Reduce Anxiety through Movement

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our physical health. Did you know exercise is also great for mental health? Yes – you can even reduce anxiety through movement! Exercise increases chemicals in the brain like dopamine and epinephrine, which improve our mood. Exercise can also reduce our stress response up to 24 hours later.Continue reading “Reduce Anxiety through Movement”

Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Not everyone feels excited about the New Year. Many people feel pressured to make changes at a time of year that’s already stressful. So let me preface this post by stating clearly: no one needs to make New Year’s Resolutions. For one thing, any of us can set goals and work towards them at anyContinue reading “Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick”

How to Face your Fears

You may have heard that the only way to overcome your fears is to face them. That is true! … and, it’s much easier said than done. Fear can be paralyzing. The immediate reaction to fear is often to freeze or avoid. It takes a lot of courage and commitment to go towards your fearContinue reading “How to Face your Fears”

Does Positive Thinking Really Work?

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” – Buddha These days, positivity is EVERYWHERE. On social media, coffee mugs, wall hangings, bathroom mats… “Love yourself” “You’re beautiful” “Live, laugh, love.” There are dozens of bloggers and therapists and life coaches who toutContinue reading “Does Positive Thinking Really Work?”