8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

8 Tips for Coping with Cabin Fever

The winter months stretch before us–during a pandemic no less–and let’s be honest. We’re all a little concerned that being stuck at home – alone or with our family – is going to feel less like “home sweet home” and…

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Children's lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the "bad things" away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to...

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your…

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Stress and anxiety can overwhelm us during the holidays to the point of consuming our minds and hearts, as well as affecting our bodies. One way to develop resiliency in the midst of holiday stress is to focus on a…

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Joy through Giving; Joy through Receiving

Many of us are comfortable giving but not receiving assistance. However, we can reap benefits from the act of both giving and receiving. Giving requires the act of letting go. Receiving invites us to open and let something in. While…

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Are you facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your holiday expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday…

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing, especially for those who struggle with depression. This year’s COVID pandemic has made the 2020 holiday season particularly difficult. Many of us are grieving over traditions which won’t happen this year. Maybe we…

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Financial Stress

Thinking about money or your finances during the holidays can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you deal with financial stress around the holidays: Make one financial decision at a time. When people are faced with multiple, back-to-back…