Yoga Every Day?

I graduated from a six month Yoga Teacher Training program in July of 2018 but I haven’t practiced yoga since May of 2018. I enjoy Yoga and believe it can cure all sorts of ailments; back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and much more but I was in my firstContinue reading “Yoga Every Day?”

Safe Spaces

    Let’s all take a giant unison deep breath. Inhale…. anddd exhalleeeee… good. If all this talk about gun access controversies, walk outs, walk ups, people using social media to say “I told you so”, etc., has got you thinking, what kind of a difference can I make? I would like to take thisContinue reading “Safe Spaces”

Holiday Appetites: Part 3

What are the two biggest triggers around the holidays? FAMILY and FOOD! I was doing some Christmas shopping the other day, and on my list of items to purchase was bird seed (Mom, if you’re reading this – surprise!). The woman helping me with my purchase made the comment, “unlike myself, birds don’t eat whenContinue reading “Holiday Appetites: Part 3”

Addiction: Describe Your Cage

  This post is inspired by the following video. It is a YouTube video of a TED talk about alcohol and drug addiction and the legal system. Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong How interesting, right?!  Here are some discussion questions to get things started: What is your cage like? Is your cageContinue reading “Addiction: Describe Your Cage”

Mindfulness 101

     In therapy, we talk about a theory called Mindfulness with our clients who are experiencing a variety of mental health symptoms: depression, anxiety, and even chemical dependency to name just a few. Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment. Sometimes it makes sense to think about living in the past asContinue reading “Mindfulness 101”

Sea Squirts and You: Health and Exercise

This post is all about your brain.  And exercise. And sea squirts. Let me explain. This post is inspired by the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD. It is a fascinating read!   This book is all about how your brain changes and functions whenContinue reading “Sea Squirts and You: Health and Exercise”

My Philosophy

My Philosophy ….You are standing at the bottom of a mountain… you look up and think, “I can’t do this”. As a therapist, I have a philosophy about how people view their problems, and how that perspective can either challenge them or cripple them. My analogy of staring up at a mountain is to illustrateContinue reading “My Philosophy”