the blog

keep up with the latest

read more →

  While I typically steer away from talking about the science-y aspect of self-care and stress relief, I have recently found myself talking about ways to activate the parasympathetic nervous system with people in both my personal and professional life.  I’m teaching clients and friends (and myself!) that it’s important to not only prioritize self-care, […]

August 27, 2020

+ Read More

ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system

20 Ways to Activate your Parasympathetic Nervous System

27

read more →

What is restorative yoga? Restorative yoga is a type of yoga I’m just learning about, even though it’s nothing new to most seasoned yogis, of which, I would definitely NOT consider myself one. However, I do love yoga.  And whenever I practice it, I’m always so glad I did! The goal of restorative yoga is […]

August 20, 2020

+ Read More

restorative yoga

What is Restorative Yoga?

20

read more →

  The question I’ve been getting more and more the past few days as I’ve been going live on Instagram and Facebook is: “How do I deal with pandemic anxiety?” Sure, there are lots of other, more specific questions wrapped up in that one, such as: “What if schools don’t open up in the fall?” […]

July 11, 2020

+ Read More

how to deal with pandemic anxiety

How to Deal with Pandemic Anxiety

11

read more →

  As I shared just the other night in my free class, “How to Stop Yelling at the People You Love,” (p.s. you can catch the entire replay HERE), mind-mapping is one of the go-to tools I suggest to clients to deal with stress and anxiety. Why? Because mind-mapping is essentially a mini-therapy session – […]

July 8, 2020

+ Read More

Mind mapping for stress relief

Mind Mapping for Stress and Anxiety Relief

08

read more →

  Friends, how are you?  It’s been a while since I’ve written a post and let me tell you – as a now mama of FOUR busy babes, I have had my hands (and my heart) FULL! But I HAD to write you today to let you know that I’m teaching a FREE class tomorrow […]

July 5, 2020

+ Read More

how to stop yelling

How to Stop Yelling at the People You Love

05

read more →

    I found this pertinent quote by Elizabeth Edwards after frantically googling “adjust your sails” quote.  I wanted to be sure I got it just right, because a quarantine of unknown length is no time to mince words of encouragement. If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media lately, you know I’ve […]

April 13, 2020

+ Read More

adjust your sails

How to Adjust Your Sails in Stormy Weather

13

read more →

  I’m a huge fan of journaling in all the circumstances, but I especially love a good journaling prompt for anxiety, and that’s exactly what I want to share with you today.  But I’ll get to that in just a minute. In the interest of keeping it all the way real, I have to be […]

March 26, 2020

+ Read More

journaling prompt for anxiety

Be The Hero: A Journaling Prompt For Anxiety

26

read more →

  Today was supposed to be different, my son.  For weeks, we had been planning today.  We would wake up, surrounded by friends and family from out of state and celebrate.  We were supposed to be jumping up and down with excitement, saying things like “today’s the day!” as we drank our morning coffee.  We […]

March 18, 2020

+ Read More

today was supposed to be different

Today Was Supposed to be Different

18

read more →

  Nowadays, it seems like everyone (or at least a lot of people) are talking about boundaries.  I credit Brene Brown, but the truth of the matter is, the topic of boundaries is as old as the Garden of Eden. In my years as a therapist (and as a human!), I’ve found that the main […]

March 13, 2020

+ Read More

how to set boundaries without

How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Like a Jerk

13

read more →

  With so MANY self help books out there, it’s easy to wonder: what are the self help books that therapists recommend most?  As in, what are the go-tos, the tried and trues that professionals refer to again and again for their clients?  While there is obviously going to be some variation from therapist to […]

February 25, 2020

+ Read More

self help books therapists recommend

The 9 Self Help Books Therapists Recommend Most

25