Expanding Your Window of Tolerance

Most of us have experiences where we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and out-of-control or (alternatively) completely despondent, lacking motivation, and frozen. It can even feel like we have no control over ourselves or our feelings in these moments! This is particularly true if a person has a history of overwhelming, challenging, or traumatic experiences. There […]

What’s up with Cindy?

To my clients and guides: I am writing to share some wonderful changes I am making in my healing practices.  The first change is that I have added yoga, meditation and breath-work to my toolkit. In my almost 20 years working with individuals, couples and families as a psychotherapist and life coach it has become […]

Grief in a Pandemic

I’ve been thinking a lot about the grief we’re experiencing as we cope with a pandemic. Do you struggle to accept the whirlwind that is 2020? I definitely do. The final stage of grief is considered acceptance. And it’s always easier to embrace when things are going smoothly. What WOULD it be like if we […]

Living in This Bizarro World

Imagine you were approached by a time traveler ten years ago, and he said, “Look, I don’t have much time but the year 2020 is going to be a train wreck. First, Australia just about burns plum UP and everyone’s hearts are broken by koala bears and kangaroos with burned paws, and the near obliteration […]

We are all living in an entirely different world today than since the last time I sat down to write for the LSRG family. Now, we are living in a world of constant threat from an invisible enemy from which we have little defense except constant distance and suspicion of our neighbor. As if we […]

🙏🏻 How do you set up your day???

Having a set of daily practices to prepare for what life presents can have a miraculous effect on our capacity for life mastery.  8 Daily Practices for overall well-being 1. Make a commitment to faithfully dedicate at least 60 days to formulate & consistently execute a set of of daily practice connecting you to your […]

Check out Amy’s new website!

Why I started my own blog and launched my own website?  As many of you know I am one of the proud co-owners of Life Skills Resource Group. Cindy Fabico and I have spent years curating a practice that brings a wide array of mental health and life coaching services to our community. We are […]

MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS TIPS FOR QUARANTINE

Adapted from shared Facebook post by unnamed clinical psychologist in NY 1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. 2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. […]

The Day the Earth Sneezed

The Day the Earth Sneezed Written by: Jessica Conaway, LMHC Jessica Conaway is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Florida. The majority of her practice is focused on children and families, helping them navigate stressful situations together.  During the Covid-19 outbreak she saw a need to address the anxiety and fears faced […]

Losing Our Laughter

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh” – H.L. Mencken There’s a great blog by James Altucher entitled “What happened to all the laughter?”.  He notes that kids laugh an average of 300 times a day but adults only 5 times a day.  What a loss!!  Kids are still in […]

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