Mental Health · Women and Wellness

COVID-19: The Risks of Loneliness and Isolation

We’ve been asked to make many significant sacrifices to protect ourselves and others from coronavirus. One of the greatest has been giving up our interactions and ability to socialize with each other in person on a daily or at least regular basis. I’m deeply concerned about the short- and long-term impacts of this isolation on… Continue reading COVID-19: The Risks of Loneliness and Isolation

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Staying Healthy in a COVID-19 World: Getting Through Times of Fear and Uncertainty

We are all reeling from a week in which our world changed dramatically and so rapidly that we are struggling to keep up and to understand what it all means and how we should respond. This situation demands that we attend more than ever to our mental health and well-being. I offer the following in… Continue reading Staying Healthy in a COVID-19 World: Getting Through Times of Fear and Uncertainty

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Start a New Year’s Resolution Revolution: Creating a Healthy Mindset

Many of us make “New Year’s Resolutions” each year yet few of us successfully keep them.  It is estimated that 92% of those who make resolutions actually keep them. If so many of us fail, why do we persist each year? Resolutions are such a tempting idea because they allow us to overindulge in food… Continue reading Start a New Year’s Resolution Revolution: Creating a Healthy Mindset

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The Power of Acceptance or Why I Gave Up Shoulding On Myself

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers How many times have you told yourself you shouldn’t? You shouldn’t have done that, eaten that, be feeling that, or have been that. This is “shoulding” on yourself, a term first coined by Albert Ellis. You… Continue reading The Power of Acceptance or Why I Gave Up Shoulding On Myself

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Eat Like You Mean It! The Secret to Using Food to Enhance Your Health

I’d like to share with you a powerful skill that will impact your health and well-being virtually the moment you begin using it. It will cost you nothing but your time, attention, and patience. I know, that last one can be a real challenge! But as with all things, practice is the key to developing… Continue reading Eat Like You Mean It! The Secret to Using Food to Enhance Your Health

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Coping With Holiday Stress

While the holidays are something many of us look forward to and enjoy, they are also a source of increased stress and anxiety. The challenges of managing time, family obligations, expectations, and money are all heightened under the hopes and pressures of celebrating the season. During the holidays especially, we struggle with finding the time… Continue reading Coping With Holiday Stress

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Shame Resilience: Why We Need It and How to Develop It

My summer reading including a book by one of my favorite authors, shame researcher Brene Brown titled “Daring Greatly.” It was one of those books that was so inspiring and helpful, I wanted to recommend it to everyone I know. What follows is a summary of the main concepts of this powerful book. Shame. Every… Continue reading Shame Resilience: Why We Need It and How to Develop It

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How To Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us make resolutions this time of year. Some estimates say more than 40%, in fact. But our chances of keeping them is discouraging: University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% actually reach the goals they set for themselves. This tells us at least two important things: 1. Many of us want to… Continue reading How To Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions