STOP SETTING GOALS that add to your personal stress load! Every year millions of people make resolutions and set goals, but to what effect? Certainly, having and working toward realistic goals can promote productivity, but goals can be stressful and they can generate feelings of… Read More »Compassionate Goal Setting in 2023
The major December holidays are behind us. Now you can breathe, right? Unless you need to clean up piles of packaging from presents, clean the house after having guests, wash endless loads of laundry…oh and plan for New Year’s Eve, right? Sometimes we’re so focused… Read More »Managing Post-Holiday Stress
“I can’t function without him.” Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, I TOTALLY get it. Think about it like this, when you were a child, you were completely reliant upon your caregiver for survival. You needed to be clothed, fed,… Read More »Your partner should compliment you, not complete you.
Too many people are suffering in silence. We are in crisis. Is anyone paying attention? I have prepared myself professionally to be able to reach out to others offering encouragement, hope, possible solutions and remedies–lofting a life raft so to speak. Unfortunately, many people hesitate… Read More »We All Need Somebody To Lean On
Nutritional Psychiatry is one of the newest branches of psychiatry, focusing on how nutrition andfood choices impact our brains and moods. Drs. Drew Ramsay and Uma Naidoo are leaders inthis field, both focusing on nutrition in their treatment of patients. Why is nutrition important as… Read More »Food & Your Mood (part 1)
Back-to-school jitters are normal every fall, but as families prepare for the beginning of the2021-2022 school year, these typical worries are colliding with fresh uncertainties about theongoing COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children and parents more anxious than usual. Returningto school as the pandemic stretches on may… Read More »Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID
As we teeter on a fence, on one side tightening restrictions and on the other things loosening and a push to “go back to normal,” many people are feeling increased anxiety and, with it, increased confusion about how to cope and how they “should“ feel.
There are many people that from the outside looking in appear to be living their best lives. Yet for many of those people the reality is that their picture perfect life is just an illusion.
Conflict in relationships can oftentimes feel like a battlefield, leaving you and your partner on opposing sides. Maybe one of you throws a grenade or the other accidentally steps on a landmine. Either way, conflict can be extremely painful and highly detrimental to the relationship. Before you… Read More »Conflict in Relationships is a Battlefield
Academic activities are not often at the top of your child’s summer agenda, with the distractions of outdoor activities, time with friends, video games, and vacations. If a child is not academically engaged over the summer, the content gained throughout the school year can be… Read More »Tips for Parents to Avoid Summer Learning Loss