Taking Back Your Life

Taking Back Your Life

I was listening to a morning show last week discussing real-life scenarios of people becoming so consumed with something that it significantly impacted their romantic relationship. The callers' stories ranged from video games to guitar playing to CrossFit. The radio hosts were even talking about a lawyer that specializes in divorce due to CrossFit obsession! Say what? It seems so...[ read more ]

The Lens

I just watched a video from TedxBloomington by psychologist Shawn Achor, who is fun, fast-talking and poignant. I invite you to watch his 12 minute talk on changing your lens through action and therefore rewiring your brain.       “The lens from which your brain views the world shapes your reality.” - Shawn Achor   Actions and Reactions: What...[ read more ]

Vacationing with Talking Hands

I'm having a privileged opportunity to go on vacation this week with my parents and their deaf club in Oklahoma called Talking Hands. Some people in the group are deaf, some are hard of hearing, like my dad, and some are hearing and work as interpreters. My sign language is not fluent, but it exists. My hope is to beef...[ read more ]

Through Tragedy

There's no simple or easy way to move through unexpected tragedy. It's a process. It raises existential questions and intense emotions, even when we're not directly impacted by events. Vicariously, we are all impacted, whether we stop and allow it to sink in or not. There are implications for our world and our sense of safety. Traumatic events can evoke...[ read more ]

The Power of Our Storytelling

Feeling incredibly honored to be a new contributor for ED Blogs, I am jumping in this week with a reoccurring theme for me these past few months . . . storytelling. While this has actually been a theme in much of my life, more recently it has been popping up consistently. As a psychologist, I have the privilege of hearing...[ read more ]

The Negative Zone Turned Upside Down

I can't help but feel the negativity of the world these days and see how it impacts my thoughts. The intensity of the politics, the repeated crime against our fellow humans, my small privileged stressors of everyday are unfortunately in my awareness, even when I try to avoid the news. I recognized the toll recently, because I tend to be...[ read more ]

Rage Against the Scale

Amy Jaffe, M.S., R.D. L.D. has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with on a healthcare team. Amy specializes in treating children and adults who struggle with eating disorders, and I have been witness to her gentle guidance, as well as her passionate advocacy work. It with honor that I have her as a guest writer this week on the...[ read more ]

Psychological Aspects to Salabhasana/Locust Pose

While challenging, this pose can also feel incredibly grounding as the majority of our body is in connection with the floor. What I mean by “grounding” is a sense of being present in the here-and-now and a strong sense of being in our body. Grounding can also be emotionally soothing and provide a sense of reassurance, since we often live...[ read more ]

Salabhasana/Locust Pose

Lying on our stomach, relaxed with our arms straight by our sides, legs are straight with toes pointed. Head is down. On your next breath we lift our arms, legs, head and chest up toward the sky with our eyes looking forward. Arms are still near our body parallel to the floor with outstretched fingers. The spine is extending, which...[ read more ]

Purple Rain

Even though Prince and I go way back . . . and by way back I mean cassette tapes, I wouldn't label myself as a huge fan, like my brother . . . until his episode on New Girl, which Fox will be replaying this Tuesday night! I have a soft spot for celebrities who can tolerate some jokes about...[ read more ]

 

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