Judith Auslander, MA, MAIS, CLC, CHt

"Change is Hard – Let's make it Easy"

Take Pause

What does it mean to Pause? What could you accomplish in a moment’s Pause?
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Good questions – yes?

How many of you actually take time during your day to Pause? If you are like me – not near often enough. I even went so far as to purchase a bracelet that has a buzzer that goes off every 90 minutes to remind me to Pause. The only problem with it is that every 90 minutes I am treated with a shock to my system as it buzzes on my wrist.


I took it off. And there went $40 down… Continue reading

I can’t believe it is already February 2016…

I can’t believe it is already February 2016 – but maybe I say that every year. Time just goes so quickly and things that I was determined to get done in January – well – they are now postponed for February. Do you do that? I think, unfortunately, that’s what most of us do. I believe in goals and working for what we really want for tomorrow – and yet, I also believe in living in the present and enjoying the gift of “today.”

So, how can you make plans for tomorrow and continue to enjoy and take in all… Continue reading

Are you sick and tired of the Holiday Gift Giving Crazies?

Are you sick and tired of the Holiday Gift Giving Crazies? christmas-541782_1920

Four ways to stop the craziness!

Me too! That horrible shopping frenzy which is all about trying to find that special something that is going to please your loved one. Or maybe it is that office gift exchange that has so much more tied to it than just a gift.

Like you, I have shopped until the idea of sticking out my credit card one more time was too much to bear (in fact, my attitude becomes quite bear-like). Why was I doing this? How did it happen… Continue reading


Unpredictable health flair-up’s

Chronic health issues – especially when the symptom flare-ups are unpredictable – can really disrupt your life. It is made worse if you have a family to take care of, a job that you must attend to, and just daily living chores. I get it.

Why do I “get it?” My story!

I have lived with an unpredictable illness for 41 years and I have nearly died so many times, that I have actually lost count. If I am a cat – humm, not sure how many more lives I have left.

I actually have a few… Continue reading

It’s all YOUR Fault!

Yup! That’s what we say – a lot! We are masters at blaming others for our headache, bumped knee, lack of exercise, or eating chocolate. We blame everyone for everything – no matter how silly the blaming may be.

We are late for an appointment – it’s all the fault of the construction they HAVE to do during the busiest hours of the day.

“Dinner is late because …….”

“I would have been here on time but ……”

“I have a headache because …..”

And of course we can all relate to “The dog ate my homework.”

In the blame… Continue reading

Sometimes I am a Biatch!

Recently, I have had to face a few things in my life that have made me angry, created necessary changing of plans, and all in all, asked me to be more flexible then I wanted to be.

All of this change had made me feel – well – pissy! Do you ever feel pissy? When she comes out, I usually wish I could eliminate her. She is not the nicest of people – mostly because she doesn’t feel very nice. The “pissy” me is short with people (beyond my normal height challenges) and has an unpleasant face and can be… Continue reading

I’m Talking To Myself Again – Am I Crazy?

Do you find yourself talking to yourself? Do you find yourself questioning your sanity? I heard once that you are only crazy if you actually answer yourself. Well, maybe we aren’t crazy – in fact – maybe self-talk is what keeps us sane!

MediaBakery_IMZ0014821My May/June edition of Psychology Today actually had an article about Self-Talk, The Voice of Reason. I’ll buy that just on the title – I always knew I was more reasonable than others – my logic always worked for me. Right? As it turns out – yes, you do have the best advice for yourself –… Continue reading

Don’t Fart in Public!

Don’t fart in public!Why?Because it goes against our social norms. As social beings, we follow a list of prescribed social norms for the society we live in. I would love to find society where farting, picking my nose, and burping in public were all socially acceptable. However, because I live where I do, I work very hard at being normal.When we fart or burp, we may blush with embarrassment.What happens when we fail? Generally, we feel shame. Fart in public, and you probably feel shame (maybe run down the other aisle in the store leaving your offense behind you.) We immediately try to do something that will bring us back to appropriate behavior. We want to remain a part of our tribe. Continue reading
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