HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – HEAVEN OR HELL?

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of Hell, a hell of heaven.” Milton                 Here we go again – whizzing into another holiday season with a sense that the year has passed by all to quickly.  With thoughts now turning to balancing hectic schedules and family get-togethers, the mind […]

A PATHWAY TO EMOTIONAL FREEDOM

Understanding ourselves, what motivates and drives us, what gives us a sense of peace and fulfillment, what connects us to others, what gives life meaning and purpose, and how we get in our own way are some of the important components of good emotional health that bring people to therapy. The premise of what I […]

Why Should I Meditate?

  Meditation: it’s everywhere. From your friend’s Instagram post of her post-yoga acai-bowl to the ad that plays before the cat video you are about to watch on YouTube for the latest self-improvement app. So what is the big deal? Is it just a millennial fad that will fade out in the next year or […]

When Nothing is Truly Something

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to see the new Christopher Robin movie which centers on the Winnie the Pooh stories with which many of us grew up. It was incredibly sweet, nostalgic, and a wonderful reminder of some of life’s most important lessons! If you haven’t yet seen it, I can’t recommend […]

Conquering Nightmares in Children

It’s common for children and some adolescents to have nightmares. They are a natural part of children’s development encompassing a mixture of imagination and the realization that there are things in the world that are intended to cause harm to them. Nightmares or night terrors can make the bedtime routine chaotic to say the least. […]

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 […]