Category: Mental Health

Mindfulness to Go

Here are 30 of my favorite mindfulness strategies for lowering my stress level and helping me stay more present in the moment. Of all of the things I have tried, mindfulness helps me stay calm and centered more than anything else.  These suggestions are specifically meant to be used while you are going…

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Wanna Go to the Beach?

I think we have all just about had it with the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s get out of here, shall we?  OK, Coronavirus, you mean schoolyard bully, you win. You have taken a toll on all of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, you’ve brought devastating grief and loss. For all of us,…

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It’s OK to Crave Normalcy During a Pandemic

“Well of course it’s OK to crave normalcy”, you think to yourself. “Why is she even writing about this?” Here we are, in month SEVEN of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. We are grasping at ways to find our new normal, and what I am seeing in my clients is a deep grief starting…

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Stress and Anxiety: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Stress and anxiety are terms that are often used interchangeably. What’s the difference? This post is Part 1 of a series about stress and anxiety.

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The Latest Research on Depression and Exercise

For years, exercise has been known to be a factor in preventing and treating depression, but until now researchers haven’t proven whether there is a causal link or simply a connection. The latest study makes it clear.

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Feeling the January Blues? It Could be Seasonal Depression

Do the short, grey days leave you feeling depressed, tired, and unmotivated? You may have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Seasonal Depression. Over half a million people in the US experience seasonal depression, and women are more likely to suffer. New research sheds more light on this experience.

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Apparently Blogging is Not Just Writing. Who Knew?

Hello and Happy 2019! I’m back after a little break from writing and I wanted to talk about what the process of starting this blog has been like: an enlightening learning curve to say the least.

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Take a 30-Second Self Care Break

Keep reading for ways to take a quick and easy self care break to reset your mind and body. 

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How Do You React to Stress? Are You an Over or Under- Functioner?

People tend to react to stress in predictable ways. Some spring into action mode, trying to solve and fix. Others shut down and curl up into a ball. Both extremes are old, deeply ingrained strategies for dealing with stress. Read on to find out which reaction you tend towards and how to find…

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Can We Please Stop Telling Moms to “Stop Glorifying Busy”?

For years, there has been a popular cry for moms to “stop the glorification of busy!” What if we aren’t glorifying anything at all, but are just really, genuinely, bone-crushingly, exhaustingly, BUSY? 

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