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…

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…

Reinvent Your Sleep Routine

One of the biggest issues my clients discuss in therapy is a lack of comfortable, restful sleep.  Granted, my clients have almost all recently gone through drug or alcohol withdrawal, it’s a problem many of us can relate to.  I found a great article from Best Life: 15 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed. …

Becoming a Morning Person

Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit.  I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell.  I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips…

Creating Healthy Habits

With my recent work as an addictions counselor intern, as well as a research assistant in a university social and affective neuroscience lab, I was intrigued to find this Harvard Business Review article, Why You Need to Make Your Life More Automatic.  The main point of the article is “the more of our key behaviors…

Quick Motivational Reads

Merry Post-Christmas!  First off, I hope you all enjoyed my cookie recipes and that at least one of them was a hit at your holiday parties.  At least for right now I’m going to give recipes a rest, but they’ll be peppered into my future posts for sure. Since not listening to my all-knowing parents…