Natural Remedies for Anxiety: Healing Crystals with Psychotherapy

Healing crystals are everywhere these days and that's a good thing.  While evidence-based research on their actual potency is lacking, what has been found to be true is that our belief in them is what makes them so powerfully healing.  As a therapist, I keep crystals in my office and offer them to clients who [...]

By |2019-03-26T06:51:31-07:00March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Mindful Yoga & Therapy: Two paths to mental clarity

Many people practice yoga for stress relief, the health benefits of the exercises and for the mental acuity that accompanies the practice. Originally, yoga was developed as a way of preparing the mind for meditation - to sit in silence, stillness, and detachment from the normal thoughts and emotional patterns that fill everyday life.  This aspect [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:11:57-07:00February 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Should Artists go to Therapy?

The stereotype of the tortured artist is a persistent one.  We often think of writers as depressed, actors cycling in and out of rehab, and musicians struggling to control their impulses.  It’s true that past experiences, both good and bad, are powerful tools in creative work.  Fleshing out a character, writing, dancing, or creating music [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:43:59-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Tags: , |

How to Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude can have many positive effects on your overall health and wellbeing.  It can help you be more present, improve your mood, decrease anxiety, and allow you to have a more positive balanced perspective. Gratitude helps you realize what you have instead of what you are missing. It can help you feel more peaceful [...]

By |2018-12-03T13:19:31-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Tags: , |

Using Mindfulness as a Couple

Your partner says something that pushes your buttons, and before you know it, a minor disagreement quickly escalates into a heated argument with blood pressure rising, stomach churning, and fists clenching. How can you avoid this vicious cycle as a couple? One word—mindfulness. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness that enables you to shift out of [...]

By |2018-09-26T04:59:26-07:00September 26th, 2018|

Mindfulness and ADHD

Although it may appear at first glance that using mindfulness to manage symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be a fruitless endeavor, recent research studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can be effective in treating ADHD, especially in adults. Unlike many tools for ADHD, mindfulness develops your inner skills—it improves your ability to [...]

By |2018-01-19T08:57:56-07:00January 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Morning Mindfulness with Melanie

Have you been searching for ways to lower stress, increase mental focus, and feel a sense of calm and inner peace? By cultivating your capacity to observe your thoughts and feelings non-judgmentally and to be fully present in the moment, mindfulness meditation can provide you with the tools you need to reduce stress, enhance performance, [...]

By |2017-11-11T12:26:31-07:00November 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |