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Motivation, Momentum, and Play

Motivation, Momentum, and Play

I've been inspired lately by someone who works tirelessly to grow and change. She wakes in the wee hours of the morning practicing new skills for hours at a time. Everyday there are profound differences from the day before. It sounds quite tiring, and it is...

2011 Reflection/2012 Preview: Realizing Our Potential

2011 Reflection/2012 Preview: Realizing Our Potential

I experienced a lot of change personally and professionally last year. My daughter was born last January. Being a first-time parent pretty much sums up the personal changes from the last year! Professionally, I continued my ongoing study of how people make positive,...

New Year’s Resolutions Revamped

New Year’s Resolutions Revamped

There is something really inspiring about opening a fresh, clean calendar. I can see why people make New Year’s resolutions. It’s a great time for reflection. It’s healthy to want to improve a thing or two in our lives and make this next calendar year better than the...

Weekly Reflection: Emotion and Avoidance

Weekly Reflection: Emotion and Avoidance

I have the opportunity everyday to learn so much about the human experience. Not many people get to sit and talk about important topics with others for a living. I’ve decided that it might be helpful for me to reflect on some of the themes that come up again and again...

What is EMDR?

What is EMDR?

I’m really glad you asked. Okay, maybe it was me who posed the question, but it’s still a good one. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Yes, that does sound quite sci-fi. What can I say? It was discovered when Star Trek: The Next Generation...

Positive and Helpful Articles on Mental Health

Positive and Helpful Articles on Mental Health

I recently came across some very good articles in the mainstream media about mental health issues. I'm particularly impressed with a series called, "Lives Restored" from The New York Times. It is a series featuring people who have struggled with serious mental health...

Quick Tip Tuesday-Make Sleep a Priority

Quick Tip Tuesday-Make Sleep a Priority

I spend a lot of my day talking with people about the foundations of good mental and physical health: quality food, exercise, and sleep. Yes, we all know about these things, but we dismiss them as too obvious or too difficult. So I'm the broken record reminding...

Quick Tip Tuesday- Slow Down!

Quick Tip Tuesday- Slow Down!

My tip today is for all of us who sometimes do too many things at once, speed more than we should, or gulp down food without proper chewing- slow down! It is the natural rhythm for late fall to get slower, quieter and more reflective. I'm convinced slower does not...

A Season for Gratitude

A Season for Gratitude

Thanksgiving sneaks up fast, at least it always does for me. This year I'm determined to give it more attention. That's because I've been thinking a lot about the concept of gratitude and how it can be vitally important in promoting wellness and fighting both anxiety...