5 Ways to Remember a Loved One: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season arrives with memories of family, friends, good food, traditions, and generous giving. No wonder it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” But when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can magnify…

5 Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

“Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change peoples’ lives.” This powerful quote by Robert Emmons, Ph.D., is not only inspiring, but research backs it up. In America, we often think about gratitude more as Thanksgiving…

The power of giving thanks all year round

November is a month people often reflect on what they are grateful for. Grateful for the fall weather, the delicious food, and the joy of seeing all the family around the table. Gratitude though is an action that can be…

Navigating Parenting Challenges & How to Refocus

Your two toddlers are mesmerized with an episode of Daniel Tiger, so you step out of the room for 60 seconds to pick up your baby from her nap. What could go wrong in 60 seconds? You return and find…

Don’t be Afraid to Share your Opinion

What has become truly fascinating to me is the number of people who simply don’t want to share their opinion or say the truth to another person. The amount of self-censorship that most people put on themselves for no real…

Myths About Mindfulness

Say the word mindfulness and images of people sitting in silence, softly breathing with eyes closed may come to our minds. We imagine these individuals are in some sort of Zen-like state with thoughts pushed to the side, the mind…