November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving can be a hard time of year for many people.  As schools and workplaces shut down, many people without family or friends to join them for the holidays feel particularly lonely during this time.  Others may be spending Thanksgiving with families that may con...

October 12, 2018

We are constantly, even incessantly, thinking.  But, it is often helpful to remember that we are not our thoughts; rather, we experience them.  While mindfulness can be a useful tool for remembering this, for many, this is a hard lesson to learn.  Our thoughts can...

May 22, 2018

Improving Self-Esteem: Self-Criticism is Not Self-Improvement

I hear it all the time from my clients: "If I'm not hard on myself, then what if I become complacent about the parts of me I want to improve?"  Sure, it makes sense on the surface.  If we are not critical of...

May 4, 2018

Self-care, the idea of taking out time in the day to attend to your own needs, gets a lot of traction in the general media and in the field of psychology.  But, for many, self-care is deemed not important or, simply, a luxury they can't afford.  Common refrains I hear...

April 2, 2018

One Olympic athlete uses her mindfulness practice to help her stay focused in the face of distractions during competition.  Basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan benefited from the practice too. 

But, a mindfulness practice can have benefits even if you'r...

March 26, 2018

The Philadelphia area has been hit with four nor'easters this month.  School closings and delayed openings have plagued all parents of school-aged children on an almost weekly basis.  Despite the chilly weather, spring is coming.  The flowers will begin to bloom; coats...

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