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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. […]

The Benefits of Acceptance to Emotional Health

Sometimes when people try to change the attitude or behaviors of others, they often find themselves in a power struggle. When a loved one is struggling with overwhelming emotions, this can lead to dangerous situations. While acceptance of the limitations of your control over others may be helpful to your emotional state, it can also […]

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 […]

The Power of Apology

“I’m sorry,”  we say as we offer an apology. “I’m sorry” we make our children say when they do something wrong. “I’m sorry,” nations say to make amends for history.  But how do you make an apology that matters?

“Don’t say it unless you mean it” is often the response to an offhand apology. When you […]

By |February 1st, 2019|Abuse, anger, hurt, relationships|0 Comments

Highly Sensitive People and Empaths: Boundaries!

Do you identify as a HSP or Empath? Do you often feel like you don’t know where “you end and others begin”? Or wonder why you feel so crummy after being with certain people? Have you been prone to burnout and nervous system overdrive? All of the above? No worries, you are in good company. Let’s […]

Self Empowerment: An Achievable Goal

Clients sometimes make comments like, “How do I empower myself? I don’t even know how to go about healing. How do I start?” Self-empowerment is a path towards setting goals and strengthening and developing oneself. It requires taking personal responsibility and having a belief in an internal locus of control where one has the power […]

Love Myth: Do not confuse Abuse with Care

With Valentine’s Day approaching it is a good time to reflect on this love myth; that possessive desire is truly caring.

We have all heard of “crimes of passion” but this is confusing love with abuse.  Love and abuse are actually true opposites and have no compatibility together for a psychologically, emotionally and physically healthy relationship.

Here […]

By |June 15th, 2018|emotions, hurt, jealousy, relationships, self-esteem|0 Comments

Good Grief! Let’s Process Loss

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” -Rumi

Yes, it is “good” to process grief, but often in our society we are given messages such as “get over it,” “it’s time to move on,” or “don’t dwell on the past.” These messages minimize the importance of the bereavement process and when grief is […]

Toxic Relationships and how to Recognize Them

Toxic relationships can develop in both our personal lives, such as parent-child, siblings, friendships, acquaintances, tenant/landlord, and so forth, as well as in our professional lives, as in supervisor-employee or vice versa, and co-workers. Toxic relationships are typically defined by an imbalance in the ratio between what you invest in the relationship and what you […]

By |December 1st, 2017|dbt, relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting Teens: Setting Limits and Boundaries

Parenting a teenager is a time that proves to be difficult for many. Parents face obstacles with their children as they grow older, and let’s face it, children don’t come with an instruction manual. At some point when children reach the age of 11 or 12, many parents begin to stress over the upcoming and […]