Controlling Anxiety By Cultivating Inner Calm

    In this current climate of political unrest, public outrage, violence, natural disasters and the like, it is hard not to feel the turbulence within our psyches and our emotions.  We are inundated with immediate news, as our technology allows instant documenting and reporting of some heinous incident or another.  All day long, we […]

Embracing the Suck

  LIFE IS HARD! Not exactly a shocking realization for most people, I know, but an important lesson nonetheless. See, once we truly accept that life is hard then it removes the power of that difficulty. It becomes not about making it easier, but about our ability to persevere. We can measure our growth by […]

Hypnotherapy: Deepening your Self-Discovery

  We’ve all seen the dramatic depiction of someone being hypnotized: it usually involves a pocket watch swinging like a pendulum, making the individual powerless to resist the drowsiness setting in.  Thirty minutes and several subconscious commands later, when the hypnotist snaps her fingers, the person awakes and believes she is naked, or she is […]

Goal Setting for the Fall Season and the School Year

  The end of July is quickly approaching and many of us, especially those who work closely in education, are beginning to feel the new school year creep up on us. I, affectionately, like to say that “fall is coming…” Shout out to the GoT fans. I try to use this time each year to […]

Get Back to Nature for Wellness

         Risa Bos, LMHC Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert  Einstein   Earlier this week, we celebrated Earth Day—a day devoted to protecting the environment through awareness and advocacy for a clean Earth.  There were people who planted trees, held drives to protect wetlands and wildlife, […]

Living Mindfully!

I have found that one of the greatest things I can help my clients with is how to live mindfully – fully embracing the present moment and using the experiences around them for grounding. By fostering a mindful approach to the world, we increase our appreciation for everyday beauty and become less activated by distressing […]

A Check-up for Your Memory

  Most of us tend to go to the doctor when symptoms crop up that bother or frustrate us. Have you ever wanted to make an appointment with a medical professional because your memories were robbing you of joy and health? Psychological trauma can cause real difficulties within the memory – sometimes referred to as […]

Self-Care is NOT Optional

  This past week my husband and I had some time off together, and I convinced him to carve out an hour of that time for a massage – it didn’t take a lot of arm twisting. I was long overdue for one, and the poor therapist almost immediately commented on the tension I was […]

Why We Love the Outdoors!

Who doesn’t love the outdoors? With activities like the Winter Park Art Festival happening this weekend, the Food and Wine Festival at Bush Gardens going on until the end of April and hundreds of local hiking trails it’s hard to find a reason to not go outside. Here is a list of 11 scientific benefits […]

The “Joy Index”

The “Joy Index” My colleague Heidi Behr at Feel Peace Now is currently offering her popular e-course, “Not Your Mom’s Lent 2.0,” an interfaith practice course that welcomes time for reflection and offers wisdom and teachings from various spiritual traditions. One of her messages last week was about engaging in a practice of turning inward […]

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