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Why Breathe?

Over the years of providing psychotherapy I have often heard from clients that they are averse to taking deep breaths when coping with distressing thoughts or situations. I can understand this perspective, and it makes logical sense that thinking more about those distressing thoughts or situation...

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Happy Holidays?

As the holiday season approaches, we look for those perfect presents for our loved ones.  Parents cannot wait to capture the never ending smiles on their children’s faces as they come into the living room to open their gifts.  People decorate their homes to create a winter wonderland. Unfortu...

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Healing Trauma with Yoga and Meditation

It is said the the buddha teaches one thing, suffering and the end of suffering (Salzberg). Although, the Buddhist concept of suffering is not limited only to trauma, it is helpful in understanding how our relationship with trauma creates suffering. Mark Epstein is a Buddhist scholar and psychoth...

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Chasing Zzzz’s

Legend says that when you can’t sleep at night, it is because you are awake in someone else’s dreams.  Although that is a charming tale, experiencing temporary or ongoing changes in sleep can take a toll on your ability to enjoy life and feel your best.  This year’s Sleep Awareness Week i...

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The Importance of Affirmations

This morning, I rolled out of bed reminding myself of my new self-care routine. But first, I had to clear a few mental road blocks: don’t look at emails, don’t look at Facebook, don’t stop to make a coffee first….  I tied my shoes, opened my treasure chest of essential oils, reached for ...

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” – Abraham Lincoln September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month We would like to take this time to bring forth awareness and resources of the 10th leading cause of death  Suicide is the intentional act of taking o...

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I change my thoughts, I change my world

The warmer temperatures we have been enjoying this month are a welcome reminder that spring is just around the corner.   Spring is that time of year we  take inventory of the many cleaning projects that need to be tackled around our home in order to keep it attractive, comfortable and function...

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Mindfulness: Our Own Seven Second Delay

How many times have you said something out loud and later thought “I shouldn’t have said that?”  People have lost jobs, relationships and even freedom based on actions or statements that “just happened.”  On live television, there is a seven second delay to allow for some control of h...

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Let’s Talk About Finances…

Let’s talk about finances… That statement alone can cause a multitude of emotions to surface. Our relationship with finances is one that can positively or negatively impact other relationships, yet it is rarely openly discussed, and usually only when pushed to do so by circumstances. ...

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