Everyone knows about doing yoga to increase flexibility, balance, and strength, but what about doing yoga to reduce anxiety and/or depression? In her book Yoga for Emotional Balance, Bo Forbes, PsyD, discusses how with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of twice-weekly breathing exercises and Restorative Yoga, people’s thinking can become less emotionally reactive. […]
What happens when you walk into a room that’s already filled with people? Most likely you scan your eyes across everyone who is there and try to sum them up based on whatever cues you can observe. Quickly you decide who is wearing better clothes than you, who wears their hair nicer than you do, […]
Everyone wants to be happy and many people have advice on how to achieve happiness. Much of this advice is anecdotal. What Sonja Lyubomirsky offers is a comprehensive guide based on scientific research, the first book about becoming happier authored by someone who has actually conducted research about how to succeed in accomplishing this in […]
Why do so many kids say they don’t want to go back to school? When I talk to kids, why do they all say that lunchtime, recess or seeing friends is their favorite part? And why don’t kindergarten kids get a playtime anymore?
Play is a child’s work. We need to allow children time to play. […]
Most people in today’s society know at least one person’s life who has been affected by Addiction, whether the vice was drugs & alcohol, cigarettes or other behavioral/process addictions like gambling or sex, etc. However, the invisible population that hardly anyone talks about are a group called, ‘Take-the-edge-off-aholics’. Take the edge off of what? Huh? […]
Transitions are something that can happen at any stage of your life, and often you look back on the last time you had to deal with a big change in order to get you through the next one. However, there is one year, in particular, that is typically the first transition of such significance that […]
Many people enter therapy hoping to find a comfortable place to promote making positive changes in their lives. I feel that a part of my responsibility in encouraging this change involves making people as uncomfortable as possible, especially when so many people are comfortable with unhealthy things.
We’ve all heard the expression, “Life begins outside your […]
So often I am asked, “Do you think people can really change?” or more importantly, “Can I Change?” My answer is always “Yes” because I see it happen right in front of me every day. Now that doesn’t mean that it is easy or there is a secret formula to make this happen. Neither does […]
Avoidance and Procrastination is something a lot of people experience. Have you ever struggled to start something you’ve been avoiding for a long time? Often anxiety is at the root of our procrastination. The act of avoidance initially provides relief to our feelings of anxiety but soon makes the task we are avoiding seem that […]