“You could take anti-depressants. Or, you could just be with your sadness.”
These wise words were offered by a therapist. A friend had been feeling really low and wanted perspective.
“Oh, yeah,” she then thought.
What struck me about this was that the therapist didn’t jump to medicating her feelings.read more
The pitfalls of living in a patriarchal society are never far from our newsfeeds at the moment, whether it’s the debate around abortion control, the gender pay gap, or the “Me Too” movement. I wonder, though, how many of us are aware of the more subtle ways that our...read more
Can you feel it? Spring is most definitely in the air. The temperatures are beginning to rise, the sun’s rays are beginning to regain their strength, and you can start to think of leaving the house without five additional layers of clothing. Well, almost. But what of...read more
If so, I’m dancing right along there with you. When we first began flirting with the self-care movement I was overjoyed. We’re all living with so much stress, so much pressure to have more, do more, be more, I figured that it was about time we started to take a...read more
You’re already busy — on one to-do list you have your career and family commitments and you have a whole other to-do list full of stuff that’s supposed to help you deal with the stresses of the first list. You know, the gym to keep those endorphins coming, the...read more
Too often we coast along, assuming we’re fine, ignoring the little niggles that are trying to tell us something, powering through because we’re too busy to stop… Until we realize we’re not fine. Stress leads us to burnout, we’re hit with the flu, or we pick up a virus...read more
If you ask people what they’re doing to get ready for spring, the answers are all pretty much along these lines: working out to get back in shape after the holidays, eating healthier (which to most people means salads), and of course, adding in good habit after good...read more
We’ve all seen the ads: things like “30-Day New Year Detox!” or “Start the year off right with a new year, new you Cleanse!” It’s the time of year when this sort of stuff starts coming out of the woodwork, and at first glance, you might think that it makes sense....read more
There’s something about winter that makes you just crave warm, hearty foods. It’s the season of soups and stews, potatoes and squash, roasts, and of course, deliciously spiced hot chocolates and teas. While this makes a lot of sense intuitively — after all, when it’s...read more
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had two types of clients over and over again: people who have gotten so wound up by the holiday that they’re finding it hard to come back down, and people who are so worn down they’re having a hard time wanting to do anything but...read more
We’re coming into the time of year when it seems like everybody you know has got some kind of cold, people are starting to be visibly worn down, and we’re all looking longingly towards some sort of break over Christmas. If you’re nodding emphatically and feeling the...read more
There’s been something in the air the past week or two. As many areas turn to fall — including my neighborhood, which seemed to go from summer to late fall overnight! — it seems like many people are getting the feeling that it’s time to make some changes, draw some...read more
Here's a story to illustrate: I know how to get to my friend’s house. It’s pretty-well etched into my brain. Over eight years, the trek has pretty much been the same. But, as I do with most well-traveled roads for my car trips, I activate my electronic consultant...read more
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