Happy Holidays??

By |2020-01-13T11:35:27-07:00December 13th, 2019|Anxiety, Stress Management|

HAPPY HOLIDAYS?? We are in the heart of the holiday season and although we get a lot of messaging about this being a joyful time to spend with loved ones, it is often mixed with anxiety, depression and stress. At this time of year my practice is busy. Often spending time with extended family can be difficult. Past grievances flair back up, old patterns of behavior reappear and we are often drinking more, sleeping less and feeling financially strained … which adds to our difficulty coping. So how do you get through this season a little more gracefully? First, by acknowledging that holidays are difficult for people. Some people are struggling with the death loss of a loved one or dealing with families [...]

Reducing Anxiety

By |2020-01-12T21:38:23-07:00September 29th, 2016|Anxiety|

REDUCING ANXIETY Lately I’ve been thinking about anxiety and how many people I see in my office that are experiencing intense anxiety symptoms like insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure, a daily feeling of worry and not being able to “get it all done”. This culture of multitasking and having it all, just isn’t working for most people. We are tired, overwhelmed and feel little joy. The changing of seasons can be a transition time and an opportunity for change in our lives. Although change can be difficult, there are small steps we can take that have big payoff in our well-being. The following 5 suggestions are things that I am committing to do more of this fall and winter and offer [...]

Endings and Beginnings

By |2020-01-12T21:47:12-07:00January 7th, 2015|Anxiety, Trauma|

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS It's 2015, the beginning of a new year!  For some of us we were happy to see the end of 2014 and for others, we go into the new year with trepidation for the unknown to come.  With this in mind I thought I'd write a bit on endings today.  For without endings, beginnings can't happen. The basic definition of 'ending' is an end or final part of something.  We often have difficulty ending things.  How many of you have known that a relationship needs to end, but can't communicate this with your partner.  Maybe you do something that will make them so angry that they end the relationship.  Or maybe you continue on because it is easier than ending [...]