The Holiday Season is a chance to reconnect with family members, share milestones, build new memories and share in heart-felt family traditions. For some, however, the Holidays can be painful and lonely. For some Holiday seasons may trigger memories of a loved one that has died, bring up loneliness induced by a recent divorce/separation/breakup or over-exposure to toxic or difficult relatives. Holidays may also be difficult for those struggling with eating disorders or body i
We all feel buried and overwhelmed at times by life's frantic motions, turns and loops. Face it in a day and age where information seems to travel faster than light and being “in the know” signals social acceptance one can start to feel burnt out and internally exhausted from the effects of being in such a fast-paced world. It can be confusing to decipher whether you are in a perpetual rut. Below is a list of items to help you recognize if you are in fact stuck in a rut. The
We all feel “down in the dumps” or “blue” from time to time. Sadness Is a part of life and as difficult events and stressors occur in our life our emotional system will react accordingly. It is important to identify the difference between feeling “down in the dumps” and “blue” vs. depressed. Feeling “blue” usually last for a few days or a week at most; it can be triggered by a sudden life change i.e.; unexpected break up, lost of a friend, a sudden financial setback, etc. De
"Self Love is a concept that may seem esoteric in nature and fleeting. Self Love is characterized as a positive regard of self and commitment to healthy practices that fosters happiness and well being. Self Love is often reinforced by daily practices, attention and attuning to one’s emotional, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual centers." When I begin to introduce Self Love principles to clients in individual session it is often misinterpreted as narcissism or b
Let’s face it we’re all busy and raising kids can feel like an added burden at some points in life. Starting with these few easy practices every day can start to build positive psychology in your child. The Research indicates that Building positive psychology within your child can: Reduce depression Improve problem solving abilities Build resilience that helps them navigate difficult transitions and situations in life. Provide healthy coping skills to reduce anxiety and persi
What Is Depression? According to the American Psychiatric Association, Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that affects appetite, sleeping patterns, concentration and self esteem. Depression affects 1 in 4 women in their lifetime. Depression can be pervasive and persistent but it is treatable! Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include: • Feeling hopeless and overwhelmingly sad.
• Loss of interest or pleasur