Chronic Stress is Contributing to Your Anxiety and Depression

What a great video! I love that it drives home the point that we will always have stress in our lives and how we RESPOND to it is what matters most. If you are continually angry, sad, frustrated, or irritable, and your relationships are suffering because of it, you may need help “resetting” yourself emotionally. That’s where I can help!

Book Review: The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

I am impressed with this book.  It has worked wonders for my 6 year old and 3 year old.  Bedtime is very different these days!!

Check it out for yourself!​

12 Things You Don’t Owe Anyone

A client shared this article with me.  She said it summed up a lot of what we have worked on in therapy.  Sometimes we need permission to do things differently from how we’ve always done them.

Same story, same results.  Different story, different results.

​What does your new story entail?

Read more here.

2-Minute Meditation: Mindfulness

​What is Mindfulness? Why is it important?

Can I really meditate for just 2 minutes?!​​

Your Brain on Gratitude

Here is a wonderful article by a colleague of mine from Austin, TX – Jiovann Carrasco, LPC-S.

Read on…

Your Brain on Gratitude

 

Think The Thoughts You Want To Think

What we give attention to and think about is where our focus resides. Let’s make sure we’re thinking about things we want out of life rather than things we wish we weren’t encountering.

Unsure how to stop thinking about the things you don’t want? Imagine them as leaves in a stream floating by, not harming anything, just not needed. Notice them, then let them continue down stream. By letting them go you’re creating space for the thoughts you do want.

Have you tried this and you still can’t focus on the more positive things you want out of life? Send me an email and we’ll figure it out together. I love helping people get what they want out of life!

Team Mentality

Any time we have an adversarial attitude toward something we give that thing power.  If we are the warrior and we are fighting against something that is currently in power we are admitting we don’t have power but we are trying to get it. But as long as we are battling and fighting we are not in control or have power and just keep feeding a viscous cycle that rarely ends.

What if instead we looked at things from more of a team or troupe mentality.  On a team you have all levels of players and you’re in this thing together. You may not really know everyone on your team or even like some of the participants very much but your are still a team. You help support each other and you’re working toward a common goal.
So if you’re facing a situation that seems like a hardship, close your eyes, take a couple deep breaths and ask yourself, “What am I supposed to learn from this? What am I supposed to do with this situation?” and keep asking yourself these questions until you get (hear, feel, “just know”) an answer. If you go some time without hearing an answer it might not be that there isn’t one it might just be that you can’t hear it yet.  Slow yourself down, quiet your mind, and be still for a few moments. And listen.  Your answer is there waiting for you. ​
If you just can’t seem to slow down or quiet your mind, email me. I love helping people get to that quiet space where they can listen!​

Allowing Enough Room For All

Thought for the Day

Information and energy and emotion flows in and out of us constantly. But sometimes we hold on to stuff we don’t need and/or we block getting the things we need.

Take a deep breath and close your eyes and ask yourself: What is it that I need to release? Notice what pops in your head.

On the flip side, there are also things we need to receive. Again, take a deep breath and ask yourself: What is it I need to receive? Notice what comes to you.

Press Release: Award-Winning Therapist Offers Unique Approach

Check out my latest Press Release: Award-Winning Therapist Offiers Unique Approach to Help People Address Frustration and Anger​