How to Get Big & Take Up Space, Emotionally Speaking.

Winter is not a stretchy season. It's cold all of the time, and we're indoors alot, and things can start to feel a little cramped. With all this time to huddle up, it's a very good season for some intentional emotional work and self-reflection. How about considering how to take a leap and put yourself … Continue reading How to Get Big & Take Up Space, Emotionally Speaking.

Sing anyway!

My father is the greatest singer in the world. You likely do not believe this, but that is only because you have never heard him sing. I swear to you that it's the truth. When I was growing up, my dad worked for the Atlantic City casinos, in marketing. I don't know why exactly he chose … Continue reading Sing anyway!

To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.

In my fifteen years as a clinician, I’ve worked predominantly with adolescents and young adults. I’ve always appreciated teenagers - there is such magic in that developmental period of trying on many different hats and identity exploration. On countless occasions, I’ve had teenagers brought to my office by their parents, seeking support because their child … Continue reading To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.

Focus on your strengths, forgive your weaknesses.

  I have always had a terrible sense of direction. In childhood and adolescence, I frequently had my head in a book while in the car, and never paid attention to my surroundings. When it came time for me to get my license at age sixteen, I had no idea how to get anywhere. As … Continue reading Focus on your strengths, forgive your weaknesses.

Do what you love: small acts of daily meditation.

While I've always maintained a strong interest in it, meditation has never really been my thing. Historically, it's usually gone one of two ways for me: I’d watch my thoughts (“like a waterfall,” as they say) zip and zap like lightning all over the map of my skull, disparate and brief and electric, and gone … Continue reading Do what you love: small acts of daily meditation.