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Adding More Mindfulness Into Your Life

Let’s talk about mindfulness. When I ask a new client if they’ve heard of mindfulness, a common answer I get is, “I’ve heard of it, but what exactly is it?” By definition, Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. It’s a state of active, open attention on the present moment. When Read more…

Why Acceptance is Good for Difficult Emotions

Acceptance. Wikipedia defines acceptance as the following: “Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it or protest it.” Acceptance does not mean defeat. It does not provide a pass for bad behavior of others. And it absolutely does not mean settling for less than what we deserve. In fact, acceptance is an integral Read more…

Five Hacks for Your ADHD Brain

Think about what made you choose to read this blog post. What makes these decisions for us, these every day decisions that we don’t even really think about? Easy answer is, our brains. And some brains have ADHD. Our brains are so amazingly complex. New synapses can be created, ingrained as patterns after lots of practice. Imagine taking a walking path or a bike path for the first time. No one has ever used it, Read more…

Four Truths About Premarital Counseling

When you are in the blissful period before you get married, busy with all the wedding plans and imagining your wonderful future together, it may seem like seeking couples counseling would be the last thing you should be doing. However, studies have shown that successful premarital counseling decreases the likelihood of divorce by 50 percent. Couples that seek counseling before the wedding are more likely to handle conflict more effectively because they know what each Read more…

Five Easy Steps to End the Homework Battles

The kids are back in school! 🎉 *happy dance* But, parents, does this sound familiar? “Did you do your homework?” “No, I don’t have any.” “I did it in school.” Perhaps these are true answers, but more often than not, if they sound too good to be true, they usually are. Maybe your child will know and will tell you what his homework is. Maybe you’ll have to start a search party to find out Read more…