How to Identify Your Values

Are you acting in accordance with your values?   What values do you consider most important in your life? Do these values actually align with how you’re living? When you’re feeling lost or stuck, identifying what your values are can help create a sense of meaning, direction, and can guide your actions. It can also […]

Anxiety: Name and Manage

Learning to recognize and accept natural responses WHAT IS ANXIETY AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN STRESS   Anxiety is our cognitive, physical, and behavioral reaction to stress. Anxiety is an internal process that often includes the persistent feeling dread or apprehension that does not go away even when the trigger has passed or has […]

Boundaries in the Time of COVID-19

Well, here we are. I highly doubt any of us expected to be in this current situation. As we navigate uncharted territory, it might be helpful to take some time and consider the various boundaries you want to set with your friends, family, work, the news, and even yourself. WITH FRIENDS Sometimes it feels fantastic […]

Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The call to practice social distancing can feel difficult when everyone around you looks and reports feeling normal. However, as the CDC and WHO have stated, staying home or limiting social interaction during this time is crucial. Over the next two weeks especially, as asymptomatic people are able to spread the virus without knowing it; […]

A New Year, A New Approach To Change

For many, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and renewed optimism. Setting resolutions or goals inspire some and frustrate many on the path to creating change. Maybe you’ve done this before and told yourself that you will strive to “eat healthy,” “save money,” or “achieve more success at work.” You […]

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You are your own worst enemy?” Well, for many people, nothing could be more true. We are often our own worst critic, able to identify our flaws and mistakes well before anyone else. We also tend to think that everyone else can notice these flaws when the truth is, […]

Just Breathe

What’s the best coping skill that only takes a minute, we all have and are doing all day long? This isn’t a sneaky riddle; it’s your breath! You breathe all day long. It’s essential for your survival, but it’s also one of the best coping strategies you have to manage daily stress and anxiety. Best […]

Powering Off In 2019

Who spends too much time on their computer, phone, or tablet? Raise your hand. OK, that’s about all of us. Many of you who have set goals and resolutions for the new year have included less screen time, and it’s easy to see why this is a popular intention. Research shows that the increase in […]

Cheers to the New Year!

Goals. Resolutions. Intentions. Whatever you choose to call them, many of you are taking time today and tomorrow to reflect on the past year and seek to make some changes for the year ahead. Whether you believe in this practice or not, we all can agree that 2018 was a wild year and we could […]