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Conscious Coping

“When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou Though these words were not spoken with a perspective on mental health in mind, they could not ring more true in this context. Anxiety, depression, relationship difficutlies, and other mental health issues are extremely prevelant. However, there’s a reason many of us don’t end up[…]

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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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Accept Your Suffering

It’s just like any standard Saturday afternoon. Well, at least a standard Saturday afternoon for you. You’ve gotten dressed for the day and are about to head out. You start crying. Why? Because even though you hadn’t been focusing on it for a few minutes, your momentary relief is quickly severed as you resume thinking[…]

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Pay Attention To Your Pain

All too often our society teaches us to disconnect from our bodies on an emotional level. Rolled your ankle at soccer practice? Shake it off and keep running. Woke up not feeling 100%? Your mom rushes you out the door because you have that major math test this afternoon. These figures in our life growing[…]

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Managing Your Mind By Managing Your Body

There is a strong connection between our mental and physical health. Sometimes when your mental health is out of whack, taking a look at your physical health can lead to a solution. Learn more through my latest guest blog post with Christine Fernandez & Associates. http://www.drchristinenyc.com/body/  

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Angry, Depressed, or Anxious? Mindfulness Can Help

Finding it difficult to manage your anxiety, depression, or anger? Mindfulness offers a variety of tools and concrete skills you can learn that empower you to manage your emotions more effectively. Never heard of Mindfulness? Heard of it and interested in learning more? Check out my latest guest blog post w/ one of the amazing[…]

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Put Your Mask On First

Anyone who has flown on an airplane is familiar with the pre-take-off flight attendant instructions: “If there is a sudden change in cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from the space above you. Please note that oxygen may be flowing even if the bag does not inflate. Please place your mask on first before[…]

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How To: Use Mindfulness to Improve Sleep

Being an adult is busy to say the least. When you aren’t working full time, you are trying to balance managing your health, your social life, your daily concrete responsibilities (rent, bills, etc.), and possibly even raising children. That alone is enough to leave your brain buzzing when you turn off the lights in your[…]