Improving lives with Mindfulness, Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback

Why We Should Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Posted on November 24, 2014

Why should we teach mindfulness skills to kids? Mindfulness can directly improve the lives of kids in significant ways.  Some of the benefits suggested by the latest research include: Increased emotional regulation Increased social skills Increased ability to orient attention Increased working memory and planning and organization Increased self esteem Increased sense of calmness, relaxation,(read more)

4 Ways to Focus Your Concentration

Posted on November 10, 2014

We live in a very distracting world with so many things vying for our attention all at the same time.  We often wear many hats: parent, caregiver for our parent, spouse, employee, entrepreneur and more.  Between our many commitments and the demands of our work, home life, and social life we may find it difficult(read more)

5 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Posted on October 27, 2014

Work is one of the biggest contributors to overall stress.  Over 65% of Americans cited work as a top source of stress in a 2012 study. According to the American Psychological Association, common workplace stressors include: Low salaries. Excessive workloads. Few opportunities for growth or advancement. Work that isn’t engaging or challenging. Lack of social(read more)

6 Secrets to Navigating Your Path to Success

Posted on October 13, 2014

Recently I hiked up to the top of a small mountain following a steep trail through the forest.  The loose rocks and the unevenness and steepness of the trail made the going tough.  When I stopped moving to figure out where to place my next step I discovered that it was harder to get going(read more)

Can Meditation Increase Your Income?

Posted on September 29, 2014

I have been teaching how to incorporate mindfulness skills into every aspect of daily life for many years. The benefits of practicing mindfulness are compelling. Meditation is a type of mindfulness skill and research shows it can change the brain in significantly positive ways. By practicing meditation we can calm our brain and our body,(read more)

Depressed? 7 Non-Drug Options That Work

Posted on September 15, 2014

If you are like most people there have been times in your life when you felt down, sad, and depressed.  Typically this feeling is short lived and passes pretty quickly.  But when it doesn’t go away and hangs around for too long, then you may be dealing with an episode of major depression. Major depression(read more)

Stop Watching the Worry Channel

Posted on September 1, 2014

Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It often makes us feel out of control and can lead to being anxious about being anxious.  And the more we worry, the more we program and hard-wire our brain to worry. We can change the channel from our worry channel to our calm/relaxed/happy channel.  This is because we can deliberately(read more)