Self-Esteem/Self-Compassion

Reflection and the Sacred Pause

What does it mean to reflect about your life? Your life choices? Your relationships? Your behaviors? Reflection is the ability to focus on one’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s about taking … Read more

What are you waiting for?

Have you ever been struck by the question, “Am I living the life I was meant to live?” Wondering if how you’re spending your time is truly what you want … Read more

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

  Click to watch and learn about self-talk and self-compassion, and the power of the thoughts we feed ourselves, in the Dr. Randy Kamen series “Strategies to Spark Your Week.”   … Read more

Build a More Positive Mental Attitude

Know that only you get to control your reactions. Your reality is about how you interpret your life events and limited by your own thoughts and beliefs. Allowing yourself to live in the present moment and be content with where you are today is the beginning of building a more positive mental attitude. Don’t wait to start taking pleasure in your life–the only guarantee we have is this moment. Sometimes it takes conscious effort to enjoy the journey.

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Heart Attacks

Anxiety and depression are the hallmark feelings that bring people into therapy. They typically mask deeper emotions that we wish to avoid or dare not feel, such as anger, shame, fear, vulnerability or guilt. Panic attacks can also mask strong emotional symptoms AND they can also be misread as being a heart attack. What important to note is that heart attacks are the number one cause of death in women in the United State—so always check it out when you experience symptoms

Women and Beauty

In western culture idealized beauty for women tends to mean youthful looks, facial symmetry, femininity, glowing complexion, and a trim fit body. Women often go to great lengths to achieve their rendition of this ideal, and not necessarily by committing to good nutrition and exercise. Fad diets, surgery, injections, and eating disorders have become all too familiar as the path to achieving “beauty.”

Managing Guilt

People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.