Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean formal mediation and sitting still in a totally silent room! With the start of a new year, many of my clients talk about new ways to improve their emotional wellness in the upcoming year….

Holiday Giving as a Family

Holiday Giving as a Family
We have all felt the power of giving to others as well as receiving from others, even something as simple as a hug. It is a connecting interaction that reminds us that we are not alone. Giving to others has...

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” For most of us, Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people…

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who struggle with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience symptoms and behaviors that often challenge their ability to make and keep healthy relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms can include:…

Be Mindful Today to Feel Better and Live Better Tomorrow

Be Mindful Today to Feel Better and Live Better Tomorrow
“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” -- Eckhart Tolle Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been lost in today’s modern busy...

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...

Tips on Developing Your Self-Compassion

Tips on Developing Your Self-Compassion
Why are we so hard on ourselves? As human beings, we will say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn or arrive at the wrong time! Making mistakes doesn’t make us stupid; it makes us human. We wouldn’t call someone...

Learn to G.I.V.E.: Ask For What You Want AND Preserve Your Relationship

Learn to G.I.V.E.: Ask For What You Want AND Preserve Your Relationship

Do you have trouble asking for assistance, setting limits with people or saying “no” to someone when you want to say no? The G.I.V.E. (be Gentle, act Interested, Validate, use an Easy manner) coping skill can help in these situations…

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your Christmas expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday season after…