Leaves blow softly in the wind. Birds chatter like a group of seniors gathering over coffee. Beauty, calm, community all surround me this morning as I put pen to paper to share my thoughts and feelings on stress in our modern day. It isn’t without irony that clarity on stress … [Read more...] about To Engage or Disengage: A Dichotomy of Needs
In last week’s blog we talked about how the Coronavirus pandemic has collectively and individually thrown our equilibrium off, our nervous systems are probably freaking out, and why it’s important to understand what’s happening in our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. … [Read more...] about Practical Ways to Regulate in Quarantine
There’s no need to explain to you the extent of chaos going on around us right now. Most of us are painfully aware of the ins and outs of how the coronavirus is impacting us personally and our world collectively. So today, we won’t get into that. Instead, let’s talk … [Read more...] about Why You’re Not Thriving in Quarantine
The truth can hurt. We don’t want to deal with things that feel scary and painful. People can be endlessly creative in finding ways to resist seeing what they don’t want to see. The problem is what we do to avoid anxiety-provoking situations keeps us stuck and amplifies our pain. … [Read more...] about Spiders and Booze: Facing the Truth
Many of the couples who ask me to meet with them have been married 10, 15 or even 25+ years. Their kids are out of the house, and the “empty nester” years that they so anticipated are now here. But it not what they expected. With kids, homework, careers, finances, the yard, … [Read more...] about Is the “High Point” of My Marriage Already Over?
I have read many articles on mindfulness and being present. It seems they are always written by mindful and present people. I guess that is good because all of these people seem to be successful in this arena, but what if you are an obsessive, in your head, looking to the next … [Read more...] about How To Be Present If You’re Easily Distractible