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Human Responses to Stress and Anxiety: Over-functioning and Under-functioning

The purpose of this blog is to help you create more awareness around your behavioral patterns and responses during times of stress and anxiety.  On one of her recent podcasts on Unlocking Us, Brene’ Brown was talking about typical responses to stress, explaining that as humans we tend to do on of two things in times of stress, we either...[ read more ]

The Importance of Giving Yourself Permission to Feel

  It is incredibly important that we give ourselves permission to feel all the feelings, any of the feelings, and recognize and name them.  Especially at a time like this amidst unpredictability and disorder in our world.  When we don’t give ourselves permission, we probably will try to talk our way out of feeling something, ignore it, bury it, distract...[ read more ]

Trying to Stay Centered and Sane: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety during this time of Global Health Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty, fear and anxiety about what the future holds due to the public health crisis of COVID-19, I write to you from my home office while my kids play in the next room, my 7-year old daughter entertaining 4-year old little brother, both home on a super-extended spring break. We are all trying to stay sane,...[ read more ]

Stay Centered and Sane: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety during this time of Global Health Pandemic COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, fear and anxiety about what the future holds due to the public health crisis of COVID-19, I write to you from my home office while my kids play in the next room, my 7-year old daughter entertaining 4-year old little brother, both home on a super-extended spring break.  We are all trying to stay sane, figure...[ read more ]

Relationship Bliss After Baby? It is Possible!

What is the only time that crying, screaming, sleep deprivation and dirty diapers are related to a life-changing milestone of joy? Answer: You guessed it – when you have a baby. Every parent knows that having a baby brings a myriad of emotions, ranging from the most extreme joy, pride and elation to complete exhaustion, frustration and worry. It’s no...[ read more ]

Really Being Seen: You Are Enough

Being a woman is hard.  There’s an enormous amount of pressure from society to “be enough.” Even in our modern, “highly evolved" age - to be the perfect wife, mother, daughter, girlfriend, lover, homemaker, caretaker, cook, housecleaner, career woman – and to pull it all off with just the right amount of sexy, while still maintaining a conservative image. Yikes....[ read more ]

Coping with Grief and Loss

My daughter Grace lost “Blankie.”  It was my blanket that I had as a little girl that I saved and gave to her when she was born.  The one she has to take on every trip and sleep with every night tucked under its silky ivory, low on fluff with tattered edges from all its use and wear.  She left...[ read more ]

The Power of Mindfulness and Slowing Down

I’m on vacation with my kids and friends on the central coast of California. I have rarely looked at my phone, checked my email or worried about chores or work to do. In fact, we have chosen to have almost no particular schedule at all and that freedom and flexibility has felt amazing. When we want to eat, we eat....[ read more ]

What is EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) was created by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s and is one of the most empirically validated therapy approaches for couples and relationships. Rooted in attachment theory and science and shown effective by numerous scientific studies, EFT helps couples move from distress to recovery and increase connection and security in their relationship. In the...[ read more ]

Diving into the Deep End – the Benefits of Taking Risks and Going Deeper in Your Relationship

Chorus from A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper) I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now   From the first moment I watched A Star is Born to listening to the soundtrack countless times, I...[ read more ]



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