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How To Establish Boundaries With Your Social Media Accounts
Give yourself permission to spring clean your following list & have access to things that will not harm your mental health. Mindfully decide whether or not to show your read receipts. Then, examine why you made that decision. This is a personal preference. Some people like to have the read receipts on for accountability purposes …
Why Understanding Our Childhood is Important
https://youtu.be/6fZXxu8AcTA In therapy, I often ask clients “how would you describe your childhood?” The usual response is “good”, “I had a normal childhood”, or “it was fine.” It takes some time before we uncover what “good” and “fine” truly means. We all know that our parents have most likely tried the best they can with …
Therapists Are Using Tiktok To Spread Mental Health and Healthy Relationship Tips and We’re Loving It
In the therapy room, therapists are no longer the stoic, “serious”, and “blank slate professionals” that the culture historically depicted them as. As therapy has evolved, we realize that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful tools of healing based on trust, empathy, validation, and acceptance fostered in the therapy room. While it’s …
7 Signs of Emotionally Abusive Behavior
https://youtu.be/A5fw-IT_phU 1. Degrading language. One may use sarcasm to hurt or invalidate your feelings in a degrading manner. Then, they may dismiss you when you address the offensive behavior. 2. Dominating or Controlling Behaviors: Acting superior to you by belittling you or treating you like a child. According to the video, Kati mentioned that this …
The Importance of Dancing Like an Idiot
https://youtu.be/H2fVjXoYmxM Lately, I’m noticing some really fun trends on the internet that are having a positive impact on mental health. Specifically, dance challenges on Instagram, Facebook, and Ticktok. Entertainers like J-Lo, Jessica Alba, Wiz Khalifa, and so many more have joined the playful movement during quarantine. I’m writing this as someone who used to avoid …
Self Motivation: You’re Never Going To Initially “Feel” Like it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNDdamTDak You’re Never Going To Initially “Feel” Like it. Have you ever made a pledge to change a habit? Making it to an early gym class. Communicating better during a heated conversation with your partner. Having the hard conversation. We have the knowledge in our brains that tells us what to do, but do you …
Why Start Therapy Now?
A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 45% of adults say the pandemic has affected their mental health. As a therapist, this is something that’s come up in my work life and my personal life. I hear many friends and family members express their struggles, but report they don’t want to start …
I Tried Light Therapy For the First Time & Here’s What Happened
Since self care is so important, I figured I’d share a way that I’m paying attention to my body and making sure I’m staying on top of my own health and wellbeing during quarantine! With the increase of time inside, I started noticing very real shifts in my body (feeling sluggish and started craving things …
Mental Health Nutrition Tips During COVID-19 from the experts
Here are some recipes you’ll love! 9agzutnou0eosp4pjutcg-1Download Watch this video from expert in nutrition and integrative medicine: 10 strategies for helping you manage the stress of COVID-19 holistically!
You’re Not Selfish For Having Limits on Your Energy and Time
https://youtu.be/3tzIPxNjhJM Signs You’re Overextending Yourself Frequent GuiltResentmentFeeling burnt out or emotionally drainedFeeling like you have little or no time for yourselfNot participating in hobbies and activities that you genuinely enjoyDifficultly saying noShowing up to certain situations, relationships, or activities out of obligation even though it is no longer serving you or is harmful in some …
Innovation Meets Therapy with Airapy: Interview with Founder, Rachel Cox
I love learning about creative new concepts in the therapy field. When I learned about Airapy, I was instantly intrigued. The idea of a mobile private practice with the platform to serve more clients without worrying about overhead is sure to perk a few ears. The service offers “walk and talk” therapy, and therapy at …
“Free” Therapy as Insurance Companies Nationwide Waive Copays For Support During COVID-19
Since this coronavirus pandemic has started, insurance companies have been cooperative in waiving co-pays for mental health and related services. This is great news, considering the sharp increase in mental distress, economic hardship, and uncertainty within our country. Click here to see if your insurance is covered under this act. If you want to schedule …
Does smell impact my relationship?
The short answer, yes. We have more olfactory receptors in our bodies than any other protein. Our body has the ability to chemically detect pheromones and sniff out complementary immune system‘s to our own. In fact, a woman’s sense of smell is heightened at the peak of fertility, at the time of ovulation. In the …
The Importance of “Parenting” Yourself as an Adult.
I was inspired to write this blog post for many reasons, but specifically for the people who struggle with prioritizing self-care and accountability in relationships (with others or yourself.) When I say people who don’t prioritize self-care, I’m not talking about getting their nails done or using a bath bomb after a long workday. I’m …

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Disclaimer: Some posts may overlap between physical and mental wellbeing

I Tried Light Therapy For the First Time & Here’s What Happened
Since self care is so important, I figured I’d share a way that I’m paying attention to my body and making sure I’m staying on top of my own health and wellbeing during quarantine! With the increase of time inside, I started noticing very real shifts in my body (feeling sluggish and started craving things …
Mental Health Nutrition Tips During COVID-19 from the experts
Here are some recipes you’ll love! 9agzutnou0eosp4pjutcg-1Download Watch this video from expert in nutrition and integrative medicine: 10 strategies for helping you manage the stress of COVID-19 holistically!
Foods to Feed Your Neurotransmitters
I just received my certificate in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health and I’ve learned so much about the relationship between mental health and our food choices. I took this excerpt to specifically point out the foods that have a positive impact on balancing neurotransmitters. However, this is not individualized and does vary depending …
How Do Essential Oils Work and How Do I Use Them?
Essential oils have always somewhat been a mystery to me. After talking to a many avid essential oil users, I was pointed to some very helpful information and here’s what I discovered: Do essential oils work? Yes—if you’re using them correctly. Essential oils offer a variety of uses and benefits; but to get the most out …
What is our mind and body’s relation to trauma?
You may have heard of the concept of fight or flight or know that trauma can affect a person’s day to day life, but do you know why it happens? Trauma directly effects the brain and even changes the structure of the brain. When working with trauma victims, I have found that this knowledge can …
5 WAYS A POOR QUALITY DIET CAN CAUSE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Unbalanced blood sugarsWhen we are consuming sugary and processed foods, we run into the obstacle of balancing our blood sugars. Low blood sugars can lead to adrenaline surges which oftentimes mimics the experience of anxiety.Brain InflammationInflammation is theorized to be one of the main causes of issues with our mental health. If what we consume …
Why I’m PRO afternoon/post work baths: How baths can influence our routine
Baths are a great sensory coping tool, especially for individuals with anxiety and depression. (Bath Temperature Recommendation: 104-113 F for ideal results according to study) The warm sensation of the water, the smell of your favorite bath products, the sound of the running water… I could go on, but you get the idea. They’re a …

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