Relational Intentionality: 6 Ways to Devote Time to Connecting with Your Spouse

Kids.  Job. Friends.  Household Responsibilities  Extended family. Self care.  Spouse. There are a ton of demands on people’s everyday lives.  It can be hard to balance all of our relationships and responsibilities in the day to day, and more often than not…

Even Spiderman Gets Sad: Normalizing Emotions

My son is currently obsessed with Spiderman.  We have Spiderman clothes, Spiderman shoes, Spiderman toys, Spiderman toothbrushes, etc.  You name it we have the merchandise. I’ve got to give Spiderman his props though, because he managed to teach my son a lesson…

Making Mindfulness a Daily Habit

Mindfulness is most simply put being aware and present at any given moment of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  This can be a disconcerting practice for anyone, most notably those that struggle with anxiety and depression. For mindfulness to be effective during…

Am I having a Panic Attack?

We all experience anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion that can serve a purpose. For example, if we are feeling anxious about an upcoming exam, it can evoke motivation to study and prepare for the exam or…

The Need for Social Connection

One thing I have learned from this profession is that we are much more alike than we are different. People often talk about similar issues and struggles but often believe that they are the only person feeling that way or dealing with…

A Letter To Mothers of Little Ones

To all the mothers out there with little ones: If you are a mother to a baby, you are probably sleep deprived from late night feedings and around the clock care. The physical exhaustion can feel torturous at times. You may be…

4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Motivation

One of the most common issues that I hear from my clients is that they would like to become more motivated and productive, and to procrastinate less. Moreover, experiencing issues like depression and anxiety can certainly make the problem worse. One of…

Living with Grief

A colleague at the grief center where I used to work would often say that “grief is a room in your house you should visit, but you don’t want to live there.”  He was talking about the challenge of allowing ourselves to…

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Our quality of sleep has a big impact on the quality of our life. Ask anyone who is not sleeping well and they will certainly be able to tell you the negative impact it can have on daily functioning. Healthy sleep habits…

Is Therapy Just a Crutch?

What’s so bad about crutches? This is what I wonder when I hear people refer to therapy or medication as “just a crutch.” Have you ever heard that reference?  What I think about crutches, I think about support. Broke an ankle? Crutches….

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