How to Deal with Pandemic Anxiety

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?” “What […]

Anxiety

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Mind mapping for stress relief

  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 – […]

Mind Mapping for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Anxiety

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how to stop yelling

  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 […]

How to Stop Yelling at the People You Love

Relationships

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adjust your sails

    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 […]

How to Adjust Your Sails in Stormy Weather

Resilience

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journaling prompt for anxiety

  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 […]

Be The Hero: A Journaling Prompt For Anxiety

Anxiety

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today was supposed to be different

  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 […]

Today Was Supposed to be Different

Resilience

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how to set boundaries without

  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 […]

How To Set Boundaries Without Feeling Like a Jerk

Relationships

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self help books therapists recommend

  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 […]

The 9 Self Help Books Therapists Recommend Most

Books

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modern family gifs

  I had to interrupt our regularly scheduled self-care posts to create a self-care post full of something very important: Modern Family Gifs. Modern Family has got to be one of the best shows ever.  It truly came along at just the right season of life for me, as I was a young mom, trying […]

Modern Family Gifs: 10 Times Modern Family Was Self Care GOALS

GIFs

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5 things I've been loving lately

  Since my posts of late have been very much centered on anxiety, and how to cope with different kinds of anxiety, etc., I thought I would veer away a bit this week and simply share a few of the things that I’ve been loving lately.  I really enjoy following along with other bloggers and […]

5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

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