Helping people stay motivated and productive under stress

Sue Legacy, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Discover Your Joy, Find Your Purpose, & Be Energized By Your Stress


Hello and Welcome!

If you are looking to overcome the worries and stress of everyday life to find more happiness, motivation, productivity, clarity, and yes, even more joy than you can imagine, I can help you discover how stress doesn’t have to run your life, but can be the thing that changes your life for the better.

Accepting that stress is a fact of life can help you discover the joy in life.



A bit about stress - but not enough to stress you out.


Stress is a part of life - the part that we associate with negative thoughts, painful emotions and self-destructive behaviors. But, what if you could look at your stress with a completely different perspective? A perspective that allows you to discover the benefits and gifts of stress. One that allows you more peace of mind, presence of mind, gratitude for your life, compassion for yourself, courage despite any fears, forgiveness for any past regrets, and even more joy? 

Stress doesn’t have to rule our lives, but it CAN be the thing that changes it for the better. 

Sue Legacy ~ Speaker and Therapeutic Coach

Perhaps you cannot control what is going to happen around you, but you can certainly control your own reaction. Your reaction is the clue to having a wonderful life.
— Don Miguel Ruiz


First of all, what is stress?

Stress is a “state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.”

What causes stress?

Stress is caused by a “stressor,” which puts you into a state of mental or emotional strain. The more stressors in your life, the more stressed out you may become.

What are some common stressors?

One of the most common types of stress is about job concerns. Maybe we have tension with a co-worker, boss, or we’re trying to manage a heavy workload.

We may have money stress due to loss of work, reduced retirement, and medical bills.

Worry about a health crisis, our own or a family member, terminal or chronic illness.

Relationship stress, as in a break-up, arguments with family or friends, or death of a spouse, can create problems for us in all areas of our lives.

And on top of these common stresses, we make it worse by what we say to ourselves about what is happening around us. Our negative self-talk and limiting beliefs like, "I can’t pursue my dream. What if I fail?”, or “I can’t be honest about how I feel, someone might reject me, not like me, or leave me,” just add to our stress. We don’t like ourselves for not being honest and authentic, but can’t figure out how to do that without negative consequences.

When we keep up this negative and restricting self-talk we can’t be productive, we certainly aren’t motivated to do much, and our energy level suffers. Not only that, but we feel bad about ourselves believing all those nasty, rude comments we are saying in our mind. 


Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.
— Loretta Larouche


How do I get rid of my stress?
I keep hearing that I have to reduce it?
How do I do that?

We can learn ways to reduce the amount of pressure and tension that our stressors put on us. There are many adaptive ways to diminish the stress. However, since stress is normal and part of living, we can't get rid of ALL of our stress - that is why we must understand what our stress is telling us. When we can do that, the benefits from it are endless.

Are you saying that stress can be beneficial?
How in the world could that be?

Once we gain clarity and learn to see our stress in a different light and with a new perspective, it doesn't have to have the same effect it once did. We can begin to notice the gifts it has to offer us. 

We can become more productive since we won't be living in past regrets or future worries. We can discover how to really live in the moment, and find our happiness Now.

Our Mission

Be happier, stress less, and discover the gifts your anxiety, worry and fears can bring you; like joy, peace, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and self-acceptance. Oh, and ca-ca-ca Courage! You can become the change you want to see in the world. When you look at your stress differently, your world changes for you. Discover your unique self and all the joy being you can bring!


of people say that money and work are their top two sources of stress.


say that family responsibilities are the third most common stressor.


say that personal health concerns rank after family issues.


In 2015, the American Psychological Association found that money and work rank as the top two sources of stress, family responsibilities as the third most common stressor, followed by personal health concerns, health problems affecting the family, and the economy ranking last.

Reach Out

To combat all this stress, what do you do?  Stress is a given in our lives. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to understand how your thoughts can not only cause you stress, but add to it. Your thoughts can keep you from discovering all the good stuff. Let me show you how to discover the benefits of your anxiety, worries and stress.