The O’Brien Wellness Blog

Information and Random Thoughts From Me to You

Why Occupational Therapists Make Great Life Coaches

  Let me introduce you to the profession of Occupational Therapy.   A little history on OT:   OT was initially developed in 1917 to assist soldiers returning from war. Many of them were injured and felt lost in their place in the world. At the time, nurses were...

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Lightness shines light on the Darkness

Let me set the stage: As of late, I have been making a conscious effort to get my butt out of bed in the morning and make time to walk. The weather is thinking about heading towards spring here in Upstate NY. So the mornings are not quite as cold, and I find the walks...

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?

New Years Day is just around the corner and the ads are starting: lose weight now join the gym get organized Every year companies and the media bombard us praying on our insecurities and making us feel imperfect and flawed. Consumerism is at an all-time high, while...

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SURRENDER

  Surrender from the head Surrender from expectations Surrender from perfection   ideals & judgement Surrender from the process   Surrender into pleasure  laughter    enjoyment     the moment   Surrender to life as it is   as it could be   Surrender              ...

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The Heart

  the heart opens when it is ready the ability to let go of past pain to be vulnerable to be real to be authentic the heart can heal into something stronger kinder more passionate it can grow new perceptions it can forgive it can let go it can surprise us with its...

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Looking Back to Move Forward

How many times have you seen that inspirational picture saying "don't look back". I never believed in regrets, as all my "mistakes" led me to where I am today. I have an amazing husband and two pretty special kids and a life full of amazingness. But sometimes when we...

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Stability Before Mobility

I am a life-long learner. I am constantly seeking out new modalities to work with my clients. So naturally, I stumbled across a program for a Professional Yoga Therapist that seemed right up my current interest alley. Since the first part of the program is offered via...

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What If You’re Not Who You Are

  What if you are not who you are?  What do I mean by this? We are shaped by our surroundings, our family values, our culture, and society. These all have an impact on our values and what drives us. But what happens when be are introduced to a different way of...

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The Resistance to Spiritual Growth

I recently had the fortunate opportunity to listen to one of Gabby Berstein's workshops on the Art of Manifesting, and I was even more fortunate to enjoy the company of a good friend while growing from it. We both sat laughing, tearing up, and many moments of "oh" and...

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