Mental Health Resolutions

Improve wellness in the coming year by setting some mental health goals As this year ends it is a good time to take a look at what we want to embrace as we move into the new year. Setting goals for improving your mental health is a great way to improve your overall wellness in […]

Tips for handling tantrums

Simple, practical strategies to calm your child during a tantrum Tantrums happen from time to time. Simply put, a tantrum is the expression of a young child’s frustration with his or her limitations or anger about not being able to get his or her way. They are also some of the most crucial life experiences […]

Smarter Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a natural part of life. While it is not always damaging, it plays an inevitable role in every relationship. How you handle those conflicts can have a lasting impact on your long-term relationship. According to clinical psychologist Russell Grieger (2015), disagreements have four possible outcomes: The outcome is good for the first person, […]

Mindful Meditation

The practice of Mindful Meditation allows us to explore the inner workings of our minds— our thoughts, emotions, and our sensations—without judgment. This can help us to not become overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. Here are some quick steps to get you started. There is no special equipment needed […]

How Grief Can Affect Physiology

Grief is a normal reaction to loss and the experience is natural and reflects the strength and importance of the connection you had with the person you lost. After a loss, there’s no need to worry about whether you’re grieving “correctly” or whether your feelings are “normal”; grief is never a linear process, and it’s […]

Antidotes for the COVID Blues

Everyone’s personal situation during this pandemic is unique, but it seems like no matter who we are, most of us share this common reaction of feeling boxed in. We may cycle through feelings of anger, depression, helplessness and hopelessness as well. Spending safe time outdoors can provide an effective antidote for these feelings. Getting outside […]

Starting Teletherapy

The pandemic has created challenges in almost every walk of life. This is even more apparent for your mental health and the ways in which you deal with your anxiety and fears. With social distancing measures in place, teletherapy, or virtual therapy, is a wonderful alternative option. While not providing the traditional physical, in-person meeting, […]