Defusing an Emotional Storm

All too often, in life, it is possible to be caught off guard and thrown into an emotional storm.  Something out there clashes with a long standing belief (either true or not true, useful or not useful) and disrupts a fundamental aspect of our lives that we thought was solid (really, just another belief). Think... 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 →

5 Benefits of Dance on Your Health

We have all heard by now the benefits of having an active lifestyle on your health.  Better weight management, stronger and more flexible bodies, and being able to manage one's emotional state better.  What most people don't think about is how dancing has these same effects plus a few additional bonuses to the health of your brain. 

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.

Insights into Anxiety

Some of the most striking differences between those who do well in managing stress are based upon the rules and tools that they learned from their family of origin.  If the family was supportive and validating, then the person learned effective coping mechanisms (tools), learned how things generally worked themselves out (rules), and developed a good sense of self-worth.  In other words they developed the abilities to be flexible, resilient, and remain curious.

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