Exploring Attachment While Valentine’s Day is Approaching

The air is chilly, and February 14th is coming quickly. Valentine’s Day!! To many, this means making dinner reservations, getting chocolates, flowers, or planning to spend time with their significant other. To others, it is a day that reminds them of their singleness. Given our personal attachment styles and our … Read More

Trauma & EMDR- Part Three

Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (I’ll explain EMDR later in the series), defines trauma as “any event that has had a lasting negative effect… When you lose your peace of mind, or if you never had it, there can be serious physical and psychological consequences no matter what the … Read More

What is Bilateral Integration and How Can it Help Us?

Dan Siegel is a psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher at UCLA. If you’ve ever read anything about mindfulness, you’ve probably interacted with some of his work. According to Siegel, well-being is all about integration. This kind of integration can help us manage stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help us … Read More

SPA BEAR Part Two: Preventing a Meltdown

If you missed part one of this short series, head over to our archives to catch up on the discussion of this acronym from this podcast. The acronym SPA BEAR provides principles to live by that encourage self-care and feeling content through the busyness of life. Sometimes we have moments … Read More

Emotional Intelligence: Teaching Kids About Their Emotions

Behavior such as tantrums, aggression, and meltdowns can often (but not always) be a sign of a child’s inability to express their emotions. Often times, challenging or problematic behavior can be linked to a child’s inability to identify their feelings and respond in appropriate ways. It is never too early … Read More

The Players Trust

What better time for players to get the benefits they’ve already earned through The Trust than right now? I recently sat down with Hannibal Navies, Director of Engagement and Outreach at The Trust, who spent nine seasons as a player in the National Football League. The Trust (powered by the … Read More

Trauma & EMDR- Part Two

In Part one of this series on trauma and EMDR, we acknowledged that it’s not uncommon for us to have a hard time recognizing traumatic events in our own lives. The reason we may need to look carefully and honestly at our past is because traumatic incidents often hijack our current … Read More

A Buzzword Defined: What Does Trauma Really Mean?

We hear the word used conversationally—“that was so traumatic!”—and sometimes, it’s true. Yet, many forms of trauma don’t come up in conversation at all. What is trauma, really? In this series, we are going to take a closer look at what trauma means, its effects, and how we can move … Read More

SPA BEAR Part One: Practices to Improve Self-Care

In our society, there is a belief that we have to be busy to be productive, and if you aren’t doing anything, you are lazy. Living a busy lifestyle can increase our stress and decrease happiness. The acronym SPA BEAR provides principles to live by that encourage slowing down and … Read More