Mindfulness: Getting into the Here-and-Now

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness has become an increasing trend in today’s world, not only in the field of mental health but in physical health and overall well-being as well. Simply put, mindfulness is all about awareness of the present moment: the here-and-now.


The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

The concept of perfectionism is something we are all familiar with. Just take a moment to consider the messages we receive from advertisements and social media and it’s easy to see the perfectionist culture we live in today. The pressure to have the perfect job, the perfect marriage, the perfect family, the perfect body, or […]


The Cycle of Domestic Violence

Hollywood has an unrealistic way of portraying the true dynamics of domestic violence. We typically see a successful businessman who finds the less fortunate woman and woos her into his charming good graces. She falls in love with a man who later unveils his controlling and abusive behavior. It becomes so violent the woman takes […]


Celebrating Pride while mourning Pulse

June can be a wonderful, joyful time of year for the LGBTQ+ community. Every year we march, along with our allies, to commemorate birth of the modern gay rights movement-kicked off by the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969. In most cities around the world parades, festivals, musical events and parties specifically geared toward LGBTQ+ […]


The Past is Your Future: The Personal Side

My mother and father, my mentor, a best friend I have had since age 14 and many others. It is easy for me to rattle off the people who have loved me the hardest, shaped me the most and sewn into the good parts of the person I am today.


The Past is Your Future: The Practical Side

Yesterday, I was chatting with a friend who is also an executive in the television industry. He was sharing that sometimes he feels like a hamster running endlessly on one of those metal wheels. While he is passionate about work and enjoys his craft, he says he often has to remind himself to stop and […]