Relationship Corner: Managing Corona Virus Loneliness For Those Living With Chronic Illness

RELATIONSHIP CORNER : A Look at Social Isolation due to Corona Virus Isolation Among Those With Chronic Illness Linda Rodgers’ article discusses the emotional challenges faced by those that are isolating from others and limiting their usual activities to limit risks of catching and spreading COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. The article offers specific strategies for coping with the loneliness, recommendations to self-monitor for...[ read more ]

How To Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Experience

Here is a presentation with recommendations to make the most out of teletherapy. Contact me for a free brief consultation to learn how teletherapy/telehealth can help you!  

What is Mindfulness and How It Can Improve Your Health

Hi everyone, in this blog I will focus on the practice of mindfulness and its health benefits. I was in the mood to geek out this weekend :) I did some simple research on how mindfulness practice relates to the leading causes of death and health factors associated with these leading causes of death. All in all, I believe mindfulness...[ read more ]

Reduced Session Fees in Response to Corona Virus Related Mental Health Crisis

These are difficult times for so many reasons- which is putting a strain on our mental health and the ability of the healthcare system to adequately address the need. If you aren’t feeling like your usual self, you aren’t alone: Four in 10 adults said in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll that worry and stress related to the...[ read more ]

Promoting Mental Wellness In the Workplace (for yourself or your employees)

Lifestyle Medicine Week: Day 2, Workplace Wellness How common are mental health conditions and high stress levels in the workplace? Eighteen percent (18%) of the adult population reported a mental illness in 2016; 71% of adults reported at least one symptom of stress. Pre-COVID statistics from the CDC report that 63% of Americans are part of the US workforce. Mental...[ read more ]

Cutting Down Smoking and Vaping Use

Lifestyle Medicine Week: Day 1, Smoking Cessation How do smoking or vaping affect risk of developing SARS-COV-2 (Corona virus) and affect the ability to recover once infected? Are you or a loved one thinking about quitting/trying to quit but not sure how? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most smoking behaviors begin during the teen years with 90-98%...[ read more ]

3 Tips on How to Adjust to the “New Normal” During the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

After weeks of news overload and discouraging statistics reflecting the impact of the Corona Virus, I want to understand and help my community understand how we might live and find meaning as we wait for an effective COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. As a licensed psychologist, here are my immediate thoughts: Continue operating out of a place of flexibility in your...[ read more ]

Effective Tips to “Keep It Together” When Times are Tough in a COVID-19 Era

Have you been thinking about getting a therapist and curious about how therapy works or if it is “right” for you? Today more than ever people are giving therapy a try due to heightened stress levels associated with COVID-19 and also the increased accessibility of online therapy. U.S. News and World Report list these signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19...[ read more ]

Working From Home: Injury Prevention, Work Productivity, Positive Mindset, & My Favorite Stretches!

Here's some useful information for those of you who are working from home, studying from home, or perhaps a little of both! To support you in taking care of your mind and body: My 4 FAVORITE stretches to do when spending long hours seated and typing. These will help keep you fresh and focused and prevent tightness/stiffness that can come...[ read more ]

Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 with Ann Masten, PhD (review)

As a follow up to my previous resiliency post, I would like to share this recent discussion between the American Psychological Association and resiliency expert Dr. Masten for her thoughts on how to be resilient (ie adapt well in the face of extreme challenges) and build it in our families during the COVID-19 pandemic. I love this discussion because it...[ read more ]

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