Join Marissa Orchard for this great webinar all about boundaries!   There are a million books about this, and everyone says “just set those boundaries,” but what are boundaries? How do you know if they’re healthy or not?   Learn: What are boundaries. When do we need boundaries. With whom should we set boundaries. How to set boundaries. What to do when someone tries to push those boundaries.   When: Monday, April 29, 2019 6:30-7:30 We will be on a Zoom call. When you register, you will be sent an invite to join the class as well as all of the other information needed.  Read More →

Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead to a host of symptoms, including headaches, disrupted sleep, nausea, irritability, lack of focus, and poor impulse control. Tips for stress management are frequently repeated and generally well-known: Get some exercise! Talk with a friend! Breathe deeply! Get a massage or acupuncture!   But while most of us recognize at least a few of these symptoms from stressful periods in ourRead More →

We are excited to announce that Alan Burd is joining us!   Jordan and Tracy are moving into a different space, and while we are sad they are leaving, we are happy for them. We are also happy to have Alan join our team of partners.   Alan’s former life was dedicated to special education. He has since graduated from Naropa University and started his career as a counselor. Alan loves to help others  find themselves.   Services: Contemplative Counseling Pastoral Counseling Compassionate Presence Shamanic Peer Support Ceremonial Support To find out more about Alan and how Burdsnest can help you, please call (970) 218-3381 orRead More →

Our Podcast is full of ways to help you Survive the Holidays. Be sure to check out our other episodes.   Listen to our latest episode: Here’s the transcript: Tip: Don’t Overfill Your Schedule This, and many of these other tips, are really just reminders to myself. I am notorious for overfilling my schedule and being optimistic that I can accomplish more than someone actually could in one day. Which is why I haven’t done a podcast in a couple of days! I plan my day, I add approximate times it takes to do everything, and oftentimes, before noon, I’m behind and I want toRead More →

For our Podcast with Surviving the Holidays, we had 2 episodes that focused on fighting loneliness.   Listen to both episodes here: Part 1: Part 2: Here are the transcripts: Part 1: If you’re one of those people who has a big family and doesn’t know the meaning of being alone on a holiday, then that’s awesome! Not everyone is so lucky. The holidays can be extremely stressful because of all of the social obligations, but it can be equally lonely for so many others. Some people are only children who’s parents have passed. Some people have either been ostracized from their family, or they haveRead More →

Tips on Surviving the Holidays are part of our new Podcast. Be sure to check out our other episodes.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Today’s tip: Accept Last Minute Changes   You do not have to do everything! Not even all of the things you agreed to do. And sometimes, things don’t go your way! And that’s okay.   If you’re trying to have a Pinterest Perfect Holiday and you Nailed It, in the worst ways possible, just accept it and move on. Perfection is dull and boring, so if you succeeded in your Pinterest Perfect Holiday, it would just be thatRead More →

This is a continuation of our Podcast series about Surviving the Holidays with less stress.   Listen to the full episode:     Here’s the transcript: Today, we are continuing our tips on how to actually enjoy the holidays instead of dreading them. Today’s tip is to be careful of “shoulds.” Just think about how much stress comes from that word: Should. You should do this and you should do that. That word really obligates you to the speaker of the word. Who is that speaker that you are trying to appease? Who is shoulding on you? The speaker can be society saying you shouldRead More →

Our Podcast has various episodes on how to Survive the Holidays.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Giving back is a powerful way to bring some joy into your life.   When thinking of giving back and service, I always think of that Friends episode where Phoebe and Joey are debating on whether or not there is ever a truly selfless act. Joey says there isn’t, and Phoebe is convinced there is, so she does all of these different things to prove Joey wrong. She ends up donating $500 to PBS because Joey is working the phones, and that gets Joey on TV,Read More →

Our Podcast has various episodes on how to Survive the Holidays.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Today’s tip is to set daily goals.   Imagine your life if you only had to accomplish one task per day! How great would that be?   Why not just do it! Live your life that way!   With everything that we have to get done, breaking down each task and assigning a different thing per day will ensure that you can get done everything that you need to get done, which will also make them more enjoyable.   Sometimes a goal can be taking aRead More →

Our Podcast has various episodes on how to Survive the Holidays.   Listen here:   Here’s the transcript: Today we’re going to talk about a quick tip you can do to help you get through the holidays.   This is part one of a series of tips and tricks to help you get through the holidays with less stress and more productivity so that you can actually enjoy the holidays instead of dreading them.   The tip today is Preparation.   Some people actually act as though November 25th is Christmas, or whatever holiday they celebrate. That way, they’re ready for it by that day.Read More →