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Feeling stressed out by the holidays? Not sure you’re going to be able to make it a Merry Christmas or Happy New Year this time? That’s ok. I’m going to give you some ideas of how to relax and deal with that holiday stress. First, this. One of...

I want to talk to you about anxiety and 4 simple things you can do to reduce anxiety right now. So first off, let's look at anxiety from a physiological standpoint. Anxiety from a Physiological Standpoint Aside from the fact that you feel like you want to die...

So, what if I were to tell you that there's an exercise class designed to improve your emotional life and your relationships? Well, there is one, and it's called Building Elan, which is a Bioenergetic Exercise class. Want to stop feeling stressed out, depressed and lifeless? Sick of...

Remember A Good Moment and Hold it Close To Your Heart When bad stuff is happening in your world, it's good to have something positive to hang on to. Lovers used to wear tiny lockets with photos of their sweethearts. Soldiers carried photos of their children. Just...

Be kind to yourself. I often say "be kind to yourself" when people are walking out of my office. And the reason I do that is because earlier in the session, or at that moment, I have felt how awful the person is feeling about themselves....

You know when you need a cute fix. You know need a cute fix when too much has gone wrong all around you. You're on overload. Things you care about are being destroyed. You feel helpless to do anything about the mayhem around you. The world...

 Recently, I read an article by Mark J. Doolittle, PhD. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer. Obviously, emotional stress is not the only factor in...

Calming Breath It’s no secret that deep breathing will calm you down when you’re stressed out. Unless, of course, you’re someone who can’t calm down when you breathe deeply. You could take a Valium or a Xanax. But if that works for you, then you’re probably not...

As I mentioned in my last blog, about depression, in order to explain why you are anxious, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. In the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous...

"The Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                ...

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