You Are Not Who You Think You Are

We’ve all been conditioned to think about life and situations in certain ways. We may have been told that we are dominated by the left brain or the right brain, the “creative” or the “logical.” Some of us have been told that we have a Type A personality, that we are “competitive, aggressive, and ambitious” […]

Yogurt Bowls!

Lately, I’m obsessed with making yogurt bowls. You can have them as a snack, meal, and even dessert! While I typically avoid dairy, I make an exception for yogurt because it has a lot of probiotics, and it is good for your stomach. Who could resist, once you sample these delightful creations. My obsession started when my nutritionist recommended […]

When Your Typical Methods Fail You: Dealing with Everyday Anxiety

Living with anxiety is no fun. It sucks the life out of you. Feeling like you are at the mercy of fear-based thoughts, worries, and overreactions is especially frustrating when you take good care of yourself. Even if you eat healthy, or go to the gym, or have lots of tools in your toolbox to […]

Yoga Therapy: The Power to Heal Yourself

After attending IAYT’s Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) last week in Austin, Texas, I am in awe of the impressive amount of research and health programs dedicated to helping people through yoga. The conference illustrated the positive impact yoga has on healing physical and mental conditions. Throughout the inspiring and insightful presentations, there was a common theme that […]

Year of Gratitude

With the beginning of a new year, comes a sense of reflection and, for many in our society, resolutions.  When you define resolution, several words stand out: goals, commitment, determination, responsibility, and improvement.  Lifestyle change is a key component to New Year’s Resolutions. Many New Year’s Resolutions are derived from what is missing in life.  […]

Tips to Detox Your Relationships

Relationships with our self and others can get sticky, and they may even turn toxic. Without care and attention, our relationships become unhealthy. This interview series by relationship experts Gay and Katie Hendricks discusses ways to detoxify our relationships. It is important to note that the tips shared in the video can be helpful for […]

Adolescent Development, Texting, and Therapeutic Practices

Recently, I came across two notable articles (links located at the end of post) focusing on the adolescent mind.  I feel the conjunction of these viewpoints presents an interesting and rather thorough depiction into the lives of the adolescent. These articles highlight two distinctions common to this age group:  adaptability and vulnerability.  To balance, self-care is […]