Managing Chronic Pain through Mindfulness: Techniques to Reduce Pain without Drugs

Those who have experienced chronic pain know how difficult it is, and how it can severely limit quality of life. It can be hard to sleep and maintain emotional stability. When you look “fine” on the outside, others may not know what you are going through. Chronic pain ...

Honoring Our Common Humanity at the Holidays

We all want to feel genuinely happy, healthy and loved. We all want our loved ones to feel happy, healthy and loved. And then life happens and challenges those simple longings. Relationships don't turn out as we hoped. Maybe our finances suffer. Our ...

Healthy Mind, Lighter Body: Losing Weight Involves Body, Mind & Emotions

Americans have a cultural obsession with weight and weight loss. This is evidenced today by the growing annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, which at this time is approximately $20 billion including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries ...

You Can Be Right or You Can Be Happy

As adults, we need the ability to step back when we are experiencing an angry outburst from someone in order to observe the person and the situation. But this can be quite difficult as many of us have a need to “win” an argument. This façade of triumph over another ...

Born for Our Times: A Guide to Feeding the Good Wolf

We are living in what Mark Twain called interesting times. Polls report that the majority of Americans are experiencing anxiety, depression and stress. We need to support the emergence of our “wise mind;” staying calm in the chaos is the root of wisdom ...

Make America HOPE Again

As the nation steps forward with newly inaugurated President Donald Trump—who comes into office with a controversial recent history of denying truths and casting aspersions on religious, ethnic and other groups—local psychotherapists offer hope in the ...