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…

9 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

I’m a pretty big fan of the Calm app and blog, and I think it’s important to share some information for those of us that know someone who’s struggling with depression.  Check out the article here.

Weight Loss Drinks

Eat This Not That!  put out a list of various drinks and how they assist in weight loss and other impacts they have on the body.  They’re broken into categories and I am particularly interested in the teas, but there are plenty of interesting choices on the list for whatever preference you have.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…