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sleeping catYou may be familiar with the story.  You drag through the day on five or six hours of sleep while praying for the day to end with your chance to jump back in bed.  When you have shut down for the day and prepped for the next, you are finally ready to tuck yourself in.  As you pull up your covers and adjust your position you already have that sinking feeling..” I’m not going to be able to sleep ...
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As the new year approaches, there are some scientifically compelling reasons not to make resolutions for 2018. From most behavioral researchers, we have gleaned that change is usually incremental and portions.  So when you decide to lose ten pounds, pack your lunch for work everyday, got to the gym more and start volunteering- you are gearing yourself up for a cycle of failure.

Some people can m...
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When you married, you never thought this day would occur yet here you are facing a separation or divorce. Whether you or your spouse is initiating this end, or whether it is mutual, here are some thoughts to help you through.

1. Recognize that a separation or divorce is a process not an event. It does not occur overnight. Deciding to take this step is a process. Working through the emotions is a...
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While it may not be a formal medical diagnosis, it is a well-accepted fact that there is a direct correlation between organization and our mental well-being.  How much effect does clutter have on our lives? The answer is, "a profound effect!"  Clutter significantly affects our mental, physical and spiritual health.  Not to mention; low energy levels, bad moods, poor decision making, pessimism &...
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peace stonesRecently I have been asked by many people, "When will I see/feel results of my mediation practice?"  It's a great question and a very important one if you are interested in gauging your progress from adopting a new habit.

For most people I try to lower their expectations of the process.  Whether you have just been trained in Transcendental Meditation or have learned some simple breath work, the ...
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This is the single most common reason women and men come to see me for psychotherapy.  We  live in a culture that breeds anxiety. We are constantly multitasking and taking on deadlines that are almost too much for one person to accomplish.  As businesses downsize, we take on more and more work of your department and furiously work to keep ahead of the game.

Then there is the homefront, magazines...
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