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  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

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20 Ways to Activate your Parasympathetic Nervous System

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Wondering how to improve your mental health this year?  You’re in the right spot! And, side note: you’re not alone! First off, I’d like to welcome you to the roaring 20’s my loves!  Doesn’t that sound crazy?  I can vividly remember sitting in my sociology class my senior year of high school and our teacher […]

January 6, 2020

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How to Improve Your Mental Health: 20 Things I’m Doing for My Mental Health in 2020

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Yes, ’tis the season to be jolly (fa la la la la…la la la la!), but ’tis also the season for seasonal depression.  WHOMP. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer (whomp whomp), just trying to deal it to you straight.  That’s what Besties do, right? To be honest, you don’t have to have a […]

December 6, 2019

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How to Cope with Seasonal Depression

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  The holiday season is a busy time of year for most of us (then again, when are we ladies ever NOT busy??), and one thing I hear from my clients a lot this time of year (and throughout the year) is: “I can’t seem to turn my mind off at night” and “I keep […]

December 1, 2019

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7 Suggestions for a Soothing Nighttime Routine

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  Do you remember that song “Don’t Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” by Monica?  I’m not going to sing it for you, don’t worry.  But if you need a memory jog, here you go. Essentially, Monica is singing about having a bad day, and telling her boo not to take it personally, […]

October 25, 2019

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The Best Way to Get Out of a Crappy Mood

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Perhaps you have, at some point in your life, struggled with negative thoughts of some kind. Oh, just me? I didn’t think so. 🙂 Negative thought patterns have a way of sticking with us once they sneak their way into our subconscious, which can lead to feelings to sadness, self-loathing, and unresolved anger if we’re […]

October 24, 2019

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A 3 Minute Breathing Exercise to Halt Negative Thoughts

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Come on, admit it…you waste time.  Oh don’t worry, you’re in good company.  I waste time, too.  I think we are probably all guilty of being super busy, super stressed, and feeling like we {ahem} don’t have time for self-care, when the fact of the matter is, we just aren’t using our time wisely.  Or […]

September 5, 2019

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Why You Waste Time (And How To Stop)

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  Last month, I decided to try something as somewhat of a self-care experiment – you know…in the name of research. I decided to look at my calendar for the next month and select 3 days on which I would make absolutely no plans.  None.  Zilch.  Nada.  You get the idea. And just in case […]

April 28, 2019

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Why I’m Taking 3 Days Off Each Month

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  One of the main reasons I started my blog was to encourage women, because in talking to so many of you in both professional and personal settings, it became crystal clear that so many of us struggle with the same darn issues.  We struggle with boundaries in relationships, anxiety, grieving, stress, and negative self-talk.  […]

April 18, 2019

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After 11 Years as a Therapist, I Finally Went To Therapy

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When I recently asked you in my Instagram stories what you would most like me to blog about, one dear reader replied: self-care advice for full-time caregivers. My heart went out to her immediately because I know her story – she is caring for her husband who is awaiting a kidney transplant – just like […]

February 25, 2019

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Self-Care Advice For Full-Time Caregivers

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