Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Of the mental health difficulties and struggles that Americans cope with, anxiety is the most prevalent.  Anxiety disorders impact almost 20% of us, while the experience of being anxious, ruminative, or frightened is an almost universal feeling.  Almost half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring depression disorder, and those that Read More…

Mindfulness and Eating

75% of Americans acknowledge that they are wanting to eat healthier, and making efforts to have a healthier diet overall.  Yet that same percentage of Americans eat a diet that is low in recommended foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  More than 2/3 of adults, and 1/3 of children qualify as obese.  Despite Read More…

All About Loneliness

Orson Wells wrote, “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create for the moment that we are not alone.”  The experience of loneliness strikes humans of all shapes, sizes, ages and demographics.  We can feel alone when we are with others, and there is Read More…

Holiday Survival Tips

There is a lot that goes into the holidays, and in this busy holiday season, when Thanksgiving runs right into Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Years – not to mention end of the year parties, holiday celebrations can quickly become overwhelming.  A big culprit for the heightened emotions and overwhelm of the holidays is stress, Read More…

Letting Go Of The Past

Humans have an unbelievable capacity in terms of their memory.  Triggers, such as certain smells or environments can often lead us down a memory trail.  Pieces of dreams are made up of memories.  But what happens when our memories or experiences are harmful? When we harbor resentments and grudges, or when we re-experience a trauma, Read More…

What Is Mindfulness, and How Can It Help Me?

 As you look through treatments and strategies to help with a variety of presentations, such as anxiety, mood, adjustment, or trauma, one word keeps coming up that may not make as much sense as some of the other, more conventional recommendations.  While typically therapy, medication, exercise, and self-care are touted heavily, mindfulness has increasingly been Read More…