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The Vicious Cycle of Trauma and PTSD

As a Good Therapy Topic Expert, it is important to me to share information about the impact PTSD. In particular, with June the month of PTSD awareness, it is crucial to help provide accurate information about the struggles with this challenging experience. READ MORE


A Closer Look at Reiki, Part 1

Recently, I shared some thoughts on how Reiki can impact our healing from compassion fatigueReiki can impact our healing from compassion fatigue. READ MORE



 A Closer Look at Reiki, Part 2

Last week, we looked a bit more thoroughly at understanding Reiki on the heels of my recent interview regarding how Reiki can impact our healing from compassion fatigue. READ MORE



Need Some Sleep??

Many of us have a difficult time sleeping restfully. Some of us have a hard time falling asleep, while many of us wake up throughout the night. For others, we can fall and stay asleep fine but find ourselves having disturbing dreams or nightmares. READ MORE

Feeling Fatigued??
For many of us, there is often a feeling of giving and sharing so much of ourselves that there may be a chronic sense of fatigue, depression, or even anxiety. In particular, there are those of us that are giving so much of our empathy and compassion on a constant basis that we may be experiencing compassion fatigue. READ MORE

An Introduction to CPT for PTSD
Last week, I shared an overview of PTSD with a brief video. In the coming weeks, I will be exploring a bit more specific information about each cluster of what comprises PTSD. READ MORE

Understanding PTSD

For many  people, PTSD, or posttraumatic stress disorder, is a daily struggle. In fact, this is true for one out of every nine women. For others, it might be something that a loved one struggles with. READ MORE

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become a buzzword that’s gotten a lot of attention over the last few years, but not many people really get a full understanding of what it is. READ MORE

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness, Part 2

Last week, we began to examine some of the scientific principles behind how and why Mindfulness benefits us while we are adapting to life changing circumstances. We will be building upon that discussion today with an overview of some scientific findings. READ MORE

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness, Part 3

Over the last two weeks, we have begun examining the benefits and scientific underpinnings of Mindfulness. We resume the findings studies noted regarding the highly beneficial impact of Mindfulness over a short term period of regular practice. READ MORE

The Amazing World of Autism

As I mentioned last week, April focuses on bringing understanding and awareness to the both the issues and strengths that individuals with Autism experience. READ MORE

Go Blue in April!

April, as in every year, kicks off World Autism Month. In addition, the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd marks the UN sanctioned “Light It Up Blue” worldwide campaign. READ MORE

LAST CALL: Mindful Mondays Enrollment Closing!

You may be finding yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed and run-down. You might be having a hard time catching your breath and feel rushed from one thing to the next without a moment to slow your racing mind down. READ MORE

“Beyond the Couch” Is LIVE on iTunes!

I am very excited to share that the “Beyond the Couch” podcast is now LIVE on iTunes! iTunes makes it easy to subscribe so you can get episodes downloaded immediately when they are released. I am including a short video on how to do that, below… READ MORE

Don’t Forget – We Launch Next Week!

Last week, I made an exciting announcement about a new project that I can’t wait to get started sharing. Luckily, the wait is not that long! READ MORE

Make Your Goals SMART

Last week, we discussed the value of habits in shaping the landscape of our lives. More specifically, we explored the significance of deliberate, mindful habit building to enrich our lives. READ MORE

What Is "Mindful Habit?"

You might have already resolved to create something new in your life for 2017. Maybe you are still planning out your resolution. Time has been flying by! Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed your motivation or success waning. READ MORE

Mindful Monday: Enrollment Now Open!

You may be finding yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed and run-down. You might be having a hard time catching your breath and feel rushed from one thing to the next without a moment to slow your racing mind down. READ MORE

Enrich Your Partnerships – 3 Tips for Mindful Relationships PART 3

Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed Mindful relationships along with the importance of our own Mindful awareness within relationships. I am very excited to share the final portion of this three part series with three practical tips you can begin using to build Mindful relationships today! READ MORE

Enrich Your Partnerships – 3 Tips for Mindful Relationships PART 2

Last week, I provided an overview of how Mindfulness within relationships can help to enhance your connections. Today, I wanted to delve a bit more deeply into how this awareness of ourselves impacts our interactions with others. READ MORE

Enrich Your Partnerships – 3 Tips for Mindful Relationships PART 1

Relationships can be some of the most incredible experiences of our lives. They can also be difficult. We want to feel connected to our partner, yet it feels like there is a wall up between the two of you. We want to understand our partner, but find ourselves sometimes feeling like we’re speaking two different languages. READ MORE

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Mindfulness Matters 5 Day Challenge: Your Questions Answered!

Did you miss the announcement for the 5 Day Mindfulness Matters Challenge? Maybe it has been a hectic week and you were curious to find out what the buzz was about. With people in seven states interested and the questions pouring in, I decided to answer some of those burning questions. READ MORE

Mindful Eating Check In

Recently, I shared the benefits of Mindful eating and offered some ways to get started! I received a lot of inquiries about this and many people mentioned they shared the exercise with friends, family, and colleagues. I decided to expand the pool and share with my newsletter, where I offer tips, information, and other things I find inspiring. READ MORE

Get Ready for a Challenge!

With the New Year several weeks underway, you might be feeling a bit restless and stuck in a rut. Maybe you’re still gearing up to make some changes for 2017. Or you might be riding the momentum from making some movement on your goals. Either way, you may feel ready for an exciting and life-enhancing challenge! READ MORE

10 Useful Applications of Reiki Healing Therapy

Last week, I provided an overview of Reiki healing. I wanted to address some practical, physical, and emotional benefits that can complement our work in psychotherapy. Read on for some ways this approach can help you build the life you want to celebrate. READ MORE

What Is Reiki?

You might be feeling a bit off over the last few weeks. We’ve had a hectic holiday season and now things are slowly falling back into the routine. Yet something still doesn’t quite feel right. You might be exhausted or feel worked up most of the time no matter how much you are trying to relax. It might just feel like you can’t quite seem to get your footing back on the ground and find your rhythm again. READ MORE


Feeling a little frazzled post holi-daze? Need a little boost to help you get back on track? I have a great technique for you that’s simple and easy to take with you anywhere! READ MORE

Ease Into the Holi-daze with PMR

With the stress of the holi-daze, are you finding your body tensing up more and more? Holding your nerves in your muscles? Are you starting to feel frazzled and unfocused? There is a simple, relaxing, and quick way to get yourself feeling settled and relaxed again! READ MORE

Pet Therapy

Below, is a compilation of quotes to get you some creature comfort in the absence of your furry-footed loved ones… Ask of the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth…Saint Francis of Assisi. READ MORE

Benefits of Mindful Eating

Here we are on Mindful Monday again! Recently, I introduced some guidelines for mindful eating. If you have had a chance to try them out, I would love to hear your experiences. Share them with our Facebook and Twitter communities so you can help inspire others! READ MORE

10 Ways to Say Thanks

Are you gearing up for another dreaded holiday where you feel taken for granted and underappreciated? Have you been wishing that you could find a way to feel more seen and appreciated by your loved ones? READ MORE

Mindful Monday: A Simple Guide to Mindful Eating

Yet another Mindful Monday has arrived and I am so excited to share another Mindfulness tool with you. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to introduce you to mindful eating. READ MORE

Mindful Monday Series in 1 Week

I am so excited to reboot our Mindful Monday 8 session series! Our last round of the series brought so much to our community. Here are some of the comments from people: READ MORE

Mindful Monday Sample!

How have you been handling the change in seasons? Curious how you can more smoothly ease into our shorter days? I am so excited to share a little taste of peace and serenity with gentle awareness through Mindfulness! READ MORE

What Is Mindfulness?

Are you finding yourself more and more frazzled? Easily reactive without knowing what set you off? Or are you having a hard time focusing on what you’re trying to do? I have great news! You can find simple ways to get yourself feeling more focused, alert, calm, and ready to just be in the moment! Mindfulness can be learned by anyone. I have seen this transform many people’s lives in a matter of a short few weeks. READ MORE

10 Benefits of PMR

We looked at a great way of reducing tension and getting your body and mind relaxed with an introduction to Progressive muscle relaxation. Now, let’s extend those great benefits with some additional ones! READ MORE

What Is PMR?

Have you been carrying tension in your body? Instead of having your muscles hold your stress, give them some relief! Sometimes shifting our tension can bring deep relaxation. Use Progressive muscle relaxation to help make the switch. READ MORE

Do I Need Treatment for PTSD? Part 2

A basic overview of PTSD was covered in Part 1 of this series. Today, I’ll give you some more guidelines in considering your options for treatment. It can be hard to ask for help, but it can be harder if we don’t get the help we need when we need it. READ MORE

Do I Need Treatment for PTSD? Part 1

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. You may find it hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. READ MORE

Goddess Curriculum Group: LAST CHANCE!

This week is our last chance offer to enroll in our innovative support group for women grappling with the aftermaths of a trauma. If you have been in an overwhelming situation that you left you feeling helpless, suffered a major accident, or have a history of sexual/physical violence, talk to me to see how this group can help you feel “unstuck” and get your life back. READ MORE