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Now is The Time to Take Action Against Racism

By |2020-06-18T14:06:46+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Now is the time. Now is the time to do whatever we can to fight racism. That doing will not be the same for everyone. Many of my clients, and I, are saying and feeling, “I’m not doing enough.” I am of two minds about this. First, it is true.  There is more we could [...]

Dig Deep and Know Your Strength

By |2020-04-08T21:30:35+00:00April 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Stress, Trauma|

I believe tragedy shows us who we are, at our core. In my twenties I often wondered how I would have responded in WWII if I lived in Germany and wasn't Jewish. Would I have turned in Jews? Would I have punished others? Would I have helped Jews, risking my life and those I love—to [...]

Reduce Stress & Increase Focus through Alpha Wave Music

By |2020-01-29T23:19:09+00:00January 29th, 2020|Alpha wave music, alpha waves, Stress, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized|

Hello! This love note is about a powerful tool for stress reduction—alpha wave music. I don’t know about you, but my last month was, shall we say, FILLED with stress. I may talk about that in a later newsletter, but the events of last month prompted me to share one of my favorite tools to [...]

Want to make your New Year’s Resolution last more than a week?

By |2020-01-10T17:10:11+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Welcome to the season of goal setting and self-flagellation! I stopped setting New Year goals years ago, because I always started off the year feeling like a failure.  I am not alone. Research has shown that less than 25% of people are still keeping their goals by the end of January.  Worse, only 8% of [...]

Why Gratitude is so Powerful for your Brain

By |2020-01-10T17:13:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why is the simple practice of gratitude so helpful? It is good for our brain and makes us more effective: Positive emotions fill our brain with dopamine and serotonin.  These chemicals make us feel good and increase our ability to learn.  They help us process new information, keep that information in the brain longer, and [...]

Therapy Chat Podcast | 204: Learning To Be Kind With Ourselves

By |2020-01-10T17:02:03+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In this episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves. Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training [...]

What to do With Intrusive Thoughts

By |2020-01-10T17:01:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Perfectionist, Uncategorized|

Have you ever had thoughts that just keep repeating, and repeating…and repeating? You try to stop them.  You try to distract yourself, yet they just keep looping. - Nope.  Me neither.  (Oh, how I wish that were true.) If you are like most (read all) humans, you sometimes have thoughts that just won’t go away.  [...]

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