Almost everyone’s mental health has been impacted from the turn life has taken in the last few months. As things were, life was already stressful enough for many people prior to COVID-19. There was more than enough anxiety, panic, depression, fear, worry, headaches, and more to overflow our mental and emotional tanks. Life has always … More Are You Overwhelmed?
When living in a life full of daily routines, it can be somewhat easy to forget that we actually are surrounded by risks every day. We become so normalized to our ways of living life, that simple things such as being within six feet of other people, touching a door knob, or going to a … More Living with Risk: Emerging from COVID-19 Quarantine
Spoiler alert: Yes, you should still go. (compiled scenario to protect confidentiality): I was having one of those days where it just felt like everything was fine. Nothing really happened since my last session, and I didn’t really have anything important to talk about today. Nothing was pressing, and I didn’t understand why I should … More I Have Nothing to Say Today, Should I Still Go to Therapy?
New Years can hold a variety of meaning for people. While the concept of the “New Year’s Resolution” is a popular annual game, it is the overall opportunity that New Years represents which is worthy of our attention. The opportunities people embrace are different for everyone. But what New Years provides is a marker in … More New Year’s and Self-Improvement
We live in a world where instant (and constant) gratification seems to be the demand. We want responses to texts and emails immediately. We can watch TV without commercials, watch an entire series without delay, and press pause were we to ever be in danger of missing a minute. We can pull out our phone … More Is ‘Instant Gratification’ Really Gratifying?
TV and movies are a problem. Sure, it is all good entertainment and a way to pass some time. But, unfortunately, TV and movies hold much more power over us than many people understand. Over the years in my practice, I have seen many people negatively impacted by the subtle messages delivered in movies and … More Life in One Take
…To do things you don’t want to do. I’m sure everyone has had these moments from time to time, at least. Whether it’s a project or task for work, paper or studying for school, cleaning or organizing at home, or dealing with any other range of burdensome responsibilities you don’t want to deal with, the … More 8 Steps to Motivate Yourself…