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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.  [...]

In the Spotlight – My Clarity TV interview

By |2020-01-10T17:01:47+00:00September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This month I am offering an interview I did with Dolores Hirschmann on Clarity TV.  I LOVED doing it and I’m excited to share it with you! I tell my story of the event that set me on my path to self-love--when I learned to move from victim to choosing. I also share: What to [...]

The Problem With Blaming… And upcoming news!

By |2020-01-10T17:01:34+00:00July 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We all blame.  As Brene Brown says, “Blame is the discharging of discomfort and pain.”  When mistakes are made, our first response is to try to find whose fault it is.  A natural response, but not helpful. Here is an entertaining (less than 4 minute) video on blaming by the brilliant Brene Brown.  Watch it—you [...]