Growth and Discomfort

Today I'm just going to start by asking you a simple question. Can you think of any time in your life where any amount of meaningful growth was not coupled with or associated with a certain amount of discomfort or pain? Growth and discomfort, they always comes together. For the life of me, I haven't... Continue Reading →

Chaos and Order

These are two elements that are with us daily. Perhaps in the back of your mind you probably don't think about these things all the time, but in essence, these two concepts, these two energies, these two constructs are creating the life in which you live, and oftentimes we are trying to run away from,... Continue Reading →

5 Lifestyle Approaches for Reducing Anxiety

Here are five key lifestyle modifications and techniques that you can use to manage factors that contribute to anxiety and your productivity. ONE:  One of the most important factors is getting enough sleep.  There is plenty of research out there that exemplifies how top performers get the most sleep.  This may sound counter-intuitive, you would... Continue Reading →

3 Good Mindfulness Practice Apps

As many of you know, one of the tools I utilize heavily in session is the development of better awareness.  I like to look at behavioral patterns, look for successes and like to increase the ability of an individual to be present and see thoughts, emotions and sensations as they occur since these aspects heavily... Continue Reading →

Why Mindfulness is So Important

A short discussion about the importance of mindfulness and the effects that having a mindfulness practice can have on enhancing your life and dealing with difficult emotional states like depression or anxiety.

20 Minute Mindfulness Exercise

PODCAST Mindfulness is one of the main tools that I use within my practice in helping individuals develop and strengthen the ability to objectify or "see" their thoughts. This exercise is a good introduction to a longer mindfulness session which moves thru three different tools, the grounding exercise, the body scan, and the breath exercise.... Continue Reading →

Have a Plan to Prevent Drifting

In order for us to truly ingrain a new behavior, we need to do it with a great amount of frequency, consistency and intensity plus have a state of mind that is more adaptable so that when  something gets in the way and disrupts our intentions we can still move forward.  If we don’t come up with an overall plan, then it is less likely that the new behavior is going to stick and more likely that we will return to the old behavior due to this behavior being something we have been reinforcing with frequency and consistency such as mindlessly eating sweets or grabbing whatever is nearby us for lunch.  

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