the age of 4 was gone…..she hung herself because we had told all of the local gun stores to not sell her a gun.  We thought we had protected her.  It is only in a small town that you can get away with this type of protection.  Yet, she believed that the only way that she could be free was to stand before Jesus and ask for forgiveness, so she decided to go and do that.  Yet what she left behind….well, she left us journals that tried to explain her reasoning but only revealed her illness.  For, in truth, none of us are better because she is gone.

Jeannie died by suicide on May 17th.  That day is a day that changed the course of my life.  I lost one of my anchors, one of the people who knew me as no one else will ever know me in my life.  When she died, I promised myself that I would not let the way she died define who she was.  She has and will always be my best buddy from my childhood, the keeper of my dreams and hopes.  And, I will continue to carry her with me for the rest of my life.  She still walks with her hand in mine- I just can’t feel it in real life anymore, but I know it is there.    So, I talk about how she died because I feel like she was taken too soon from us all because of her mental illness, yet I want you to know that her life was so much more to me.  I never thought that this is how the story of those two little girls would end.  I will miss you forever, my friend.

 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800 273-8255. #988