It’s the first week of August and between the warmth of the late summer days and the stress of the back to school season, many of us are feeling HOT AND BOTHERED… less able to enjoy the last few drops of Summer by staying present… more so pulled towards preparing for the future…. and perhapsContinue reading “Using Mindfulness to Cope with Overwhelm and Panic”
Author Archives: Well1MentalHealth
4 Tires of Self Care; CHECK ‘EM!
Who loves Summer road trips?! Lenny sure does!Thankfully the road of life has taught Lenny the importance of checking their tires before they set out on any journey! Just in the way each of our car tires require certain levels of air pressure to keep our cars moving through the map safely (and PSI levelsContinue reading “4 Tires of Self Care; CHECK ‘EM!”
Well one’s don’t beleaf in stigma; they use a growth mindset to thrive!
Thankful, Thank YOU
Thanksgiving is a holiday with a questionable (painful) past, more painful for some than others. Today I choose to use this American tradition as an extended opportunity to mindfully consider my life, and to take inventory of the immense gratitude I have. It has become natural for me to end therapy sessions with, “Thank youContinue reading “Thankful, Thank YOU”
All we need is…
Love is lovely; self love hit different -and elevates companionship in an incredible way. Happy V-day, happy day of hearts and hugs! Celebrate! Do something loving today- for yourself, for your family or your partner, and for a stranger. #All we need is #SelfAwareness and #Love Be well. <3
The need to create
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, “I’d like my crayons back,Continue reading “The need to create”
Who knew we valued the school day so much? I walk past empty playgrounds and miss the sounds of screaming and laughing (as a school-based therapist for a time), I notice two lonely teachers eating their lunch at the benches… about 10 feet apart from one another. I make up the story that they’re electingContinue reading “Remote education”
The Oxygen Mask
As someone who cares for others, how critical is your own self care? We’re all familiar with the airplane practice and obvious importance of a parent securing their own oxygen mask first, before helping their youngster with placing theirs -when facing cabin depressurization and turbulence. It makes perfect sense. Without securing their own flow ofContinue reading “The Oxygen Mask”
The need for AMFT and DMH support
Fellow baby-healers go through a lot, and group supervision doesn’t always cut it. Coming soon…