How to Manage Anxiety Over Returning to the ‘New Normal’

If I got a nickel for every time I heard (or said) the phrase “These are uncertain times”… The initial COVID-19 shutdown created a wave of anxiety when it was first implemented, but with humans being such adaptable creatures, many people seem to have quickly gotten used to the changes.  The recent easing of restrictions…

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…

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…

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…

Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…