At Home Workouts

I’ve recently joked “people are going to come out of quarantine either gaining or losing 20 lbs” and from what friends and family are sharing with me so far, I think I’m on the money with that more than I initially thought.  While some people are taking this time as a snack-filled staycation, others are…

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.

Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

My friend sent me this soup a while back from the New York Times and it is SO GOOD.  It’s a little bit different and a great change-up from my normal routine–except that it’s so good I’m making it all the time! Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving 4 garlic cloves, chopped…

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…

Film Photography Basics

A friend of mine was recently given an old film camera by his mother who was cleaning out her attic.  When he showed it to me, I was instantly flooded with nostalgia from my childhood–my mom loves to take pictures and I still remember my fascination from the days long before “digital” meant anything related…

Best Carrot Cake

To follow up from last week’s post on the BEST RED VELVET CAKE, I figured I’d post another favorite dessert of mine, the classic carrot cake.  I tend to experiment every time I make it, but one of the best recipes I’ve found online is this one from Live Well Bake Often.  There’s a trend…

Red Velvet Cake

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Eat This, Not That! sent a newsletter containing this article, Why Exactly is Red Velvet Cake Red?  It’s no secret that red velvet is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I figured I’d share the article along with my favorite Red Velvet Recipe from Divas Can Cook for you…