Welcome! I am Mary from mrettig.com, and I am so happy that you are here! The focus of my blog is how to live well with stress, get unstuck and live a meaningful life. I foster hope in you through guidance, support and encouragement.
I am not a therapist, just someone who is trained as a coach. I don’t do therapy and if you have a mental illness you may need to work with a therapist not a coach. If you are in danger, please call 911.
My focus is teaching you how to use journaling and ACT, Acceptance Commitment (Therapy) Coaching for living well and getting unstuck.
I am writing for you if you are a women who is stressed and stuck, and not living a life you love. I will help you to live well with stress.
My blog post, products, and membership are for educational purposes and support only.
I will tell you what has and hasn’t worked for me, but in the end, it is your journey which will be personal and unique to you.
My vision for this blog is to build a community of like-minded women who want to manage stress better and get unstuck, so they can be their best selves. I will write and teach and guide using ACT, Acceptance Commitment (Therapy) Coaching skills. I developed an easy way to go through the basic skills of ACT using a journal and my CARE plan.
Is this you, drifting along in life, bored at work or home? You are stuck in life? Your life doesn’t feel meaningful or purposeful, and your stressors are causing you not to live the life you want. Don’t continue this way, wasting your precious time. Come join us on this journey.
I believe happiness is an illusion. We seek happiness, but when we get it, it doesn’t last for long. We think we will be happy when we get that car, baby, or house. We often think that food, money, or spending will make us happy. Once we get it, we are still not happy and want something else. This is the human condition. Most of us will go through this.
CARE stands for
C – Checking in with your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Rate your stress level and mood from 1 to 10.
A – Acceptances, what can’t be change
R – Return to the present moment
E – Explore values, purposes and how to live a meaningful life with goals
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I spent most of my career working with children as an Early Childhood Educator. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, and am certified as a coach from the Coach Training Alliance.
I have a grown step daughter, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. I live with my husband and 2 fur children (my cats) in Worcester, Massachusetts.