A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is the anticipation of a future threat and one of the most distressing emotions that people feel.   According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Anxiety Management|0 Comments

The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

Exercise is so important for our body, mind and spirit.  In other words, exercise has many benefits on our mental health. Research shows that the link between exercise and mood is pretty strong.  Some research even shows that you receive a mood enhancement within five minutes of moderate exercise.  Physical exercise is also shown to [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Self-Care|0 Comments

The Benefits of Gratitude

What is gratitude?  My favorite explanation of gratitude is a feeling of happiness that comes from appreciation.  According to the leading expert on gratitude, Robert Emmons, gratitude is "an affirmation of goodness while the sources of goodness are outside of ourselves."  Hundreds of studies in the past 10 years have documented the many benefits of [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Gratitude|0 Comments

Self Confidence and Children

  The power of self confidence Imagine our children being self confident. Children who trust their own judgment, abilities and qualities. Dr. Albert Bandura describes self confidence as self efficacy and he believes that it can have an impact on a person's motivation, actions and mood. Self confidence also boosts school performance in children, which [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Self Confidence|0 Comments

Making Self Care a Priority

The Importance of Self Care Given today’s busy and hectic schedules, we really need to make self care a priority.  With work, caring for kids, taking our kids to their after school activities and the endless other responsibilities, life can become overwhelming. For us busy moms who have a tendency to put our kid’s needs [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Self-Care|0 Comments

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle with insomnia? You are not alone. So many people have trouble getting a good night rest. Like exercise and a healthy diet, sleep is an essential component of mental and physical health. A solid night sleep is important for restoring energy, repairing injuries or illness, growth, concentration, memory and mood. According to [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Self-Care|0 Comments

Mindfulness: The Power of a Mindful Breath

Mindfulness is the ability to pay careful attention to what you're thinking, feeling, and sensing in the present moment without judging those thoughts and feelings as good or bad.  Countless studies link mindfulness to better health, lower anxiety, and greater resilience to stress. Thus, let's create time in our schedule to take a few mindful [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Mindfulness|0 Comments