General

5 Tips for Introverts at Bars, Parties and Social Events

Are you an introvert? Do you find it difficult to go to social gatherings, parties, bars, or “people centered” events? If so, you are not alone. Lots of people describe themselves as introverted, which is a 25-cent term to describe an individual who prefers spending time alone or in small groups.

If that sounds like you, there’s a good chance that going out with friends to bars, parties or other social events causes you a...
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Wellness

10 Simple Steps for Mindful Eating

Have you ever eaten a meal and then realized you never tasted it? If you nuked it in a microwave from a cardboard box, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. However, if it’s a real meal that you or someone else has prepared, you might be missing out on something good!

Eating mindfully means that you give yourself the opportunity to truly taste food and become satiated physically, emotionally and psychologically.

One reason many of us...
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Wellness

10 Things That Make Anxiety Worse You Can’t Ignore!

When your feelings of anxiety become intense, it's only natural to want to rid them from your system as quickly as possible. This is particularly true if your anxious thoughts are making it impossible to attend to activities of daily living; such as focusing on work or family. Heck, anxiety can even interfere with your ability to talk coherently.

If you struggle with an anxiety disorder, you likely know that intense feelings...
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Wellness

7 Simple Ways to Be Kind To Yourself


It’s ridiculous how we push ourselves. Always running to the next appointment on our calendar and scheduling activities for the benefit of others.

Over the course of time, your productivity starts to dip along with your mood. As resentment builds up and your energy drains, you look in the mirror and think to yourself: Why am I doing all this?

I recently wrote about the power of...
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Wellness

5 Powerful Ways Kindness Makes You Happier and Healthier!


It’s fair to say that most of us have been taught that kindness is a virtue. In the karmic sense, kindness certainly has been thought of as a means to attract positive energy.

But is there any scientific evidence to suggest that the act of being kind towards others can make you happier and healthier?

It turns out the answer is yes!

What is Kindness?

In plain speak kindness is the warmhearted approach to showing love or...
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General

3 Mindful Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into Your Marriage

Sandy, a mother of three young sons, felt extremely bored in her marriage with Mike. They were both super busy with the rigors of work and parenthood. Mike also felt a lack of intimacy and warmth in the relationship.

Even though he was always “busy”, he felt lonely. So the two sat down and created a list of ideas to rekindle their flame: A weekend trip? Planting a garden? A nightly...
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Grief

5 Things You Should Never Say When Someone’s Dog Dies!

Recently, my friend Stewart lost his pet dog named Charlie after a long battle with cancer. My buddy adopted his fur-baby from the humane society around 10-years ago and the two were extremely close. Wherever Stewart was – Charlie was not far behind. Part of this was because Stewart is legally blind. I’ve never seen such an empathic relationship – ever.

In any event, when I caught word about Charlie’s passing, I...
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dating

5 Big Questions To Ask Before You Breakup With Someone

“Should I breakup with him?” That is the question that my client Carly struggled with as she sat in on my couch, moving her right crossed leg back and forth with a nervous, oscillating kick. “I think I love him – but I am not sure if he is right for me…” she added, as mascara ran down her cheeks. “I don’t know what to do?”

I handed her a box of tissues to wipe away the tears.

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