Intimidated by downloading and printing at home? Some people shy away from using instant downloads out of fear that the final printed product won’t measure up. It’s true that print-at-home will not have the same quality as a professional printshop. But once you weigh the factors that matter in your situation–quality of print vs. expenseContinue reading “Tips for Printing, Cutting and Folding Your Instant Download Printables”
I Hit the Ground Running When I took over caregiving responsibilities for my Mom, it wasn’t the best of circumstances. My brother was dying of cancer, and I was getting ready to move our mother 500 miles from New Jersey to Maine. She would be leaving the assisted living facility where she’d lived for fourContinue reading “Making Complex Medication Management Simple and Stress-Free”
9 Strategies for Getting Through Minute-at-a-Time Days And some of those minutes can be difficult to navigate. Our minds—or our hearts—are racing. We’re at loose ends. We have nothing scheduled. We all have jangled, disjointed, difficult days. Some of us have heard the advice to take it a day at a time. But then thereContinue reading “What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do”
Last March (2019), I took a leap. I created 30 mandalas with music and a video in 30 days. I’d never drawn mandalas before, never committed to drawing something for 30 days, let alone sharing them publicly, had never written a song a day, had never recorded myself making up songs on the fly, hadContinue reading “Does an Oracle Know Something I Don’t Know?”
Besides relieving us of the job of generating ideas just when we’re least likely to generate good ones, card decks give us ultimate flexibility to experiment and discover new strategies and new information about ourselves, in the process of looking for ways to feel better.
Way back before I had any coping skills, my life was pretty stressful, and I found drugs. There’s a lot more to that story, but that’s the gist of it. Drugs calmed me down. Booze seemed to melt all my fizzling and jangled wiring. I found more and different drugs to put into my body,Continue reading “7 Simple Soothers for Anxious Times”
TL;DR: Download the free tip sheet As a therapist, you know all too well that talking doesn’t always cut it. Neither do thinking, intending, wishing and praying. In fact, none of these alone creates change in your clients’ lives. The thing that makes for real change in people’s lives is behavior. And all the cognitiveContinue reading “10 Ways to Use Wellness Cards in Your Therapy Practice”
“Grief is just love with no place to go.” -Jamie Anderson This week, a reader (who is also a friend), wrote, “This holiday I am dreading missing mom a lot.” My friend’s simple confession brought me back sharply to how I started walking this healing path to begin with. Inevitably, the spotlight comes to restContinue reading “Holiday Grief and Loss: Keep it Simple, Shed the Shoulds and Make a Plan”
If it’s time to take out the big guns, even cop an attitude, because if you’re determined not to be plowed under by the f-ing holidays, again, read on. If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes. The truth about becoming mentally healthier is… drumroll, please! It’s largely in our own hands.