Tracking is a tool we can use to gather and analyze information about our mental health. Behaviors, thoughts and feelings can be written down daily, like sleep, mood, diet, triggers, and exercise. Tracking alone won’t help us feel better, but it can provide some valuable awareness.Continue reading
For some, holidays do not feel like a celebration. In the company of family, we are sometimes faced with old patterns of relating that we try all year to stay away from.Continue reading
How does that make you feel? This is the classic therapy question that is often used to poke fun at therapy. However repetitive it might seem, it is still a worthy question! Once we have identified our feelings, we can identify our needs, and start moving forward.Continue reading
There are thousands of mental health professionals in the Austin area and a few tips for searching can help narrow those options down. I hope to answer the most commonly asked questions about how to find a therapist.Continue reading
Writing nurtures your relationship with yourself and provides a valuable coping tool. A journal is available when there is no one to talk to, enabling you to soothe your own emotions and come to your own conclusions. The three most common roadblocks to journaling are summarized here, with ideas for overcoming each hurdle.Continue reading
Austin is an active community full of free and paid groups, organizations, classes and events. I have accumulated the following websites full of opportunities to meet new people in Austin. This list is by no means exhaustive, but I hope to inspire and jump-start your search!Continue reading
It is when we are present and open that we are our most loving and creative selves.
Tara Brach, a psychologist and meditation expert, has provided a selection of mindfulness meditations on her website that you may listen to for free.