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+00:00November 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Achieve Your Goals with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

When I work with people in therapy who are unsatisfied with their lives and feel stuck, a question that I often ask is, “Do you feel worthy of living the life you want?” Why do I ask that? Well, I think many of us get in our own way because we don’t feel as though [...]

Forest Bathing in NYC: Go outside to improve your mental health

The last days of summer are slowly creeping by. Maybe you’ve been longingly counting your unused Summer Fridays, or are saving your big trip for Labor Day weekend. Whatever the reason you’ve been indoors or unable to leave the city, take this blog post as your excuse to get outside, find some nature and enjoy [...]

How to Overcome Creative Blocks with Mindfulness

As a creative person, have you found yourself experiencing moments of artist’s block?  At those times you may ask yourself, “How can I find release from this frustrating stuckness?”  Luckily, scientific research suggests that the practice of mindfulness could hold answers for you to break through your creative blocks and let your creativity flow. Rooted [...]

By |2017-08-17T09:54:18+00:00August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Be Kinder to Yourself with Mindfulness

We all struggle with our own inner critic.  You know, that harsh, judgmental voice inside you that exclaims, “you’re not good enough” or “you’re stupid” or “you can’t do anything right.” This negative self-talk echoes the voices of people in your life who knowingly or unknowingly put you down, such as family members, peers, and [...]

By |2017-07-05T17:04:50+00:00June 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

How Do I Choose a Therapist?

As a therapist, I frequently get asked how to find a good therapist. I always wish I had a simple answer to share, but the truth is that choosing a therapist can be a bit of a process, especially for people who have never been to therapy before. It doesn’t help that therapists are often [...]