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A Mindful Holiday Season

For some the holiday season is busy and overwhelming.  For others it’s lonely and sad.  Regardless of what the holidays bring for you, here is a list of things to try that may help you stay present, regulate your emotions (whatever they are), and perhaps have a moment of joy here and there.  Just remember [...]

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , |

Negative Emotions – Can’t live with them, might not be alive without them!

The experience of intense negative emotions is probably the number one reason one would seek out mental health services.  That, and the subsequent problematic behaviors they tend to elicit – anything from not getting out of bed for weeks on end, to substance abuse, and myriad other self destructive tendencies.  No doubt negative emotions [...]

June 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

Is Happiness Overrated?

Many people come into mental health treatment with the stated goal of “I just want to be happy.”  Of course happiness is a subjective experience but the common element seems to be that if feels good and people want more of it.  But it is only one of myriad experiences on the continuum of human [...]

October 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , |