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1. Use probability.

If you have been checked out medically and you get the all clear, it is easy to slide back into panic thinking they missed it or you are that 1% of the population that has a different presentation of this illness. Instead of the focus being on the 1...

This might be the number one statement I hear in my office. It’s definitely top 3. People struggle with sharing their struggles because they feel it is insignificant compared to “real suffering” of other people. My response to this is always the same. One has nothing t...

1. Sleep Hygiene

What is sleep hygiene? It is simply developing a healthy routine to unwind from the day and prepare your body and mind for sleep. A routine that helps signal to the brain it is almost time for sleep. Similar to the way we prepare babies and children for...

When someone has a panic attack they often go to the doctor to get checked out which is always a good idea. It can make people feel better that there is nothing medically wrong with them and put them at ease. Often people do not have another panic attack.  

However some...

When someone first comes to see me they usually tell me the symptoms that are bothering them such as panic attacks, not sleeping, feeling off, tension, or a type of fear. They then tell me they do not know why this is happening, this started out of no where and hasn’t...

When I talk to clients and I ask them what their goal is for therapy, many times they respond, "I just want to be happy". I get it, people are coming through my door because they are suffering and they don't want to suffer anymore. However I have to tell you… I HATE th...

I am sure you are familiar with the concept of decluttering. America seems pretty taken with the concept right now and there’s a reason Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, was among the top selling books of 2017. This book focuses on the importan...

I was sitting in the park watching a fearless little girl climb up a huge rock and suddenly I heard the high pitched tone of her anxious mom coming from a nearby bench, “Get down right now Anna before you break your neck.” Everything on the playground was also going to...

Turn down that amygdala! Neuroscience has finally caught up to buddhist teachings that are 2500 years old! They have confirmed that we can indeed change our brain chemistry to reduce intense negative emotions, no drugs needed. Good news for all the skeptics out there....

After hearing countless stories of bad things happening to good people, I do not believe in the phrase "everything happens for a reason". To be honest, I kind of hate it. Random tragedies happen daily for no reason. Just by being human we are all prone to experience tr...

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