Fight Depression with Being Grateful Everyday

By Nancy Stoops Gratitude isn’t something that should only be felt once a year on Thanksgiving.  I feel we should acknowledge everyday all that we are grateful for.  Being grateful seems to take us out of our pity parties and focus more on what we have rather then what we don’t.  We take so many […]

Be Who You Want to Become

By Nancy Stoops Change is something that doesn’t happen overnight.  Just for a moment I want you to think about who you long to be.  For me I always want to be happy and peaceful.  The way that I work on this is by trying to smile, laugh and appreciate every day and then I […]

Are You Living to Die or Dying To Live?

By Nancy Stoops   Our lives are truly about our mindset and how we view our lives.  I must ask you if you are living to die or are you dying to live.  These two ways for which people live sure do look and sound the same but they couldn’t be more different.  Take a […]

Anxiety and Our Youth

By Nancy Stoops  I have been a psychotherapist for eighteen years and have worked with people of all ages with various issues.  I’m constantly amazed when I have a child or teen brought to me for anxiety issues. We seem to have created a generation that feels very inadequate and struggles with growing up and being successful.  The issues this generation worries about are […]

Spring Cleaning For the Soul

By Nancy Stoops I’m so happy to invite you to Spring Cleaning for the Soul, the latest wellness event facilitated by me and sponsored by the City of Walnut.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. until noon. This amazing opportunity to totally get cleansed mind, body and spirit […]

Finding The Good Is Possible

By Nancy Stoops Being the eternal optimist that I am I still believe there is so much good in our world.  I see it everyday in random acts of kindness and I think people really want to be good and kind.  I think people are afraid because of what they hear on the news.  Many […]

Are You Living to Die or Dying To Live?

By Nancy Stoops Our lives are truly about our mindset and how we view our lives.  I must ask you if you are living to die or are you dying to live.  These two ways for which people live sure do look and sound the same but they couldn’t be more different.  Take a look […]

The Amazing Power of Positive Thinking

By Nancy Stoops I’m always told that I’m a very positive thinker despite all the tragedy my life has brought me.  Yes I’ve experienced many horrific things in my life.  I don’t focus on all that I have lost and on all of the death that I have experienced in my life.  I stay focused […]

Healing Your Heart and Spirit

By Nancy Stoops It takes an incredible amount of courage to start therapy.   Many people start therapy but leave just as they are really starting to deal with their core issues.  In order to really heal, a person must not only face their demons but take them on and beat them.  This is a scary […]

Giving Up Isn’t Allowed

By Nancy Stoops I’ve always known since I was five years old or so I was put in this world to make it better and to help others heal.  People often wonder why I’m so very positive even though I have lost most of my family.  I feel I don’t have the luxury of giving […]

The Recent School Shooting

By Nancy Stoops The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14,2018 is something that will be so very difficult for so many to recover from.  I remember being in court seeing my brother’s picture after he was murdered by a bullet to the head.  I know it took a very long […]

Everyday Heroes

By Nancy Stoops There is so much good left in our world.  I run into wonderful people daily.  In my eyes you don’t have to acquire super powers or wear a cape to be a hero.  For me, a hero is somebody that models all the good characteristics one should have.  A hero is a […]

You Can Depend On You

By Nancy Stoops Just recently I had an experience that reminded me of how very capable I am and how I can depend on myself.  After my fabulous trip to Antarctica, I found out the airline to fly me home was on strike.  It seemed like I was so alone in this and must admit […]

Being an Original

By Nancy Stoops I have always been different from others and have needed to do things my way.  I always knew that I would need a lot of education so that I’d be able to work for myself and make a great living.  I have always been a leader and never have done much following. […]

Antarctica the Seventh Continent

By Nancy Stoops Part of my holidays I had the pleasure of hanging out with some new penguin friends.  Yes I travelled to the continent of Antarctica my seventh and final continent.  Now I can finally say I have been to every continent and have the proud honor of being a world traveler.  I have […]

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 […]

An Invitation for Wellness in 2018

By Nancy Stoops As we celebrate a brand New Year it’s also time to celebrate ourselves.  I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to my Taste of Wellness 2018 event sponsored by the city of Walnut and facilitated by me.  This wonderful and free event will take place Saturday January 20, […]

2018 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 […]

No More Failed New Year Resolutions

By Nancy Stoops It’s that time of year where we all start setting some new resolutions for 2017. As we do this, we also wonder why we didn’t meet our 2016 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 […]

Embracing the Season

By Nancy Stoops Lights are being hung everywhere.  People have a twinkle of joy in their eyes.  The air is crisp and clean and I feel filled with excitement, as I prepare to celebrate the holidays with my loved ones. Ever since I was a very little girl I have really enjoyed this time of […]