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Six Strategies for Self-Care this Autumn

As the days grow shorter and cooler temps set in, we can sometimes feel down, and tenser. Factor in the holidays around the corner and it becomes even more important to maintain daily wellness rituals and self-care this autumn.

Here are 6 simple ways to honor the season and provide a solid foundation of self-care this […]

The Self Imposed Rush

Have any of you ever felt anxious about a schedule that you created? Or found yourself rushing around with a sense of emergency thinking when nothing was even extremely pressing? That sounds like the self-imposed rush, also known as the hustle for worthiness! We often fall into this phenomenon when we are trying to keep […]

By |November 1st, 2019|12 step program, Addict, Addiction, and Recovery|0 Comments

Using DBT Skills to Reduce Social Anxiety

Many people struggle with some type of social anxiety; however, there are ample DBT skills to help manage it. As it pertains to mental health, social phobia is recognized as the most common anxiety disorder and in addition to taking many forms, it can impact people in diverse ways. Because being in the presence of […]

By |October 25th, 2019|anxiety, dbt|0 Comments

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 […]

Panic Attack: Don’t Panic! It’s Just Panic

Those who have experienced a panic attack would undeniably agree that it is not something that one would ever like to re-experience.  Panic is very real, and when the whole experience is new and strange, it can be terrifying.  When it’s one’s first panic attack, that appears to have ‘come out of nowhere’, it is […]

By |October 4th, 2019|anxiety, Anxiety Disorder|0 Comments

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. […]

What Exactly is CBD?

There are many videos on YouTube about CBD or cannabidiol. For those who want to read a book about what is CBD, the one to get is called CBD A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis. It was released in 2017 and offers the website www.CVD-book.com/Updates to obtain exactly that. The authors are Leonard Leinow, who […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

How Changing Body Language Can Help Your Mood

Emotions are often felt physiologically. Whenever someone is feeling stress or anxiety, body changes take place such as elevated temperature, increased respiration and, in some cases, nausea. Furthermore, people usually adopt body language that is congruent with their feelings: someone who is anxious is usually taking up little space and displays closed body language. Recent […]

By |September 5th, 2019|dbt, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Option B: How best to handle greif

Have you gone through a difficult time recently & are still feeling stuck in it? Perhaps the loss of a job, divorce, car accident, etc? Are you struggling with accepting that your life is not the way that you want it to be? Sheryl Sandberg, author “Option B” and COO of Facebook, can identify- She […]

By |August 27th, 2019|12 step program, Abuse, Addict, and Recovery|0 Comments

Removing Toxic People: The Push-Pull

Removing toxic people from your life is sometimes essential in order to live healthier. When their actions are obviously unhealthy that makes it easier to do. But what about the relationships where it’s not always so obvious? Or if they’re family so you will always need them in your life in some way? That’s what […]

By |August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments