We are surrounded by people indefinitely. As a result, it is very easy to catch yourself in a social environment that is not beneficial to your wellbeing. How do you ensure that you are taking time out for self-care and detoxing your social environment?
Studies suggest that Floral Essences are a powerful adjunct to traditional therapy; while their effects tend to be more subtle than those of prescription medications, FEs have been known to reduce stress, anxiety, and low mood.
When we think about changing our behaviors to “get healthy,” we often imagine taking drastic actions like waking up at 5am to run 6 miles before work, cutting starchy breads and pastas from our diet, and trying out various juice cleanses. However, while all these activities could be helpful in moderation (if not entirely realistic),… read more
While it’s easy to say “just quit!”, that’s not always a possibility. For those who’re stuck in their toxic work environments, here are some ways to get by—and maybe even to get something good out of the negative experience.
What do the movies Get Out, Carrie and Donnie Darko have in common? For one, they all fall under the genre of horror/suspense. Additionally, all three feature iconic (and chilling) hypnosis scenes. Perhaps because of movies like these, I previously bought into the idea that hypnosis was an eerie and almost supernatural practice. Yet my… read more
We have all been there…work presentations, giving a toast at a friend’s wedding, or simply being in a crowded place. Our anxiety levels rise and we freeze up. But how do we reduce anxiety that is frequently experience in public settings? Our certified EMDR therapist, Lea Sloan, explains how the effective use of a simple EMDR… read more
The whirlwind of boxed chocolate, candy hearts and blooming bouquets is looming near. Pretty soon everyone around you will be dedicated to either confessions of love or thinly veiled contempt for PDA of any kind. But do you have to be either madly in love or lonely and bitter? The short answer: NO! This Valentine’s… read more
Many a times, we find ourselves stuck in the Valentine’s Day gift dilemma. The little voice in our head says, “Valentine’s Day is so commercial” and “Cheesy cards and candy is so played out, what could they want?” Ignore that voice! Gift giving is described as a means through which individuals communicate values and they assign… read more
No one can deny the inherently tense nature of the 2016 election. According to the American Psychological Association’s survey conducted in August, more than half of Americans, regardless of party, felt a significant amount of stress about the election. To make matters worse, the outcome was disappointing and even triggering for many. In the wake… read more
Wow, this summer has been a hot and sunny one! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and time outside. I know I look forward to my daily lunch breaks on the benches in Dupont Circle. The awesome part about the great outdoors is that nature positively impacts our… read more