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Bullying – Let’s Build Awareness and prevention

January is one of the most depressing months of the year.   If you deal with depression year round, then today is just another day to get through.   But for millions of people who are generally happy, and don’t struggle with mental illnesses  – today might STILL be the day you wished you stayed […]

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Depression – Let’s break this stigma down

Winter time can be a debilitating time for many.   At least I know it can be, and is, for me and many of my clients.   The “Winter Blues”, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can include feelings of sadness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, and a number of other depressive […]

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New Years Thoughts + a plan for 2016

I used to be really into new years resolutions.   But, I’ve typically found that my “resolutions” convert into some form of a shame inducing, “should” list that turns into a chore.   1. Lose 10 pounds 2. Save $5,000 3. Eat healthier 4. Read more books 5. bla bla bla   No fun!   Want to try something different in […]

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If I posted sexy pictures, I would get like, 1000 more likes…

1.44 Billion.   No, that’s not the amount Star Wars raked in opening weekend, or the number of cheeseburgers served by McDonalds in a day.   That’s the number of Active Facebook users currently. Along with 300 Million Instagram users, and 284 Million Twitter users. (thanks, Google).   We’re engulfed with it.   At first, […]

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“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”

I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone.   I was having an off night, to say the least.   And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety.   However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]

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Self Care is Selfless

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball   Winter is coming.   It’s the most Wonderful time of the year, according to the classic tune of Andy Williams.   The upcoming months are filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, […]

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Psychology of Food

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I engorged myself with all sorts of decadent treats. All the classics; like Turkey + Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Breads, Cheeses, Dips, Pumpkin Pie and more. As I filled my plate with all these delicious concoctions, I engaged myself in conversation with various family members over the dinner table. Before I […]

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‘Tis the Season… for Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey   Thanksgiving.   Synonymous with Gratitude, and being Thankful. By now, most of us have heard that grateful people are happier, healthier and generally more fulfilled.   For a lot […]

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In Times of Darkness and Terror…

“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” -Marianne Williamson   In times like these… with horrific attacks occurring across the world, killing innocent, beautiful lives, it is easy to […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Has he ever trapped you in a room and not let you out? Has he ever raised a fist as if he were going to hit you? Has he ever thrown an object that hit you or nearly did? Has he ever held you down or grabbed you to restrain you? Has he ever shoved, poked, or grabbed you? Has […]