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Putting an End to Procrastination (no, don’t do it tomorrow)

Procrastination is a common issue. A myth about procrastination is that the procrastinator is just being lazy. Procrastination typically results from avoiding discomfort in our lives or avoiding difficult emotions or stress. One important step towards addressing procrastination is asking yourself what you think and feel about a task or chore you are avoiding. Here […]

Self-Care Includes Saying ‘No’ When Needed

Think about the term ‘self-care’ for a moment. What kinds of thoughts come to mind? Perhaps self-pampering like taking a warm bath, getting a manicure, or snuggling under a blanket. Maybe you’re also thinking of self-care activities like taking a hike, going for a walk, or calling a friend.

Self-care can include all of these things, […]

Values and Success in Recovery

Addiction can result from and bring forth emotions and thoughts that are difficult to deal with. These emotions can drive an addict to behave in ways they later regret. It can be challenging to figure out how to act in opposite ways that have more positive outcomes. A question I often ask my own clients […]

Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is not selfish. Being a good person does not mean that you have to say “Yes” to everyone and everything in your life. Being a healthy person means that you put your health and overall wellbeing first. The best gift you can give to your loved ones in making your wellbeing a top priority. […]

Sobriety and Summer Parties: Tips for Success

When the weather gets warmer and pools open up, it can be a very enjoyable and relaxing time. Then you get your first BBQ invitation, one of perhaps many over the summer months. While exciting, this can become stressful if you are in recovery and sticking to sobriety. Here are some tips for success and […]

What is Integrative Mind-Body Health?

Integrative mind-body health uses a whole-person-centered approach to restore mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It considers environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, nutrition, social connection, sleep, activity level and more to promote optimal functioning, mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

Is one of your goals to live your best life? Do you wonder how to access […]

Anxiety the Superhero

Very often I have people come in to see me and they want their anxiety gone. That’s when I take out my wand, swish, and flick. Of course, nothing happens, so I’m either a muggle, my wand is broken, or it doesn’t just go away. Obviously, it’s the latter of the three, but that’s OK. […]

This Valentine’s Day, Show Yourself Some Love

This February doesn’t have to be all about sappy cards, overpriced flowers or another excuse to eat candy.  This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love.

If you’re like most people, you tend to put others’ needs ahead of your own and don’t pause to attend to your own. You may feel you don’t have the […]

Mindfulness Exercises to Boost Brain Power

According to the recent article, A Mindful Brain, by writer Laura Vismara,  an extensive body of research, carried out over the course of the past twenty years and supported by the relatively recent introduction of refined brain scanning technologies, suggests that practicing mindfulness meditation or just having a more mindful approach toward life can produce discernible changes in […]

It’s Hurricane Season! Tips to Fight Addiction

When people hear the term “Hurricane Season”, What do they think of? Most people reading this blog would probably guess the time between June-September in which the tropical areas of the world are most likely to be struck by a tropical storm/hurricane, right? Yes. However, in the emotional/psychological realm, the term “Hurricane Season” has begun […]