What is Mental Health?

Imagine you have two broken legs. The pain is excruciating and you can barely think because of it. You try desperately to stand up and walk, but find it isn’t possible. You constantly berate yourself for not being able to walk and are filled with shame because you need others to help you. After a […]



“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watt Life changes constantly. There are positive changes such as the birth of a baby, marriage, or the achievement of a goal. There are negative changes such as a loved one passing away, […]


Minding Your Mind—The Personal Side

Later in this piece I will share a little bit of my story of discovering and practicing mindfulness. However, I wanted to share some practical ways to begin practicing mindfulness in your own life today. Here are a couple: 1)      Yoga:  yoga focuses on physical components — such as body postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation […]


Minding Your Mind—The Practical Side

Mindfulness has been a buzz word in the therapeutic community for as long as I can remember. There are books, classes and trainings on it and many therapists choose to focus on mindfulness not only with clients, but also in their personal lives—myself included. According to Psychology Today, mindfulness is “a state of active, open […]