Just 8 Seconds is all it takes

  Feeling anxious?  Stressed out?  Overwhelmed?  Take a moment for your self.  Watch this popular GIF and breath along with it.  In only 8 seconds, you will find yourself feeling more relaxed.


Motivating kids to help around the house.

Often when I see parents, they ask me me about getting their kids to help with the chores around the house. Below is one mom’s ticket system. What works for you?…/…/s800/Ticket%2Bsystem%2Bcopy.jpg…/Ticket%2Bsystem%2Brewards%2Bcopy…



Worry and stress are not unusual traits experienced by people in today’s chaotic world, but when does worry cross the line into a more complex problem? Pathological anxiety – sometimes called Generalized Anxiety Disorder – is a situation where a person worries consistently and often unreasonably. As someone once said, “people with anxiety issues are […]


Courage and You

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” This favorite quote from therapist Mary Anne Radmacher is a wonderful reminder of what true courage is all about. That is the brave willingness of human beings to keep “showing up” to tackle […]


Reducing Stress

Looking for ways to reduce stress? These relaxation techniques will have you finding relief in no time. We all get stressed out sometimes, but if it feels like stress seems to rule your days, it’s time to do something about it. Why is reducing stress so important? Because stress isn’t just problematic in the moment […]


How to recover from being bullied.

How to Recover from Being Bullied* 1. Step away from any negative distractions. (Anyone who makes you feel horrible) 2. Make a connection to yourself. (Figuring out questions you answer) 3. Coming up with your own answers rather than having other people answer them. 4. Take the focus off of yourself and observe other people. […]


Holiday Stress

The holidays are coming. What is your gut response to that statement? If you feel suddenly stressed, you’re not alone. There are many reasons the holiday season can be stressful, such as: • The expectations of yourself and others • Financial restraints • Travel arrangements • Physical demands • Family obligations • Personality conflicts • […]


My Story

I wait with the others, their troubles tucked tight within them.  We all hold close our coats of normal, our means of putting that one foot in front of the other, that one day after this one day. You turn the corner and I feel you before I see you and as we greet I’m […]