Active Listening

Active Listening

When communicating, it can be easy to focus more on what we are saying than how we are listening. If …

Menstrual Cycle and Mood

Menstrual Cycle and Mood

The menstrual cycle is composed of four different phases, which vary in duration from woman to woman, and may fluctuate …

Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats are a tool used by some people to help them induce states ranging from sleep to high alertness. …

Harmful Oils

Harmful Oils

Polyunsaturated Fats, or PUFAs, from the right sources and in the right quantities, are important for your health. However, several …

Soothing the Stressed Amygdala

Soothing the Stressed Amygdala

If you look deep inside your brain (please, don’t), you’ll find a part of your brain that’s critical for emotion, …

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, a term coined in 1990 by Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer, refers to “a form of social …

Your Gut is Your Second Brain

Your Gut is Your Second Brain

There may be more validity to the statement “go with your gut” than you previously realized. The gut-brain axis refers …

Are You Drinking Your Hot Cacao?

Are You Drinking Your Hot Cacao?

For many, chocolate may seem like a guilty pleasure. However, you can have chocolate guilt-free while supporting your mental and …

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is a disorder that causes someone to experience abnormal changes in their energy, mood, and ability to manage daily …

Why Are We So Negative?

Why Are We So Negative?

Have you ever wondered why there’s mostly bad news being reported, or why it can be so easy to focus …

Disorganized Attachment

Disorganized Attachment

Mary Ainsworth’s work on attachment identified three attachment categories (secure, insecure avoidant, and insecure ambivalent/resistant). The development of the disorganized/disoriented …

Negative Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk

Telling someone to be nice to themselves seems simple enough, but being kind to yourself can feel challenging when your …

When Sugar Isn’t Sweet

When Sugar Isn't Sweet

Do you have a sweet tooth? In the United States, the average person consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a …

Emotional Regulation with DBT

Emotional Regulation with DBT

Emotional regulation skills are important for maintaining emotional stability. Many people learn how to regulate challenging emotions early on in …

A Look at Attachment Styles

A Look at Attachment Styles

The way we relate to others has roots in our childhood, when our attachment styles are formed based on how …

Meditation for Mental Health

Meditation for Mental Health

Meditation is an accessible and effective tool to improve your mental health, as well as other aspects of your health. …

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

We’ve all heard someone comment about there not being enough hours in a day, and sadly that can feel true …

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety and fear are a normal part of human experience. We all face feelings of fear and anxiety in situations …

A Brief Guide to Job Hopping

A Brief Guide to Job Hopping

A little background on job hopping… Job hopping, which is frequently changing jobs after a short duration, is a behavior …

Family Financial Enmeshment

Family Financial Enmeshment

It’s a parent’s job to care for their children and prepare them to become independent adults, and this job is …

Less Comparison, More Joy

Less Comparison, More Joy

In my work as a therapist, and in my personal life, it’s obvious that people are seeking to enjoy their …

Money and Mental Health

Money and Mental Health

How is your relationship with money? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is likely complicated. In a 2015 survey …

Becoming a More Playful Adult

Becoming a More Playful Adult

Occasionally during my work as a therapist, a younger client will mention something about how being an adult does not …