Your Productivity Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

Healthline put out this really powerful article about value and productivity.  This has been something I certainly understand the value of, but as a to-do-list-maker I struggle to put it into practice in my own life.  I think the important thing to remember is that wellness is an ongoing process that you continually work on,…

Anxiety Vs. Coronavirus

Many people are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression since the isolation and social distancing rules have been put into effect.  Symptoms of anxiety and panic can often include difficulty breathing and other respiratory symptoms, which can mimic symptoms of the virus.  Thankfully, the folks at Baton Rouge General hospital put out an article…

Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine

The folks at Eat This Not That put out a great article, 7 Ways to Keep a Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine.  I love how the cornerstone of these tips are wellness, self-awareness, and self-compassion.  Prioritizing “health” during these uncertain times does not just mean social distancing and good hand hygiene to avoid sickness, but…

5 Ways to Create a Healthy and Productive Environment

Healthline has been putting out some really great stuff lately, and I was impressed with this recent article, Working From Home? Here Are 5 Ways to Create a Healthy and Productive Environment.  These are tips that I use myself, especially #1; without my million-and-one to-do lists, my accountability would be down the tubes. Having a…

Breathing Exercises

I got this article in an email from Healthline.  Check out 8 Breathing Exercises to Try When You Feel Anxious.  #’s 1 and 3 are my preferred methods, and of course I also love Guided meditation, which I’ll make a separate article about in the future, I promise.

10 Mental Health Tips for COVID 19

COVID 19 is impacting us all, and we’ve heard countless reminders of washing hands and participating in social distancing.  But one thing we haven’t heard very much about as ways to keep mentally healthy during the quarantine.  Below are some tips I’ve been sharing with my clients to help them stay calm and zen during…

A Word on Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  It’s not just a time for celebration, but also a time to think about change and resolutions.  There’s loads of information out there about the success rates (or failure rates) of New Year’s resolutions, and it can be pretty disheartening.  The bottom line is that change is hard; and I think…

Behavior Charts

Over the last few months, I’ve grown my therapy practice to include a lot more work with children.  While some kids in therapy struggle with complex and daunting issues, many simple problems faced by families can be easily modified through the use of behavior charts.  Conflicts over things like doing chores or finishing homework can…

Great Sleep Hygiene

I focus on sleep a LOT (it’s one of my favorite activities!), but it’s something we spend about 1/3 of our lives doing, so making sure you get proper, restful sleep will play a really big role in your mood, stress response, and physical health.  I recently posted an article about what NOT to do…