2 11, 2017

Book Recommendation – Somebody Should Have Told Us!: Simple Truths for Living Well

By |2019-10-23T19:20:59+00:00November 2nd, 2017|anxiety, depression, self-care|0 Comments

This book recommendation comes to you from out therapist, Phyllis Pierce, LCSW. The book I recommend most often to my clients is Somebody Should Have Told Us!: Simple Truths for Living Well. By Jack Pransky, PhD. I met Jack when he was presenting at a conference about 10 years ago. I enjoyed his training so [...]

16 08, 2017

Grief: You’re not going crazy and it will get better

By |2019-10-24T20:35:47+00:00August 16th, 2017|depression, grief, self-care|0 Comments

At some point in or life, we will all experience grief and loss. While we may hope for some predictable path, the truth is that grief is different for everyone. It comes in waves. It’s unpredictable and sometimes it feels like you’re losing your mind. While it doesn’t look the same for everyone, the good [...]

23 06, 2017

4 tips to stop bringing work stress home

By |2019-10-24T20:36:12+00:00June 23rd, 2017|anxiety, boundaries, self-care|0 Comments

Many of our clients come to us for work stress and anxiety, especially those who are entrepreneurs or who work from home. These are four tips for leaving work at work so you can spend your free time doing the things that you love. Create boundaries around your time – This will be different for everyone [...]

23 05, 2017

Brene Brown on Generosity and Boundaries

By |2019-10-24T20:36:43+00:00May 23rd, 2017|boundaries, self-care|0 Comments

Ever feel like people are sucking on purpose just to piss you off? What if they’re actually doing the best that they can? If you walk around assuming the worst of others, that they are sucking on purpose or out to get you, you probably end up feeling pretty irritable and bitter. You might spend [...]

12 08, 2016

How Trauma Survivors can Heal Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

By |2019-10-24T20:39:46+00:00August 12th, 2016|self-care, trauma|0 Comments

The Trauma Triangle is a model for understanding chaotic, drama filled relationship patterns. People who have a difficult past or chaotic upbringing often have an especially hard time in relationships later in life. Some trauma survivors end up repeating unhealthy patterns from the past, leading to co-dependent and highly stressful relationships. By understanding these common [...]

5 11, 2015

Setting healthy boundaries in relationships

By |2019-10-24T20:43:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care, substance abuse, trauma|0 Comments

Boundaries are the lines that set limits for how we interact with others. They can be physical boundaries – how close we let others get and what kind of physical touch we allow. They can also be emotional boundaries – how others can treat us and talk to us, what we will and will not [...]

22 10, 2015

Is my drinking a problem? Take the quiz

By |2019-10-24T20:44:38+00:00October 22nd, 2015|self-care, substance abuse|0 Comments

    Have you been wondering if your drinking is a problem?  The CAGE Substance Abuse Screening Tool is a simple quiz for alcohol use.   [mlw_quizmaster quiz=1]   CAGE is derived from the four questions of the tool: Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, and Eye-opener CAGE Source: Ewing 1984

8 10, 2014

Self-Care tips from 25 therapists

By |2019-10-24T21:01:59+00:00October 8th, 2014|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care|0 Comments

I was recently featured in [popup url="http://bit.ly/1saWOC2" height="400" width="800" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]this article on self-care tips[/popup] from 25 therapists in honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10th.  It's so important that we all take good care of ourselves and this article has 50 great ideas. Update - I've recently been [...]

29 07, 2014

Yoga for Eating Disorders in Virginia Beach

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00July 29th, 2014|eating disorders, self-care, teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

A new training on yoga for eating disorders is coming to Virginia Beach.  Yoga can be a powerful addition to eating disorder therapy. I’m so excited about this training coming up at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga on Yoga for Eating Disorders!  Chelsea Roff at Eat Breath Thrive is working with researchers at UC San Diego to conduct an [...]

25 07, 2014

5 Minutes of Calm

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00July 25th, 2014|anxiety, self-care|0 Comments

Try this simple technique when you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It only takes 5 minutes! “I’m so stressed out but I don’t have time to relax.” “I’m too busy to meditate.” “I have no idea how to calm down.” Sound familiar?  Sometimes, when we are overwhelmed and stressed we can’t imagine squeezing in an hour [...]