In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (2019) write about what they call the “Something Larger”, or the source of meaning in our lives. Sources of meaning can be the pursuit and achievement of certain goals, service to a spiritual calling, connection with others, […]
Dr. Caruso offers guidance on executive functioning stress
Have you been experiencing difficulty focusing, or been having difficulty with your motivation to do things you used to do or to plan for your future? These executive functioning skills are how our brains help us to set goals, create plans, and to carry out those plans. When […]
Due to the COVID pandemic, A lot of us are still working from home. This has both positive and negative attributes. Current clients report that it’s nice to reduce the commute time and the stress of traffic while others report that they miss the down-regulation & alone time to separate work from home life. Some […]
Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our Heart Healthy Eating Plan
With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know what […]
Eat your Broccoli!: Learn why this much-maligned food is more than it seems!
Do you remember being told to “eat your broccoli” as a child? It’s no secret that most children want to run in the opposite direction at the mere sight of broccoli because of its “stinky” smell, bright green appearance, and bitter taste. Broccoli […]
The impact of holiday stress and pandemic stress on your immune system and the role of perception.
We are undoubtedly living through a stressful time in history. The coronavirus has proposed new and unforeseen challenges to each and every one of us as individuals and collectively as a nation. Suddenly, our daily routine built on stability […]
What is a Health Coach and How Can They Help Me?
You may have heard of health coaches, but not really know much about what they do and what the benefits are of working with one.
A health coach is different from other providers you may encounter. A coach does not diagnose, treat, or prescribe. A coach is […]
Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.
Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]
Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning in NJ, describes procrastination in a different way than what is common. According to Voge, it’s not the familiar character flaw we know and loathe.
Procrastination is usually discussed as ‘self-sabotage’, a weakness, and shameful. In his Tedx talk, Voge invites his […]
There is no denying that we are living through an extremely challenging time in the midst of COVID-19. There are limits on socializing, activities, work, etc in addition to the normal everyday stressors. People are trying to embrace the ambiguity of it, but honestly… It seems like most people are struggling emotionally, psychologically, financially, just […]