Susan Golicic’s Blog Posts
Humans are wired for story. We love to hear them, and we love to be part of them. Our brains love stories because they help explain why things are happening and why we feel the way we do. Storytelling is a large industry as well as part of the tapestry...Read More »
Work is a large part of our lives, and therefore, feeling good about your work a big part of your well-being. Occupational wellness is about finding meaning and purpose in your job – whether in your current position or a new one. A job doesn’t feel like a job if...Read More »
A guest blog from our partner, Kimsey, at Progressive Health and Wellness.
In 1999, the cover of Time Magazine boasted “Inflammation: The Secret Killer.” A commonly used but poorly understood term, inflammation has been attributed to the underlying cause of all chronic disease, from diabetes and neurological conditions to autoimmune disorders and...Read More »
Many people have the desire to make an impact and change the world – to improve the treatment of others, to increase equity for women, to challenge current policies, to help give everyone a chance at a beautiful, happy life. But the first step to changing the world is to...Read More »
Feel like you need to make a change in your life? Do it! Whether you have found your purpose, you feel you want more, you are finally going for that elusive goal, whatever the reason, it is always a fine time to create a new vision for you and your...Read More »
This is a follow-up article to the blog, Together We Stand, that provides more suggested actions to take to bring change.
Over the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed some really challenging social issues. The events relating to #metoo, #blacklivesmatter, government upheaval, LGBTQ injustices, and others have opened a giant wound...Read More »
We are bombarded daily with pessimism and cynicism – from the news, society, and even family and friends. If we are not cognizant of this, it can affect our outlook and attitude and even potentially impact our behaviors. Occasionally it can even derail us from our path to having the...Read More »
The definition of a ceremony is an event of significance performed on a special occasion. Most people think of these as being religious or tied to a religion – marriage, funerals, bar mitzvahs – or something formal such as graduation, opening and closing of the Olympics, new year’s eve, etc....Read More »
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every February. Getting dinner reservations around that time is difficult. It is the second busiest time of year for florists (to Mother’s Day). People scramble to buy gifts for their loved one(s), many at the last minute. The day is fraught with expectations of how a...Read More »
We are all about living life uninhibitedly at Uninhibited Wellness – but what does that mean? Here’s an article that we wrote for the Women of Denver magazine!
Most of us have grown up living our lives according to what we were taught by our families and in school, which was...Read More »
Acceptance of what life brings us is difficult. As human beings conditioned by our communities and society we come to have expectations of others and how things will go. This causes us to be tied to outcomes. And we don’t have control over outcomes; so that just sets us up...Read More »
A vacation is “an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling”…the purpose of vacation is to fill up/refill your personal fuel tank. The question is – do you make/take the time for vacation?
Studies show that up to 55% of Americans don’t take all of...Read More »
Or can you? Society generally considers our family to be our biological relations. However, some families – whether through adoption or remarriage – do not have biological ties. Many native cultures have tribes – these are communities comprised of people linked by social, economic, religious and/or blood ties. The word...Read More »
We are wired for connectivity as human beings – but do we really need to be connected 24-7?! Many would argue that personal technology devices such as smart phones allow us to connect with many more people much more efficiently. But does it really? Is a one way message through...Read More »
In the February blog on leaving relationships, I talked about how the head tends to overanalyze things and that the body really knows what we want and need. We generally let our mind take charge – we want reasons for everything we do. We want to justify our actions and...Read More »
Many people entered this year with hesitation, fear and anxiety about how things would change due to the new administration. How would we as individuals be treated? Would there be discriminatory practices and regulations due to the beliefs of those in the new leadership? Several have spoken out, and many...Read More »
Getting into a deep, close relationship with someone – whether a friend or a romantic partner – is a leap of faith. This level of relationship means trusting, loving, being loved, and allowing your authentic self to be seen and heard. There is risk. What if one of you doesn’t...Read More »
Have you been hurt by your significant other because of something they said (or didn’t say)? Have you been angry because they didn’t do what you expected them to do? Are you frustrated with them because they didn’t buy you the gift you were hoping for (and hinted at) over...Read More »
Women, do you sometimes feel your man is not masculine enough? Does he open the door for you? Does he offer to fix things for you? Does he pull out your chair when sitting down? Does he boldly push you against a wall, grab your face and passionately kiss you? ...Read More »
We’ve all experienced loss in our lives – from missing out on a big opportunity to the death of a family member. And we’ve all likely been hurt in relationships, many of us more than once. This loss is not easy to deal with, and we often try to mask...Read More »
Most people struggle with distress at the holidays. Days are shorter, the weather gets gloomier, media is full of commercialism, schedules get tighter, sleep suffers, food and drink are simultaneously less healthy and more available, and personal fuses get shorter.
We also spend more time with family members during the holidays...Read More »
People tend to shy away from hard and complicated – they favor “easy”. Common clichés and even ad campaigns support this – take the easy way out, take the path of least resistance – hit the easy button. But are things really ever truly easy? Taking the path of least...Read More »
I have been contemplating the concept of death. It was brought up on our spirit adventure trip in Costa Rica where one day we discussed what it meant to each of us. And then just five days later I learned of a sudden death in my immediate family – my...Read More »
Do you use your vacation time? Studies show that up to 55% of Americans don’t take all of their paid vacation. Vacation time is for filling up your personal fuel tank. Your car wouldn’t run on empty, and neither do you (for very long anyway)! It is important to take...Read More »
Stress is inevitable in our lives. We face a variety of stressors – work, family, finances, relationships, expectations, society, world events, lack of sleep, emotional trauma, traffic, etc. Whenever we deal with uncertainty and change, it can bring stress. Stress impacts us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and the specific...Read More »
Do you know why you eat what you eat? There are a whole host of reasons – it’s easy, it’s fast, it’s tradition, it makes me feel good, it brings me comfort, it’s a party, I’m stressed, I have the munchies, I’m emotional, I’m traveling, I’m on a diet, the...Read More »
Both literally and figuratively! Most of us do not stretch enough – and that includes work out junkies like me. It is important for the body to stretch, especially if you are active. It contributes to range of motion, flexibility and injury prevention. It improves your athletic performance – if...Read More »
We recently conducted a one hour workshop on the basics of wellness. We introduced the idea of wellness and all of its different aspects. Wellness is about being in good health, but it is not just about one thing (e.g., your physical health) – there are seven dimensions to wellness!
- Spiritual...Read More »
When we were younger, we were filled with wonder, and it was easy to be open and trust in the existence of things we couldn’t see – Santa Claus or St. Nicholas, the tooth fairy, a higher power. As we grew up, went to school and learned more, and conformed...Read More »
We all have deep, conditioned beliefs about ourselves that were taken on very early in life and subsequently affect our relationships. The way these form is that some trauma occurs that creates strong emotions for you. (Note that an experience doesn’t have to be what many would...Read More »
All of us go through many transitions in life – the beginning and ending of relationships, ending and starting new jobs, going to a new school, moving to a new place or someone we love moving – even taking on a new way of living life. These may seem simple...Read More »
Sexy is an individual trait, and it is perceived differently. It means sexually attractive and exciting. What one person believes is sexy may not be to another person. For example, I find tattoos sexy (like Adam Levine) and some people don’t. But a man doesn’t have to have them for...Read More »
We are all familiar with the saying, “make new friends but keep the old…”. As we go through life, our relationships change – we start new ones, we end some, and some simply shift as we take on new jobs, start families, etc. Some of this is done consciously, and...Read More »
You know this story – you want to get into better shape, but you “don’t have the time to work out” and “don’t want to change the way you eat.” The changes we would like to see in our lives don’t just happen – we need to MAKE them happen.
In...Read More »
Your mind and your body are both individually powerful. They are responsible for our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes as well as our biological functioning. They work together in dealing with anything we face – positive or negative. Here’s a simple example – if we see a house that reminds...Read More »
Many people are hesitant to meditate, often because they are insecure about “doing it right” and/or haven’t felt they were successful when trying it in the past. But, there is no right or wrong way to meditate. The experience is what it is, and it is perfect however it turns...Read More »
No matter how much your partner knows you, they can’t read your mind. Even if you have had sex with them several times, they don’t automatically know what pleases you and won’t necessarily pick up on “hints” given through sounds, body movements, smiles or any other non-verbal...Read More »
Friendship – what does it mean to you? The dictionary says it means a relationship with a person that you know and have a bond of mutual affection with. These are some of the most important people in your life – friendships can have a profound...Read More »
Have you ever felt lonely? We have all felt it – that unconfident, no one cares about me right now feeling. No one likes to feel that they aren’t really seen or heard. It hurts to feel invisible. We can experience this whether we...Read More »
Did you know that there is a National Hugging Day? January 21st for the past 30 years is a celebration of this important gesture. Hugging is emotionally and physically healing and relieves stress and helps us connect with others. Research has shown that...Read More »
One of the most genuine and beautiful characteristics a person can have and display is vulnerability. It is the key to being seen and therefore known. It is the path to real connection. It is courageously exposing your true self to others knowing that they may not accept...Read More »
We all know that sleep is an important part of our self-care – it impacts our physical and emotional well-being. Lack of quality sleep results in bad moods and poorer brain functions that help with regulating negative emotions. This can lead to stress over losing sleep which can then affect...Read More »