Category Archives: Pain

Sick and Tired of Feeling Tired?

Posted on November 30, 2018

Do you struggle with feeling tired all the time, or even a lot? Do you have a sense that you are running on empty or nearly empty as you go about fulfilling your daily responsibilities? Do you wish you had more energy? Are you sick and tired of feeling tired? I had to learn some(read more)

4 Steps to Help You Notice and “Take in the Good”

Posted on October 30, 2018

Soon after I listened to Dr Rick Hanson’s audiobook, The Enlightened Brain*, I had the delightful pleasure of meeting him in person at a mindfulness conference where we were both speaking. Rick is a thought leader in the field of mindfulness and a #1 NY Times Best Selling author. He is also a warm and(read more)

2 Mindfulness Skills for Stressful Times

Posted on October 10, 2018

We all encounter stressful times periodically throughout our daily life. Recently I had a stressful and painful week after unexpected oral surgery that became infected. I was feeling miserable and my patience was used up. I don’t like feeling miserable. Do you? No? That’s what I thought. My thoughts kept getting stuck on how bad(read more)

4 Steps to Finding Contentment

Posted on June 24, 2018

Recently I was asked what my purpose or mission is in life. At first, I said that throughout my career as a psychotherapist and neurotherapist my mission has been to help other people feel better and perform at their peak. But after some more thought I realized that my deeper mission is to experience contentment(read more)

What If You Change the Way You Look at Things?

Posted on August 2, 2016

How do you see the world?  Are you a glass half empty of glass half full person? Do you have a choice about how you look at things? In the left-hand photo of this field the plants look random and chaotic.  But in the second photo of the same plants they look orderly and organized. (read more)

Do This One Thing to Feel Happier

Posted on December 7, 2015

Do you ever wish you felt happier?  Do you know how to create happiness in your life and to shift out of a down mood to a happier mood?  What one thing could you do every day to increase your happiness? Researchers asked study participants to take part in what they called a “gratitude visit”(read more)

Are You Making Yourself Sick?

Posted on July 10, 2015

I was chronically ill for 15 years. When I was so sick I was determined to get well and I focused on doing everything possible to return to health. I gradually learned that although I do need to do things to promote healing, it is even more important to look at how I am being,(read more)