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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

We avoid the most important conversations in our lives for fear we’ll make distressing situations worse, yet our silence causes chronic stress from sustained, unresolved conflict. Several years ago I read a business book called Crucial Conversations, which I continue...
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Several days ago, I was driving to the grocery store.While I was on my way there, I was listening to music, thinking about my to-do list, and about things I wanted to have for dinner, amongst other topics. When I arrived and parked my car, I realized that I couldn’t...
Creating Space in Your Mind

Creating Space in Your Mind

Do you feel fatigued from a mind constantly on the go? A challenging dynamic of anxiety and depression is the space internal dialogue takes up in a person’s mind. I talk to clients whose mind is constantly on the go, with swirling thoughts and internal chatter....
Time to Talk About Suicide

Time to Talk About Suicide

It’s (past!) time to talk about suicide. Suicide is naturally somewhat of a taboo topic. It’s rarely discussed outside of clinical settings, and if it is, it’s after the fact. Oftentimes, it’s spoken about in hushed tones and short-lived as people don’t know what to...
Coping with the Season Change

Coping with the Season Change

As we begin to move into the fall season, it is important to be conscious and aware that Summer is ending. For some people, this can be very hard because summer means hanging out at the beach, boating on the lake, being outside with friends, cookouts, and other great...