The Siren Song of Sugar

 If we think, for one moment, that the effects elicited by that little 5 letter word is as innocuous as its size on paper then we may be setting ourselves up for disaster. Yes, there I’ve said it and yes, I’m talking about sugar!Sugar (and its many derivatives) is a...

Mindfulness in the Technology Age

Recenty I have been impressed by the articles found on Huffington Post’s Healthy Living page. As a DBT therapist, I am always looking for unique ways to incorporate skills into the lives of my clients and my own life. The blogs in Huffington Post’s Healthy...

New Year Challenge: Make No Resolutions

This time of year naturally brings reflection.  We think of the years past, what we miss, what we wish we had accomplished, and of course, all the things we feel we need to do differently in the next year. If you struggle with anxiety and/or depression, the discomfort...

Five Tips for Enjoying the Holidays, Regardless of Circumstances

Since the holidays are full of ups and downs, people we love, people we DON’T love, and plenty of other fun “surprises,” we could all use a little reminder of how to stay present and enjoy ourselves, regardless of the situation. Tip #1: Stay Mindful of the right now. ...