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Challenging Your Emotion Myths

Emotions are an important part of being human. If you have seen the movie “Inside Out”, you know the basic ones – joy, sadness, anger, disgust and fear (and surprise).  Other emotions that require more cognitive development include jealousy, guilt...

Your Emotional Calendar

 
Summer is here.  Have you ever stopped and reflected on what you think and feel about this particular season? Recently, I came across an interesting book called the “The Emotional Calendar” written by a Harvard psychiatrist named Dr. John R...

Mindfulness Qualities

Mindfulness continues to be studied, discussed and incorporated into treating a wide variety of emotional and psychological challenges.  It has strong associations to meditative practices but according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, this is not the only...

Holiday B-B-B-Blues

Invasion of Christmas decorations — check.
24/7 holiday music —check.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” — ????
For many people, the holidays can be difficult.  Perhaps it feels full of frantic stress, pressures to please and over-indulgences, or it feels...

Building Blocks & Family Therapy

When was the last time you played with Lego blocks?  Recently, I have rediscovered this nostalgic childhood activity.  There is a certain relaxation that comes with just sitting and building.  Although there are no real rules or expectations (despite what...