We have Choices

Want to be happier- practice gratitude.
Want to feel at peace- meditate and be mindful.
Want to see a better world – start with you: be kinder.
Want to know more, be an expert- keep learning.
Want to make a difference – do one random acts of kindness everyday.
Want to be healthier- eat cleaner.
Want more love- give love.
Want boosts of the happy chemical endorphins- smile, laugh, hug, cuddle, spoon
Want to love yourself – accept who you are truly at this moment no and’s, if’s or but’s.
Want to move forward in life- take baby steps and never stop.
Want to step out of your comfort zone- take daily risks.
Want growth- make mistakes and learn from them.
Want to be more empathetic – hit rock bottom and see how empathy is truly learned.
Want to stop judging yourself- stop judging others. Everyone has their own path to take.
Want to live your true life and be authentic- be vulnerable.
Want to feel whole- love yourself no matter what.
Want to be abundant- focus on all you have.

For more information please visit http://www.dlcounseling.com or email Diane at DLCounseling2014@gmail.com

 

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The Challenge of Change

Most of us fear change. Change is a very intimidating word. When we think of change, we feel the panic going through our bodies.
Fear can stop us in our tracks and cause us to feel frozen and numb. If we continue to feel this way, we will eventually become stale and even depressed.
There is nothing wrong with having some fear in our lives. Fear can be a motivator. It can help us in threatening cases. Fear can shed some light on difficult situations. Fear becomes dangerous when we hold onto it and let it rule our life.

Fear is caused by excessive worrying about the future. Something we have no control over. It is unrealistic to think we can control our future or even know what will happen next but yet we try which sets us up for failure.

To release fear, we need to live in the moment. Your past is already gone. Use your past as a teachable moment. Take your lessons from the past and ask yourself, what did I learn? What could I do different in this type of situation if it arises again? How can I prevent this type of situations to happen again? Then let it go and move forward. Don’t fear the past coming back to haunt you because you learned from it and released it.

Don’t fear the future. We have no control over our future except for planning for it. So, plan away. Set up a 401 for your retirement. Set up a 529 for your kids college futures. Set up savings for a rainy day, etc. Then let it go. Let go of what you cant control. If you have no control over something, then holding onto it just causes stress, anger and fear.

If we live in the past or future we are setting ourselves up for failure but when we live in the moment, we know everything is fine because it is. In the moment all is well.

Fear can be a learned trait if we watched our parents live a fearful life we can follow suit. I had a client who was very fearful of money. Why? Because her parents grew up in the great depression and lived in fear of having no money. They passed that fear down to their kids. At the time it was probably a realistic fear… but today is it? Always ask yourself these questions when feeling fearful:
Is my fear realistic?
Is my fear based on the past or a learned trait?
Is my fear based on excessive worry of the future?
Then ask yourself- what can I do now to change my thought process?

When we take action we release our fear. It brings back our power. Even small baby steps will start the process of releasing fear. Every time we accomplish a goal we get a feeling of positive reinforcement that motivates us to move forward and continue on our journey.
Visualize your life without fear being in charge. What would it look like? How would you feel? What would you do differently? These questions are “wake up” questions for me. Every time I ask myself what would like look like without fear that controls me, I get an “aha moment” because I realize I don’t have to live with fear being in the drivers seat. It’s my choice to carry the fear with me. Happiness is a choice as much as fear. Which do you choose?
When visualizing your life without fear add details, have fun with it. Make a collage, draw your life, etc. Whatever works best for you but visualize. If you can’t see it, you can’t accomplish it.

June 2019 – Events and Workshops – Open to the Public

Tuesday, June 11 & 18, 6pm – Positive Aging
Warren Community College, NJ
Phone: 908 -835-2333

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am – Mind, Body & Spirit – Finding Your Balance
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext 2224

Saturday, June 29, 12pm – The Happiness Workshop
Long Hill Township Library, NJ
Phone: 908-647-2088

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

For more information please visit: http://www.dlcounseling.com or email Diane at DLCounseling2014@gmail.com

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Making Kindness your Norm

Let’s make June all about acts of kindness. If everyone did one act of kindness a day, we could change the world and make it a
more positive, kind place to live.
It doesn’t have to be a big act, it could be something small and simple. As long as its done with no intention but to be kind.
This should be a commitment that lasts way beyond June.

The benefits of kindness:
It gives us a boost of confidence
It’s a win-win situation both the person doing the act of kindness and the person receiving it get a boost of happiness.
Acts of kindness are contagious.
Doing acts of kindness reduce depression and improve overall well-being.
They are free, easy to do and won’t change your schedule but can change someone else’s day.
Doing random acts of kindness (even watching someone do an act of kindness) increase our level of the love hormone – oxytocin.

Sample acts of kindness

One of my favorite acts of kindness is a positive psychology exercise – smile at ten people a day. Want to take it up a notch? Say hi!
Give a compliment
Send an act of gratitude by sending an email, hand written letter or text thanking someone for being there for you.
Tell someone you’re close to that you love them.
Hold the door open.
Offer help to someone in need.
Do a favor for someone you love.
Volunteer.
Help a teacher in need- bringing in supplies they need.
If you have a pet – bring your pet to a senior living center and see the smiles emerge.
Leave a love note in your kids lunch box or spouses brief case or pocketbook – ( my husband leaves us notes everyday- he gets the credit for this one)
Write a thank you letter and/or send a gift basket to soldiers.

These are just a few different acts of kindness…Please send your acts of kindness and I can share them.
Let’s all do something kind for someone each day and start making a change in the world.
June 2019 – Events and Workshops – Open to the Public

Monday, June 3, 10:30am – Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress
Mount Saint Mary College – Desmond Campus
Phone: 845-565-2076

Wednesday, June 5, 10:30am – Positive Aging
Mount Saint Mary College – Desmond Campus
Phone: 845-565-2076

Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm – Emotional Detox – Dealing with Negative People
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext. 2224

Saturday, June 8, 4pm – Stress Less, Savor More
Purple OM, Denville, NJ
Phone: 973-343-2848

Tuesday, June 11 & 18, 6pm – Positive Aging
Warren Community College, NJ
Phone: 908 -835-2333

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am – Mind, Body & Spirit – Finding Your Balance
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext 2224

Saturday, June 29, 12pm – The Happiness Workshop
Long Hill Township Library, NJ
Phone: 908-647-2088

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

For more information please visit http://www.dlcounseling.com or email Diane at DLCounseling2014@gmail.com

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Whose Opinions should Matter

Whose Opinions Should Matter?
By: Diane Lang

We do take things personally. It’s the way we are hardwired as humans, so pretending you don’t care won’t be very helpful.
When we say “we don’t care”, it’s a lie that keeps us in more pain. We do care what others think but we need to sift through whose opinions we want to take to heart.
A few questions to ask yourself to find out who opinions should matter.
Why are they giving us their opinions/feedback -did we ask for it? Are they just being critical or judgmental or is there some constructive feedback given with love and caring?
Or is it really about themselves- are they jealous? angry with themselves? fearful?
Is this a person who is important to you? Why?
If you know the person loves you unconditionally and their thoughts are coming from a place of love, then, it should matter but that doesn’t mean you have to follow their advice.
Are these people who criticize and judge also taking risks? Are theses people who play it small and safe but judge you for stepping out? If so, let it go, their opinion isn’t important. It’s much easier to criticize and judge then be a risk taker.
A true risk taker wouldn’t criticize they would be helpful and give advice without judgment. Their goal would be to help you live your best life not destroy it.
Is this a toxic person to begin with? someone who is unhappy? negative? the victim? never responsible for their own actions?
Again, this person doesn’t have the right to criticize and you shouldn’t give them the opportunity or time to do it, walk away, actually run as fast as you can.
Don’t let these people’s words sink into your heart and soul. Leave before it has that chance to bring you down. We have enough of our own judgments and criticisms, we don’t need help from the people who aren’t willing to take their own chances and live their best life.
Ask yourself again why you even spend time with these people? Are you getting anything out of these relationships that is positive? If not, is this relationship worth keeping?
June 2019 – Events and Workshops – Open to the Public

Monday, June 3, 10:30am – Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress
Mount Saint Mary College – Desmond Campus
Phone: 845-565-2076

Wednesday, June 5, 10:30am – Positive Aging
Mount Saint Mary College – Desmond Campus
Phone: 845-565-2076

Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm – Emotional Detox – Dealing with Negative People
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext. 2224

Saturday, June 8, 4pm – Stress Less, Savor More
Purple OM, Denville, NJ
Phone: 973-343-2848

Tuesday, June 11 & 18, 6pm – Positive Aging
Warren Community College, NJ
Phone: 908 -835-2333

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am – Mind, Body & Spirit – Finding Your Balance
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext 2224

Saturday, June 29, 12pm – The Happiness Workshop
Long Hill Township Library, NJ
Phone: 908-647-2088

About Diane Lang..

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

For more information please visit: http://www.dlcounseling.com or email Diane at DLCounseling2014@gmail.com

 

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Taking Baby Steps toward Change

Change can be scary but if we break up our goals into small baby steps it takes away the fear, reduces the feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. Action helps us to move forward and not get stuck. Let’s get started in creating the life we want by starting with small baby steps. There are many things in our life we have no control over, if we try to change those things, we will get frustrated. Instead focus on the things you have power over.
All of the areas below are in our control. Start with one of the things listed below. This will start the momentum toward change

What you eat and drink- when you eat, what you eat, avoid GMO and anything that starts with sugar. Drink plenty of water throughout your day.
Exercise routine- if you are just starting an exercise routine, keep it simple and walk. Walk 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes.
Personal and/or professional development- we are happier when we are learning. Take a new class, read a new book, etc.
Sleep hygiene- go to bed around the same time every night and wake up around the same time every morning, keep your room, cool and dark.
Morning routine – our morning routine creates a successful day. Have some rituals that you do every morning that set you up for success such as meditation, healthy breakfast, going for a walk, visualization, gratitude, journal writing, etc.
How I treat others? It’s so important to treat each person with kindness and respect but this also means treating yourself with kindness and respect.
What I say – think before I speak.
Mindfulness- being mindful of your surroundings and your thoughts
Who I spend my time with – moods/emotions are contagious. Spend time with people who lift your moods
How grateful you are- ask yourself what are 2-3 things you are grateful for each day?
Your social media intake- what you watch, Listen to, etc.
Work on you, take baby steps and start to see the positive changes in your life.
MAY 2019 APPEARANCES

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am – Positive Aging
The Jointure, NJ
Phone: 908-722-1563
June 2019 Coming Soon!

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

For more information visit: http://www.dlcounseling.com or email Diane at DLCounseling2014@gmail.com

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness
By: Diane Lang

When I first learned about mindfulness, I thought it was meditation. That was just a small part of what living a mindful life is about. Mindfulness is a way of life; a realistic, peaceful way of life. It’s something I have striven for, but couldn’t quite obtain, especially being a “Type A Personality” living in the suburbs of NYC. I thought, How would I ever live a mindful life? It seemed so impossible being a mom, a wife, and working part-time teaching college while running my own business full time. I kept asking myself the question over and over again: Is it possible to live a mindful lifestyle? And even though I wasn’t sure at the time, how I would do this? I somehow knew it was a possibility. So, I went on the journey of finding different ways to add mindfulness into my life and create the life I always wanted, full of peace and happiness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being in the present moment, observing your thoughts and feelings without judgment. It’s being awake and aware of new possibilities, clues or signs of which direction to follow. Mindfulness is being in the moment to clearly see those signs and clues, and to hear your intuition.
It’s awareness of the present moment and how you are feeling, without judgment. When you’re in a state of awareness, you have the ability to respond with clarity. You can notice if the decisions and choices you are making are coming from a place of love, or fear.
Mindfulness means looking at situations with kindness and compassion, including your own situations. This seems to be the hardest challenge for most.
Benefits of mindfulness
1. The more mindful we are, the more we live in the present moment. We are our happiest when we are in the moment. We worry less about the future, which eases stress.
2. We become aware of our mind-body connection, which allows us to feel where we hold negative emotions in our body. This allows us to use the connection as a warning sign/red flag that something is wrong, which allows us to make changes.
3. We slow down and enjoy life. We start to enjoy the simple things such as a conversation, nature, our friendships, the sunset, etc.
4. We become aware of the beauty that surrounds us and we connect to nature.
5. We become aware that everything is love. We need to give love and receive love in order to be happy.
6. We increase our self-awareness, which can help us become aware of our limiting beliefs and change our negative thinking and behaviors.
7. When we live a mindful life, we realize everything is temporary. So, even when times are tough, we know that shall pass. We can see the big picture and know that everything will be OK. Mindfulness is that reminder when things get tough in life that it will all be OK. We all could use that reminder now and then.
MAY 2019 APPEARANCES

Wednesday, May 15, 7pm – Mindfully Happy – Waking Up to Life
Emerson Community School, NJ
Phone: 201-262-5502

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am – Positive Aging
The Jointure, NJ
Phone: 908-722-1563

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help with awareness, I wanted to give out coping skills to put in your emotional toolbox for days when you need it. These are just some of the tools, there are many more so please feel free to share with me any of your own tools so I can send them out to everyone in the newsletter. Lets share the tools and help spread awareness!

The morning dump – take a few minutes every morning to write out what’s on your mind, what your feeling, what’s stressing you, etc. when writing do it without judgment or grammar/spell check. It’s just a way to dump what is weighing on your mind and causing stress.
1-2-3 technique – a very simple breathing technique to help you reduce stress and nervousness. Breathe in through your nose for a count of three, hold for a count of three and exhale through your mouth for a count of three. It’s very easy to remember. If you do a count of 2or 4 instead, it’s fine just breathe.
Get mindful with a walk – science has proven the best way to get mindfulness is by walking. A nice paced walk will help you clear the clutter from your head and de-stress. We know mindfulness and meditation is the only natural way to de-stress. I always tell my clients to walk because it is easy and free but all exercises are good.
Get grounded by walking through the grass or sand with bare feet, feel nature on your felt while you use your physical senses to calm you. What do you hear? See in Nature? Smell? Touch? For kids: have them lay down in the grass and have them explain what they feel, see, touch, hear, etc.
Talk it out-we all need to get our emotions out. Make sure you have a strong support system. We all need 1or 2 people we trust and love unconditionally. if not a counselor, coach or spiritual advisor can work
Music is a great way to change your mood instantly. Having a stressful day, play some music that makes you feel good.
When we are having a bad day and want to change our mood we can do it through memories/experiences. Sit down and close your eyes. Visualize a happy time in your life, it could be a party, vacation, etc. it doesn’t matter how long ago it was. Your brain can’t tell the difference between a memory that happen last week or twenty years ago. When we visualize and remember a happy time, it brings the happiness to the surface and changes our mood.
Laugh, spoon, cuddle. Hug, smile… they all produce endorphins “ The Happy Chemical”
Chew gum -sugarless of course! Chewing gum improves our moods and memory.
Gratitude -gratitude cultivates mindfulness and happiness while re-training your brain from negative to positive. I have my clients every night before bed do a gratitude check. All you have to do is say or write down 2-3 things your grateful for that happen today. It helps you to see and focus on the good In your day.
Unplug from social media -social media causes FOMO ( fear of missing out). When we scroll through social media we start comparing ourselves to others which can make us feel worse about ourselves.
Watch your night time thinking -whatever your think 15-20 mins before bed affects if we sleep, how we sleep and what mood we wake up in the morning. No news at at night. The News makes us feel sad and fearful. Instead do your gratitude and meditate, they are part of a healthy nightly routine.
MAY 2019 APPEARANCES

Monday, May 13, 10:30am – Mindfully Happy- Waking Up to Life
Montclair Adult School, NJ
Phone: 973-744-0500 Ext. 2224

Tuesday, May 14, 7pm – Re-train Your Brain for Success
Florham Park, NJ
Phone: 973-443-9222

Wednesday, May 15, 7pm – Mindfully Happy – Waking Up to Life
Emerson Community School, NJ
Phone: 201-262-5502

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am – Positive Aging
The Jointure, NJ
Phone: 908-722-1563

About Diane Lang…

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally.

Through her three books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness”, “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career” and “ Mindfully Happy- waking up to life.” Diane has been speaking and empowering people nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.

As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, Style CT, The Veira Network, CBS TV and “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet.

 

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