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Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Made Easy

  Ever cringe when you hear the word meditate?  I have to be honest and share that I definitely have.  In the beginning, I think it was because it felt a little “froo froo” to me.  A little out there…like, you want me to do whaaaat? You know what I’m saying?  And then I began…

Orthorexia - When Desire for a Healthy Lifestyle Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

Orthorexia – When Desire for a Healthy Lifestyle Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

You may have heard the term “orthorexia” as it relates to eating disorder.  While not a formal diagnosis, it’s a way to differentiate one restrictive/avoidance type of eating disorder from another.  For example, one may be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and has behaviors around caloric restriction while another may fall under the diagnosis of Anorexia…

Defensiveness

Defensiveness

What is Defensiveness?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, defensiveness gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

Stonewalling

Stonewalling

What is Stonewalling?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, stonewalling gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

Criticism

Criticism

What is Criticism?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, criticism gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

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Contempt

What is Contempt?   One of the main things you should know about contempt is that it is the #1 predictor of divorce, according to marriage research guru Dr. John Gottman.  Contempt is a way of communicating the conveys disgust, disrespect, and superiority. If you’ve engaged in (hey, none of us are perfect!) or experienced…

ROAR : Skill for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

ROAR : Skill for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

The words panic or anxiety attacks can instantly trigger one’s heart rate. It is often hard to knowas well as be able to deal with the feeling of a panic attack coming on or occurring. We’ve beenusing an acronym we learned about a while ago for our clients experiencing these attacks and itis called ROAR.…

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Unmet Expectations: The Truth About What Goes Wrong in Relationships

When I was in graduate school, we had the opportunity to have several therapists in the community speak to us about their specialty.  One such opportunity presented itself by way of a field trip to a couple’s therapist office.  He asked our whole class, “what do you think is the number one reason couples end…

Tips for Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery When Going Back to School-min

Tips for Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery When Going Back to School

Trying to maintain or continue to work on eating disorder recovery when going back to school is more difficult than it may seem!  We often see students go back to school where it’s more difficult to eat regularly because lunch may be at 10am or they may not be allowed to eat during class and…