6 Ways to “Have Time”

“I don’t have time to exercise…eat healthy…pack my lunch for work…get my hair or nails done…buy groceries…save money…read…watch TV or movies…see friends…write…draw…”, and so on. These days it is tough to have time to do anything, especially if you work, have a family, have kids involved in activities, etc. With so many responsibilities, sometimes competingContinue reading “6 Ways to “Have Time””

“The easiest thing to do is nothing”.

This is something I say to my clients all the time.  And it’s true.  Here are a few examples: Staying in a relationship you know is bad because it’s easier than leaving. Feeling overweight but not going to the gym- or improving your diet because it’s “too hard”. Not looking for a better job whenContinue reading ““The easiest thing to do is nothing”.”

“I’ll (blank)…as soon as I (blank).”

Complete the statement. How often do you find yourself saying (or thinking) that?  I included blanks because there are so many common examples. “I’ll play with you…as soon as I clean up the kitchen”… “I’ll do my work…as soon as I finish these episodes of Game of Thrones”… “I’ll go to bed…as soon as I finishContinue reading ““I’ll (blank)…as soon as I (blank).””

Don’t hate… compensate!

As a psychologist I work with a lot of people who want to make a change in their lives.  They want to be more outgoing, assertive, or confident…less depressed, anxious, or boring…and so on.  We could probably all benefit from making one change or another. I have found myself lately writing about making changes.  It’s myContinue reading “Don’t hate… compensate!”

F**K AVERAGE!

I apologize if anyone finds this title offensive, but I imagine anyone reading this is an adult.  This is just what I thought of as I recently started seeing GNC’s new “Beat Average” slogan.  I’m not at all advertising GNC, but the statement resonated with me so I decided to write about it. Sure, average is “good enough” for someContinue reading “F**K AVERAGE!”

Want to change? Then do the things you don’t want to do.

Every day we’re bombarded with messages that we should change- lose weight, eat better, save more money, and so on.  And most of us are perpetually trying to make some kind of change.  Not that we shouldn’t try to better ourselves, but we often fail because making the change isn’t something we really want toContinue reading “Want to change? Then do the things you don’t want to do.”

Everyday Mindfulness: 5 Easy Strategies for Mindful Living

Mindfulness has become really big over the past few years, and as a psychotherapist I try to educate clients about it whenever possible. Mindfulness can be defined, quite simply, as a state of active, open attention to the present. When we’re mindful, we consciously observe our thoughts and feelings from a distance, without making judgmentsContinue reading “Everyday Mindfulness: 5 Easy Strategies for Mindful Living”

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