Breaking Free: The Power of Reframing

transformation Sep 27, 2021

I was so honored to be asked to contribute to the September 2021 issue of Authentic Insider Magazine! The title of my article is, "Breaking Free: The Power of Reframing." It can be found on pages 10-12: simplebooklet.com/authenticinsidermagazineseptember2021issue

Reframing is about changing your perspective. I was not able to stop cycling through my trauma and focusing on all that I had lost until I learned to change my perspective on my trauma.

If you would like to learn more about how I broke free from my trauma and how you can do the same, sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Transform Your Life Podcast Interview

podcast transformation Sep 08, 2021

I had a wonderful conversation with Ange and Ashley on the Transform Your Life podcast. We discussed my book, the beauty in sharing the scary, how to reclaim control, and planning for a future that you design, among many other interesting topics. I am hopeful you will find value in listening to our conversation together.

You can also listen to this episode and other great episodes on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and other major podcast platforms. The episode we did together is called, "Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth with Special Guest Stephanie M. Hutchins."

Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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How I Used Creative Expression to Tell My Story

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2021
 

Just because pain and trauma marked the beginning of my story, doesn't mean they have to mark the ending. Listen to how I used creative expression to tell my story. Hopefully it will give you ideas on how to tell your own story.

To learn more, I dedicate a chapter in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, to creative expression. Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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The Easiest Meditation to Begin With

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2021

Increase Your Focus and Decrease Your Stress

Do you find your mind constantly being pulled in a million different directions and find it difficult to focus on what is currently in front of you? If so, beginning a daily meditation practice can train your mind to continue to come back to a single point of focus, even when you’re not meditating. You will begin to notice the effects of your daily meditation practice trickling down through different aspects of your life.

Watch this video to learn one of the easiest ways to enter into the world of meditation. The benefits to meditation are numerous, but the benefit I appreciate most is the intense focus it allows me to have when at work or when engaging in activities I enjoy. It also decreases my level of stress and anxiety. I am certain you will find similar benefits yourself when you begin a daily meditation practice.


 

Once you listen to the video, find a comfortable seat. You can sit in a chair, sit on a yoga mat, or...

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Growth Can Come Out of Hardship, Even From the COVID-19 Pandemic

podcast Feb 20, 2021

Listen to my interview on the Women Who Inspire Podcast. The podcast started out with talking about how good things can come from hardship, even the pandemic. Then it morphed into a discussion on the environment, human populations growing exponentially, and the inevitable spread of disease.

Although the focus veered away from my business and how I help people emerge from their trauma stronger than they were before, I was glad that I was able to use my love of the environment and teaching during the interview.

If you would like to learn more about how I broke free from my trauma and how you can do the same, sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Take Control of Stress and Anxiety With the Three-Part Breath

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2021

The three-part breath is something I teach all of my students, whether it is in a college classroom, my coaching clients, or a group I am speaking to about self-care. It is one of the quickest ways to calm yourself down and ease stress and anxiety.

I discuss more about the three-part breath and other tools that can be used to cope with stress in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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How Climbing Mountains Is Analogous to Our Struggle With the Coronavirus

podcast Feb 20, 2021

Listen to my interview on the Women Who Inspire Podcast to learn why I think climbing mountains is analogous to the struggles the world is currently facing with the coronavirus.

If you've had a difficult mountain in life that you've had to climb, you'll find benefit in my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Learn About Serotinous Life

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2021

Listen to the brief (4:25 min) interview about my business with the Podcast Business News Network. You will learn about why I chose the business name, Serotinous Life, the mission of my business, and about the release of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth.

Sign up to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, for free: serotinouslife.com/transformation-after-trauma-book

If you would like to read or listen to the full book, you can find the eBook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon.

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Sometimes You’ve Got to Pivot

Uncategorized Feb 03, 2021

On the weekend of December 12, 2020, I had planned to do a 3-day backpacking trip, staying overnight by myself in the woods in winter conditions around the Seward Mountain Range in New York. At first, I was so excited to use a sled for the first time. It’s been my goal for a long time to learn how to drag a sled. I just assumed there would be plenty of snow on the ground in Adirondack High Peaks in mid-December, but then I found out the trails had hardly no snow. So I had to pivot. I decided to still camp, but just not bring as much gear as I had originally planned.

Then I found out there was going to be a chance of rain over the weekend. I don’t mind hiking when it is cold and snowing, but hiking when it is cold and raining makes me nervous. Part of why I wanted to go on this adventure this weekend was to stay mentally and physically prepared for some big climbs I have been planning to do in the future. So I decided to still move forward with my plans, but to pack...

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What Climbing Ojos del Salado Taught Me

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2021

The thought of telling everyone that I did not successfully summit Ojos del Salado (Ojos), the tallest, active volcano in the world, scared me immensely. But, the more I thought about it, that is really what bothered me most, the judgement that would be passed at my failure. The more I thought, the more I realized, it didn’t actually bother me that I didn’t summit. I made the choice to turn back at 6,500 meters (21,325 feet), the highest I have ever climbed to because I was having to stop and catch my breath after every 5 to 10 steps I took. It was a good decision for me to turn back when I did because I had almost no energy to get back down even from that point. I had to stop continuously to rest. Even if I did make it to the summit at 6,893 meters (22,614 feet), I don’t know how I would have ever made it back down to base camp the same day at 5,255 m (17,240 ft).

Climbing that high on my own two feet was a success for me. I was also able to successfully summit my...

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