The Importance of Self-Care After Loss

Loss comes in many forms- loss of a pet, loved one, home, job, relationship, health, identity, etc. Loss stirs up a mixture of emotions that span across the spectrum. More often than not though, the […]

Core Values

For my full-time job, I conduct individual counseling with young adults between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five. I quickly noticed a trend with this population. They struggled with what direction to go with their […]

Criticizing Yourself

As much as we might find it annoying, criticism is all around us. Journalists write up editorials about hot topics in the news. Sports commentators discuss the ins and outs of the latest blockbuster trade. […]


For approximately two years, I saw a clinical psychologist for individual therapy. She was a strong advocate for Buddhist principles and mindfulness. Coupled with her psychoanalytic training, she challenged my traditional manner in seeing the […]

Using the Internet for Self-Care

To think that 150 years ago, it was considered a wonder that a letter could be delivered in just ten days by way of horseback. Now, we can put up news from across the world, […]

Creativity as a Means of Self-Care

I envy those who can tap into the right side of their brain. It boggles my mind looking at paintings, reading stories/poetry, or listening to song lyrics. I ponder where the creator’s mind was at […]

Time for a Break

It has been a stressful week. My usual go-to coping skill is distraction. I will do everything in my power to keep busy. Idle time equals time to think. I was like the Energizer Bunny […]