Happiness Is Free For Everybody

By Nancy Stoops They don’t sell happiness at the mall or online.  Happiness is free and available to all that want it.  Happiness is in those indescribable amazing moments.  Those moments that give you goose bumps and really let you know you are alive.  I call them as-good –as- it-gets moments.  I know the world […]

Be Proud To Be Unique

By Nancy Stoops I have always looked for the unique in this world.  Growing up I always heard how different I was and how differently I did things.  I take pride in being unique and not wanting to be ordinary.  For me, being unique has always given me a silent inner strength, never a weakness. […]

The End of the School Year is Near

By Nancy Stoops  Another school is almost over and every student can’t wait until summer.  Finals still must be studied for and taken.  Help your student do their absolute very best up until the very last test is taken, paper is turned in and last day has come and gone.  Help remind your student that […]

Focusing On the Good in Your Life

By Nancy Stoops We all have stories about our imperfect lives and childhoods.  Many of us have survived tragedy and horrific events.  There are many times where life seems to test us and just feels very hard and overwhelming.  These are the times we have a hard time seeing all the good, we have in […]

Imagination

By Nancy Stoops I can remember gathering leaves of all colors and shapes, collecting sea shells and anything else that one might find in the water.  I would fill up my wagon with water and create an underwater adventure for everybody to enjoy with the use of a snorkel and mask.  My friends and I […]

Spreading Good In The World

By Nancy Stoops  I am very blessed in that, as a therapist, I help people heal and then allow them to become the best version of themselves.  This is truly why I was put in this world.  As awesome as my life’s work is, please don’t underestimate the power that you all have in this […]

Designing Your Own Life

By Nancy Stoops Do you let everybody else run your life?  Do you feel as though you have no choices and that life can’t ever get better?  What is it that seems to keep you stuck?  How many times have you asked yourself these questions?  Let’s see if we can’t answer a few of them.  […]

Everyday Mindfulness

By Nancy Stoops All we seem to be hearing about is “being mindful” and the benefits that come from it.  Be mindful involves being in the moment, being totally engaged in what you are doing.  For example, let’s say you are mindfully walking your dog.  As you walk, you really pay attention to the rhythm […]

Don’t Let Life Pass You By

By Nancy Stoops When we are young, we can’t wait to turn eighteen.  When we are eighteen, we can’t wait until we are twenty-one.  Now that we are adults, we can’t wait to graduate college and get married.  Now that we are married we can’t wait to have a family and buy a house.  We […]

Believe You Can and You Will

By Nancy Stoops Just for a moment, think about your mindset regarding yourself.  What is your internal dialogue?  Do you tend to tell yourself you can, and so you do, or do you tell yourself you can’t so you don’t?  Also what is that mindset based on, and is it really your truth?  If you […]

Deciding To Start Therapy

By Nancy Stoops Deciding to start therapy can be a very hard decision.  It’s hard to admit to ourselves that we can’t do it on our own and that we need some help.  The truth is even though we take care of ourselves sometimes we need the help of a good doctor or an antibiotic […]

Wellness Is Empowering

By Nancy Stoops  Everybody seems to be talking about wellness. I just did a seminar for the city of Walnut on wellness and we had over a hundred people attend.  I think wellness comes from having a healthy mind, body and spirit.  I tell my clients the same thing.  I think wellness comes from being […]

Dreams Become Reality When You Believe In Yourself

By Nancy Stoops We all have dreams for our life.  Why is it that some of us turn our dreams into reality and some of us just keep dreaming?  Why do some of us find the motivation to make our dreams come true and others just give up?  I believe we are all capable of […]

Happiness

By Nancy Stoops Most people believe that there is a road to happiness.  Most people believe that certain things need to occur to be happy.  Most people spend their whole life on a quest for happiness but never get there.  I believe happiness is a choice.  I believe happiness is a mindset.  I believe it’s […]

No More Failed New Year Resolutions

By Nancy Stoops It’s that time of year where we all start setting some new resolutions for 2016.  As we do this, we also wonder why we didn’t meet our 2015 resolutions.  Usually the reason we don’t accomplish resolutions or goals in general is because we make them unrealistic.  We also don’t give ourselves credit […]

Embrace Wellness in 2017 with a FREE Wellness Workshop

By City of Walnut  Walnut – The City of Walnut invites you to join us for a Taste of Wellness in the new year with free demonstrations, chair massages, meet and greet with registered therapy dogs and a hot tea bar. The Free Wellness workshop with Nancy Stoops, M.A M.F.T. and special guest will take […]

2017 The Magic Year

By Nancy Stoops Happy New Year to all of you wonderful beings. Yes it’s a new beginning for us all.   It’s a chance to start fresh and finally become who you are meant to be. The New Year brings unlimited possibilities and new energy that helps us believe, the sky is the limit.  The New […]

What is the Real Christmas Magic?

By Nancy Stoops Every time I see the look on my grandson’s face when he sees all the lights,  I feel the Christmas magic.  I feel the hope that the lights seem to bring.  That is the real Christmas magic.  Every time I wish somebody happy holidays and they light up and smile I feel […]

A Gift from the Heart is Priceless

By Nancy Stoops Times are tough for so many right now.  I know the media makes us feel like we show our love by spending lots of money.  It shows people giving diamonds and luxury cars and the message is that if you really love somebody you’ll give them this type of gift.  The truth […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Giving

By Nancy Stoops This is truly a magnificent time of year.  I love the holiday spirit and all the houses shining ever so brightly.  There’s a crispness in the air, yet the sun is sparkling ever so brilliantly.  It’s definitely time to celebrate how blessed we all are, yet so many with be going without […]