Coping Skills

Grounding Exercises to Calm and Revive Everyone has times in life that cause stress and anxiety. Depending on the situation and your history, some emotional and physical responses feel unmanageable more often. Now daily life brings plenty of moments that cause...

Well, COVID-19 is here and impacting our lives. First, we ramped up washing our hands and bought out store supplies of Purell (and toilet paper!). Now, schools are closed, social distancing is a thing, and we're being asked to stop...

If you or a loved one has ADHD, you've probably tried a bunch of technological and other tools to get some structure into your work and personal life. Ultimately, the goal is to get organized and feel confident! You may not...

Making time to take care of ourselves is challenging in a society that awards being busy with a badge of honor. I like to think that I have become much better at managing my own self-care. Then, I got the...

All I want is  a good night's sleep! Do you find yourself saying this on a regular basis? It's maddening to finally get in bed and then not be able to fall asleep. All day long you're tired, but then...

Everybody's working for the weekend, sung rock band Loverboy. This was mostly true in 1981 when Loverboy penned their infamous rock anthem. Now it's not so clear-cut. The modern work environment is uber-convenient and invasive to personal time. You're working...

April is National Poetry Month, a great opportunity to validate how poetry can be therapeutic and used in therapy. Poetry is an effective aide to alleviating symptoms of some personality disorders, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and trauma. Poetry gives us an...

I meditate less often than I would like. I've mentioned in past blogs that my days are better when I meditate for 10 to 30 minutes in the morning. I'm more focused and less likely to get wrapped up in...

The idea of adding exercise into a stressful moment may not sound calming, yet it is. Exercise in all its many forms can reduce anxiety. Finding just 30 minutes a day to get moving can greatly increase a sense of...

Breathe. A gentle reminder to take a deep breath and center. One of my mentors used to say this to me when I was spinning around with too many ideas, worry or anger. If you find yourself deep in the...