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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]