Entries by Kevin Patyk

The Benefits of Mindfulness

By Kelly Edwards, LMFT-Associate, LPC Intern What is Mindfulness? There are many different types of meditation, including visualization, contemplation, and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation where you bring your full mind, or attention, to an object. Bringing attention to the breath, is one of the most well known mindful practices. According to Jon […]

The Importance of Touch in Relationships

By Kelly Edwards, LMFT Associate As a couples therapist, a lot of the work I do has to do with building or rebuilding meaningful connections between people. Frequently, one of the signs of disconnection in relationships is the lack of touch. Touch often plays a crucial role in maintaining connection within interpersonal relationships. Touch is […]

How We Can Show Up While Staying In

 By Linus Streckfus The COVID-19 Crisis poses a massive disruption, unsettling and frightening.  It is both an economic and public health crisis, two critical situations, intertwined.    The necessity to stay in creates both an opportunity—to rediscover home and groundedness—as well as a danger—of withdrawing into unhealthy, disorganized states.  Finding our capacity to show up, for […]

Where Did Your Motivation Go?

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFT Feeling stuck at home may lead you to think that you have a unique opportunity to get things done. So, the home improvement lists come out, you consider learning a new language, and friends circulate free masterclasses. On the other hand, you may be a working parent with exponentially increased demands […]

Surviving Holidays With Family

By Emily Stone The holiday season is upon us and whether you will stay near or go far, chances are that you will be spending time with loved ones. For some that means a small, close knit group of friends. For others it is a large, hardy gathering of extended family members. For the rest […]

How Do You Develop Emotional Resilience?

By Emily Stone As we grow, we develop in a variety of ways. We develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. One way growth happens is by navigating challenging situations. Struggle prompts growth. We see children go through this process in school every day. New information or a new skill is introduced. Next, there is concentrated […]