What is self-care, really?

Self-care needs to be considered a daily practice or it can lead to a cycle of burning out, adding in self care, and burning out again.

People Need to Change

The people we want to change are often not in the counseling room with us. Dare I say that this can often be a rub of individual counseling.

Perceptions, Interferences, and The High Cost of Attention

It’s no surprise that our perceptions influence how we view the world. The challenge is that we are limited in what can be perceived because our brains are continually assessing, simplifying, and sorting what is relevant. Imagine trying to notice everything happening around you all at once. You are unlikely … Read More

The Power of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Breathing with our diaphragm rather than our chest can encourage deeper breathing which can result in lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, and decreased stress.

Parenting with Mindfulness

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The practice of mindfulness has gained popularity in the field of Psychology as a practice for improving well being, health, and managing stress and anxiety. Mindfulness requires you to be fully present in the moment, attentive to your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Parenting can benefit from this mindful approach … Read More

Eat more attentively

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Resolutions like “eat healthier” seem to be pretty common. But what if we tried to eat more attentively instead? We live in a pretty fast-paced culture. Leisurely lunch breaks are great. But sometimes “lunch” is a turkey sandwich in one hand and an iPhone in the other as we run … Read More

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean? Part 1

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Children experience the same emotions as adults. They can feel everything from happiness to sadness to anger to nervousness to even stress. However unlike adults, many children do not understand how to effectively deal with the range of emotions they experience. Just like other life skills parents pass onto their … Read More