The Enjoyable COVID19 Life

We must forge a new enjoyable life in the present COVID19 reality. Face it and embrace it—not just endure it—for that lifestyle will foster balanced mental health, a strong immune system and build a better post-COVID future right now.

Counseling Starfish

To me, this story of devotion is about helping a single life, and as many single lives as we can. But, the greater lesson, to me, is that we are all starfish.

Can’t. Be. Grateful.

I wonder how many of us struggled to find something to say we were thankful for yesterday. I wonder if there were some who just faked it or said “pass” because they felt they had nothing. I’m sure there were, just as there were others who may have chosen to stay home or had no place to go which makes gratitude a significant challenge. We all struggle to find something to be grateful for at times. It’s a painful place to be. The way out is to let go.

Outdoor Restores Work!

Researchers studied 18,500 people and found that spending time in nature can bring you as much satisfaction, vitality and meaning as having a good marriage, education or income!

New Amsterdam: Best Medicine for Counselors

New Amsterdam: The heart is what keeps me coming back as a fan and a counselor. It is the belief that everything can be improved. Quality of life, the healthcare system, our relationships, ourselves.

Valentine, Love Thyself

We look at that list and say, “Yeah, I want all those benefits!” But perhaps you’re like me and the idea of self-compassion is challenging. Where do we even start? And, how do we avoid beating ourselves up when we fail at being self-compassionate?

Clean up Your Mehs!

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world...

Your Stress Free Vacation in 5 Steps or Less

  Key: Relaxing vacations take purposeful preparation. Living it: Make lists, buffers, boundaries and memories. Clinical Concept: Blending Acceptance and...

Fitness and Fun: National Child Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

“For too long we have been embarrassed to admit when our children need emotional or psychiatric help, worried that the...

The River’s Secret: Flow through adversity and anxiety

  “Of all the virtues we can learn no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely...