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””

Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More

Whatever you celebrate or whether you celebrate, this time of year may be filled with family gatherings, get-togethers with friends, and being a bit busier.  Many of us enjoy the holidays, yet people report a significant amount of stress surrounding them.  Whether it’s trying to do too much, financial concerns about gift buying or takingContinue reading “Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More”

Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More

Whatever you celebrate or whether you celebrate, this time of year may be filled with family gatherings, get-togethers with friends, and being a bit busier.  Many of us enjoy the holidays, yet people report a significant amount of stress surrounding them.  Whether it’s trying to do too much, financial concerns about gift buying or takingContinue reading “Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More”

In a rut? …Then shake it up!

This is something I find myself saying to clients all of the time. Often, people report feeling depressed, anxious, holding themselves back, not accomplishing a goal, achieving some success only to give up, or otherwise just staying stuck in the same old patterns. They recognize it, but their efforts to change always seem to falter,Continue reading “In a rut? …Then shake it up!”

Getting the Most Out of the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, and by the title I don’t mean how to get the most stuff- but how to get the most enjoyment out of the season.  Many look forward to this time with anticipation, excitement, and good memories, but most of us know that the holidays can leave us feeling disappointed, sad,Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of the Holiday Season”

Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition

It’s August 1st.  You know what that means, right?  For my kids, 24 days until school starts.  Others have the luxury of starting after Labor Day (about 32 days left). But who’s counting? (haha) For most of us, summer is winding down- summer camps, vacations, barbeques, time at the pool, and so on.  Hopefully everyone has beenContinue reading “Back to School: Six Strategies to Ease the Transition”

7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress

Anyone with a family knows that family life can be stressful- with work; busy schedules; often conflicting activities; trying to meet everyone’s wants and needs; constant demands for time and money; and of course the unexpected. Some times are easier than others, but often our resources are limited (time, money, or our ability to handleContinue reading “7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress”

How Old is Too Old? (And 5 Reasons Why the Answer is “No”)

I came across this article last week, “How old is too old to skateboard?”  The author talks about “skate geezers”, men he says are too old to be riding skateboards and to be “thinking they’re cool”.  He brings up valid points- that falling hurts a lot more when you’re older (it does), injuries may have more consequences (like missed work or lostContinue reading “How Old is Too Old? (And 5 Reasons Why the Answer is “No”)”

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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