“You’d be pretty if…”

I found this blog interesting: a somewhat personal account mixed with raising awareness of a new term – body-snarking. Accoring to the author, body-snarking is the act of appraising someone elses body, then commenting negatively about it via a different outlet, such as the internet or social networking sites. I … Read More

Lose Your Mind to Find Your Body

The mind is a powerful and confusing structure. Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s all in your head”? I think a lot of us can take that phrase figuratively instead of actually thinking literally about it. Let’s try: imagine a time when you were over analyzing, over-thinking, stressing or … Read More

GROW Interviews: Yoga Instructor Colette

G: Tell us about yourself, your job, and how you became a Yoga instructor: C: I’m a small-town girl from Newnan, GA who went to college for Dance Education & Mass Communications. After a short bout in Pittsburgh for a degree in Legal Studies, I moved back to Atlanta to … Read More

Coping with Trauma

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   Coping with Traumatic Stress There are things you can do to help yourself if you have suffered traumatic stress as a result of … Read More

PTSD

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is similar to a stress reaction and, in fact, many people who … Read More

Traumatic Stress

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   What is a Traumatic Stress Reaction? People who experience or witness horrible events such as school shootings, combat, rape, torture, natural disasters, accidents … Read More

Trauma – General Information

Disasters are often unexpected, sudden, and overwhelming. In some cases, there are no outwardly visible signs of physical injury, but there is nonetheless a serious emotional toll. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events … Read More

Joy in the mundane

I’ve found myself talking to my clients lately about finding joy in the mundane. Think about all the things that we do on a daily basis that are mundane – laundry, email, commuting, homework, brushing your teeth. It is easy to become frustrated, numb, or disconnected in the mundane. However, … Read More

Don’t miss your life…

Americans as a whole are challenged by being fully “present.” We tend to value quantity over quality. We find ourself looking for more before we have fully embraced what we have. We often settle for skimming the surface of something…say Twitter, Facebook, or emails…instead of seeking to fully understanding. Rather … Read More

Coping with distress

Do you ever find yourself stressing about situations that you really don’t have any control over? What’s that like for you? How does it make you feel? Do you find yourself feeling sad or worried or not so much? There are many factors in life either from the environment or … Read More