Spring is here! What a wonderful time to start fresh. For many people that means cleaning the house from top to bottom. Airing out the house and clearing out the cobwebs. It's great to do it for your home and even better to do some spring cleaning for your brain. What is spring cleaning for
All month long we've been talking about ways to kick anxiety to the curb. We've talked about getting more exercise and less screen time as well as joining a group or taking a class. We've offered some strategies to get unstuck from overthinking, too. Today, we're going to talk about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability
According to recent studies Americans sit on average 11 hours a day!! Being sedentary can lead to all kinds of health issues including obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and even an increase in anxiety. Researchers at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University found a correlation between a person's total sitting time each day and an increased risk of anxiety.
It seems the world is becoming more and more chaotic. Record numbers of people, including children, are struggling with anxiety. This can include ruminating over a particular thought. For most of us, thoughts float in and out of our heads each day. Most don't register much consideration. However, when the news and other media outlets
Depression and anxiety happen at any time of the year, but the stress of the holiday season, difficult family relationships and high expectations can make anyone feel sad and anxious. Holiday depression is not a clinical diagnosis, however many people suffer through the holidays. The short days, lack of adequate sunshine (vitamin D), poor eating
Do you need a social media break? You might if you spend more time looking at your phone than you do the person sitting across the table from you. You might need a social media break if you find yourself feeling anxious or angry, too. Social media is a great meeting place. It's especially wonderful for
As the holidays kick into full swing it's important to keep these handy stress management tips in mind. This time of year can be pretty hectic. As a therapist in San Francisco, I see more stressed out people this time of year than any other time short of a natural disaster. The economy is sketchy,
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day of thanks spent with family and friends. Sounds nice, doesn't it? It's also the official start of the holiday season, which for many can be a dreaded time. If you're interested in surviving the holidays there are several things you can do right now. Surviving the Holidays Accept that things will
Today more than ever, practicing mindfulness is something we can all benefit from. If you spend most of your day in a fog you could benefit from mindfulness. If you forget your car keys because you're trying to remember when your son's next orthodontists appointment is scheduled, you could probably benefit from practicing some mindfulness.
All month long we've been talking about the upcoming holiday season and how to better manage family relationships during this time. These 5 tips for surviving family gatherings can be utilized at any time of the year. In fact all of the tools discussed can and should be employed throughout the year to better manage