1. 7 Self-Care Strategies for the Workplace

    Many of us think of “the workday” as starting the moment we set foot in our place of work, but it actually begins the moment we open our eyes. Beginning our day mindfully and extending that sense of being present into our workday can make a significant difference in how productive we are and how…Read More

  2. 5 Truths to Remember When Someone You Love is Battling Addiction

    When someone we love and care about is battling an addiction, we often feel powerless. The cycle of addiction causes intense pain to both the addicted person and those around them. It feels impossible to simply observe the damage to a person’s health, financial status, interpersonal relationships,…Read More

  3. 3 Ways to Manage Anger

    Anger is commonly referred to as a surface or secondary emotion. On the surface we present as angry, but underneath there can be a gang of other emotions driving the rage truck. Anger is so extremely functional for us as humans; it allows us to defend ourselves from other emotions that we may not be…Read More

  4. Finding Balance

    One of the first things I like to explore with new clients is the balancing the roles of their life. We all have things: partners, kids, jobs, etc. and it’s easy to let our lives become defined by one thing. What roles do you serve in your life? Sally is: mother, daughter, sister, wife, teacher, f…Read More

  5. Take Responsibility for How You Feel

    There is one sentence I preach to all my clients: “You are responsible for how you feel.” Part of the break down in today’s culture is everyone is finding something to blame for their own emotional state. “He cheated on me, so I’m crushed.” “She irritates me.” “If I had a boyfriend…Read More

  6. The Sum of Depression

    Someone once explained their experience with depression to me in the following way: “It feels like being underwater in a swimming pool… and I can see people on the pool deck, but they’re blurry and just out of reach, and I can hear them, but what they’re saying is incoherent.” This powerfu…Read More

  7. Anxiety & Your Brain

    Over 21 percent of American adults between the ages of 18-64 will experience diagnosable Anxiety Disorders in a given year (over 42.5 Million people). To give you some perspective, that is more than the number of people who subscribed to Netflix™ in 2015. What is anxiety really though? Where does …Read More

  8. Summer Recipe: Kale Pesto

    Looking for a light, easy to make, summer snack that’s also super nutritious?  Check out this delicious twist - Kale Pesto!  A refreshing taste, perhaps served on apple slices, sliced tomatoes, crackers or even as a spread or dressing on salads, vegetables or starches. An original recipe, courte…Read More

  9. Boundaries

    “Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” ― Asa Don Brown, The effects of childhood trauma on adult perception and worldview Have you ever heard the saying, “Good fences make good neighbors”? It’s the idea that a tangible boundary between our space and our n…Read More

  10. What’s the Buzz about Essential Oils?

    Essential Oils have recently been featured on many newscasts and online reports as a “trend” in alternative healthcare.  In reality, essential oils aren’t as much “alternative” as they are “natural”. Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plants through distilla…Read More