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If you’re wondering about teletherapy, what it is and what to expect from it, you are in the right place. In this blog, I’ll be explaining what “teletherapy” means, what the process is like, teletherapy vs. in person therapy, possible advantages and disadvantages, and what you can expect from the process. Therapy in the Era of COVID-19 It probably comes as no surprise that therapy—like so many other...
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill   The Power of Perspective  Do you tend to see obstacles or opportunities? It may sound like a simple question, but it gets to the heart of one thing: Perspective. I recently came across the quote above and it reminded me of the fundamental truth that how we...
“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world…Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed.” Eckhart Tolle Adjusting to a New Pace Now, more than ever, we are being pushed to adjust to a new pace of life. Circumstances are calling us to slow down and embrace stillness. Since...
We have all been glued to our seats when not working, to keep tabs on the Covid-19 virus which has become pandemic. Our lives have changed in the blink of an eye and we have discovered what it is to be living in a time when exposure can mean death and the soldiers are healthcare providers. President Trump has called this “The Invisible War.” As I write this short article, I am directing my focus on the invisible soldier in...
The Benefits of Mindfulness: Why Now? You’ve likely heard about the benefits of mindfulness before. But hearing about something and putting into practice are two entirely different experiences. And right now, we all need to practice healthy states of mind & being more than ever. And right now, with so many of us now spending more time at home, it’s the perfect time to intentionally practice mindfulness in your every...
If you’re looking to identify signs of healthy vs unhealthy relationships or if you simply want to see your own relationships more clearly, you’re in the right place.  In this blog, I’m going to share 10 signs that indicate healthy vs unhealthy relationships. While it can be daunting—even a bit scary—to honestly reflect and examine your own relationships, it’s an essential skill to achieving...
There are plenty of opportunities to be distracted and overwhelmed. On the global level, consider the amount of information you’re assailed with every day. Most of the national & international news cycles are negative and fear-based. And on the personal level, there are always plenty of notifications, reminders, texts, and emails to attend to, in addition to all your daily duties. Whether personal or global, it’s all...
Reflecting on the daily changes and stresses affecting virtually everyone on earth recently, I suddenly remembered a quote from the movie Apollo 13.  The NASA crew is facing the looming possibility that they might lose the crew of the Apollo 13 moon mission. Due to a series of disasters with no end or solution in sight, tensions are high. Cigarettes burn, brows sweat and fists clench. One of the technicians says, “this is...
If you’re a giving person who has been hurt or let down, or if you want to achieve a healthier balance in your relationships, this is for you. I’m going to share 3 tips on how you can foster your wonderful quality of giving while still taking good care of yourself—how you can balance your innate generosity and enjoy giving to others, without burning yourself out (i.e. without “giving yourself away”)....
You’ve probably heard about breathing techniques and how they can help to calm your body and mind. And you’re absolutely right. Breathing techniques are so simple, so immediate and so effective that it’s easy to overlook them or simply forget to breathe when you’re feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or upset. So in this blog, I’m excited to share with you three specific techniques you can use at any...
If you want to learn a foolproof way to control anxiety and stop worrying, this is for you. First, just a little bit of helpful info about anxiety. Anxiety is largely driven by your thoughts. Even though we typically notice anxiety as an emotional and even physical experience, it begins—and is maintained—in the mind. When your thoughts are consumed by worries, this of course puts your brain, body and emotions on alert....
If you’ve ever struggled with sleep or wondered how to sleep better, this is the blog for you. Whether it’s not being able to fall asleep, waking up during the night, tossing and turning, or not being able to turn off your mind, I’m going to teach you 10 proven strategies for how to sleep better, starting tonight. Good sleep is a crucial foundation for your health. The quality and amount of sleep you get directly...