What is Happy Families Happy Babies?

May 6, 2018

Happy Families Happy Babies At my core I am a developmental psychologist, studying the ways people grow towards health and happiness. To really understand the full scope of human development I had to go to the very earliest stages which are conception, gestation, birth, and infancy. This is a field known as pre and perinatal psychology.…

What would it take to make this choice…?

By jessahlum / March 8, 2017

What arises within you when I say happiness is a choice? It took me a long time to really connect with this truth. To know it in my soul. It took  constant redirection of my thoughts and pushing myself into the behaviors I knew would provide the rewards worth working for. It feels like two sides…

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10 Benefits of Impostor syndrome

By jessahlum / March 7, 2017

I finally have a self diagnosis that makes sense. Impostors Syndrome. Thanks internet!! Impostor syndrome is the inability to internalize achievements as meaningful; and, the doubt or disbelief that oneself is talented, capable, creative, smart, etc. despite evidence to the contrary. I thought it was just low self esteem! I can clearly see the pattern. Yesterday,…

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Is being risk averse preventing your growth?

By jessahlum / March 6, 2017

Being an entrepreneur means taking risks. Maybe they don’t seem like risks. They are normal, every day business activities. Creating content, practicing sales, bringing myself to the table. Despite the literal low risk of these activities, my system gets triggered as if they were a real threat. My mind races. A spiral of negative self doubts…

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Why I am doing whole 30

By jessahlum / January 25, 2017

It’s January so talk of cleanses and detoxes is everywhere. We all have personal reasons for embarking on a health tune up, and today I will share my reasons for doing the evermore popular, Whole 30 Program. For me, Whole 30 means the elimination of sugar, honey and maple syrup, dairy, grains, legumes, and alcohol.…

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How I reverse negative thinking

By jessahlum / January 12, 2017

In case you missed it, today I am sharing a presentation I gave last month on my concept Thought Swapping. Thought swapping enables you to become open to new possibilities and replace bad habits with better choices. This process maximizes opportunities for personal and professional growth by allowing you to see how your behaviors are driven…

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Road map to success

By jessahlum / December 9, 2016

I cannot believe we are already in the last month of 2016. This has been my fastest year ever. While I love reflecting on the major events of the past year, I also like to consider what the new year holds. Tis the season for holiday decadence, so let’s all promise to enjoy, without judgment,…

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What is your body telling you?

By jessahlum / November 30, 2016

In a culture where the mind rules as the leader of knowledge, and the body is seen as merely a vehicle to move us from place to place, there is a missed opportunity to use the body as a source of information. Even this statement, separating the mind from the body, is misleading because the…

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The Gratitude Game

By jessahlum / November 23, 2016

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many of us are planning our meals and finalizing the guest list without much thought of the many blessings of our lives. Does your holiday feel like something to do, rather than an opportunity to be present in your appreciation? I am guilty of allowing days or weeks to pass without focusing…

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Maintain your boundary- a visualization

By jessahlum / November 16, 2016

Today I am keenly aware that the holidays are coming!! I am immune to most holiday stress because years ago I made a pact with myself to make my holidays my own. No more loosing sight of what I want in order to fulfill other people’s expectations. Of course life includes compromise and  holidays bring…

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Self awareness through accupuncture

By jessahlum / November 14, 2016

Today I had the most lovely of unexpected experiences. I was invited by Julie Hackmann, L.Ac. founder and acupuncturist of Oceana Accupuncture to visit her newly opened Wilmington, NC practice. Julie specializes in women’s reproductive issues and is certified to provide fertility and prenatal treatments. Her boutique office near Wrightsville Beach is absolutely gorgeous, second…

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