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While You Were Sleeping

Sleep – the ever-elusive miracle worker. From better moods and sharper minds to managing weight and preventing cancer, sleep can do it all. But do you know how? It turns out that while we’re resting, our biological systems are hard at work throughout the night. While neuroscience and biological functioning run far deeper than my well of knowledge, I am fascinated by the immense and intricate work the brain and body do while we’re sleeping.

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50 Ideas for Valentine’s Day

          With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to offer you all some thoughts for how to share the day with your partner (if the two of you celebrate the holiday)! 

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Life Lessons from Piper the Pup

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my girl Piper and marveled at her perspective on life, at least as I perceive it. I often think she has it all together and I could learn a thing or two from her. After all, her life is pretty simple and pretty fulfilled. She’s not nearly as stretched out or stressed out as I get sometimes. So, with New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, this year I’m taking my cues from Piper. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see all of Piper’s photos!

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Regression to the Mean

For some this has been a great year, and you might be hoping to continue riding that wave into 2019.  For others, this has been a hellacious year, and you might be holding onto the idea that a new year around the corner is representative of a new beginning. 

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Rainy Days- Weekend Vibes

Rainy days giving you the blues?  Wondering what you can do to have fun within your home, get some energy out and feel rested afterwards?  No worries, rainy days do not need to mean that your mood and energy levels inside must mirror what is happening outside.  There is a variety of activities you can do as a couple, individually and as a family.

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The Shame Box

I once had a client in a group therapy session tell me, “That’s stored in a box labeled ‘shame.’ I don’t touch that box.” I inwardly gasped, and thought to myself, “That’s why you keep coming back. It’s going to haunt you till you face it.” At the time, I was working in a partial hospitalization program with clients who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders, a.k.a. dual diagnosis clients, a population with a single-digit success rate.

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Breathing Exercise of the Week!

Summer is south Texas is no picnic! Slogging through triple digit weather almost every day can definitely take its toll, making us hotter, more exhausted, and more irritated that we would ever wish to be! As I’m sure the title of this blog has given away already, one way to combat the adverse effects of this rising heat is through calm and focused breathing. So whether you’re trying to battle the external heat of the sun, or the internal heat of anger and frustration, this breathing exercise can provide the cool-down you’re craving!


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Death and Dying Resources for Children and Parents

Studies have shown that by age 5-6 years of age children understand that death is irreversible and by ages 7-10 years of age children conceptualize death as something that happens to everyone, including oneself. It is important to remember that each individual child varies in their rate of development.

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Mindfulness is for kids too!

Mindfulness, or the practice of being present in the moment, is not just for adults, it’s for kids too! Children experience stress, sadness, and frustration, as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression, just like adults do. Often times, children have difficulty identifying and expressing their emotions, as well as regulating the emotions that they experience.

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What do all these letters mean?: BPD

he therapy world is filled with so many acronyms and it can get confusing and overwhelming. Each week, I will break down several of the acronyms you may have heard or read about.

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The Benefits of Being Good Enough

I once read that “being busy is a choice.” A part of me yelled, “truth,” but another part of me thought “well you don’t really get my life.” I thought do you really understand what it is like being a mother of 2 young children, do you know what it is like being a working mother, and do you get what it takes to balance career, educational goals, and parenthood. I then paused and reflected, “well I guess those aspirations were my choice.” I love my choices and the many hats that I wear. My struggle with business is not unique. In fact, many of my clients struggle with similar difficulties. I feel my empathy pour out for them, when I hear stories similar to mine.

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