A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

I like to think of practicing mindfulness meditation as being like walking a labyrinth. This labyrinth, however, begins at the center and spirals outward, then returns to where it began: the center. Come to a comfortable seated position. If you…

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

By Bob VandePol, MSW COVID-19 challenges many areas of our lives in many frightening ways. It threatens the health and safety of ourselves and loved ones, forced us into social isolation and resulted in radical shifts in education and work….

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

We have an uncanny ability to find new and inventive ways to avoid taking action. Our moods can rob of us of motivation just when we especially need it to feel better. On the other hand, we also encounter avoidance…

Debunking 5 Common Myths About PTSD

Debunking 5 Common Myths About PTSD
Too many misconceptions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) get in the way of victims' healing and recovery. Learn the facts and help stifle the stigma surrounding PTSD today! PTSD MYTH 1: "I'm losing my mind." No, you are not...

We Need to Talk About Suicide

We Need to Talk About Suicide
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day  We need to start talking about suicide. Now. And we need to keep talking. Suicide has long been a serious public health problem. The recent and sudden isolation, unemployment and precipitous change ushered...

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean formal mediation and sitting still in a totally silent room! Many of my clients talk about new ways to improve their emotional wellness. In a recent discussion, a client mentioned this year he would…