03/30/2017

Your Diagnosis is Not Your Label

Labels are important in our society. Some labels are literal; you will buy a jar of pickles because it is labeled, “Pickles,” or you will buy […]
02/27/2017

Getting Through Anniversaries of Traumatic Events: “Anniversary Reaction”

Recently, I was asked to give suggestions on how someone can get through the heaviness and intensity of a traumatic anniversary. No matter the type of […]
12/15/2016

The ‘Why’ of Gift Giving

It’s that time again: “the most wonderful time of the year…” This time last year I wrote a short piece reminding us all that the holiday […]
11/29/2016

Turning Fear into Something Positive

I want to talk about fear.   The 2016 election has made America angry again. In all of the elections I have witnessed I have never […]
10/03/2016

Mindfulness Matters

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a personal journey that allows you to have a greater intimacy with your life emotionally, physically, and mentally. Mindfulness is a […]
08/25/2016

Teaching Students How to Combat Traumas of Poverty On the Yoga Mat

VIDEO LINK: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/low-income-students-combat-stress-mindfulness/ I want to take a few minutes to highlight an interesting video I came across this week. It was posted by PBS NewsHour […]
07/21/2016

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The National Institute of Mental Health (2016) defines Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as, “A common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring […]
06/22/2016

Child Sexual Assault Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment: PTSD Awareness Month

  One of the scariest and most devastating thoughts in the world is imagining a child experiencing and suffering the horrors of sexual abuse. This should […]
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