How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

Waking up early in the morning can difficult. The bed is warm, you are comfortable, turning off the alarm clock is easy, and an additional 5 minutes (which is shorthand for no less than 30 minutes) of sleep is an alluring idea. I’m sure that all of us have encountered this exact scenario many times […]

How to Get into the Habit of Exercising Every Day

How to get into the habit of exercising every day

Frequently I will have clients seek guidance on how to get into the habit of exercising every day. Exercise is an important component of mental health as it decreases cortisol levels (a stress hormone), stimulates the process of neurogenesis, it helps to increase dopamine and serotonin levels. If you exercise, it helps to cut anxiety and […]

How Sleep Affects Mental Health

How Sleep Affects Mental Health

Curious about how sleep affects mental health? It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do for your mental health. While sleeping can’t wash away every problem or fear, it can support you with the energy you need to face every day at your best. Getting good sleep is essential to mental health, as poor […]

How Yoga Reduces Stress

How Yoga Reduces Stress

When it comes to anxiety and stress, yoga really can be magical. I have personally experienced radical changes in my life from practicing yoga daily. Anxiety can last for just a few moments when you experience a high level of stress, or it can be chronic and constant in your life. However, your anxiety manifests, […]

Ennui-kend – The Weekend Blues

Ennui-kend – The weekend blues

By Imran Riaz, PsyD Do you ever notice yourself feeling a little bummed out when the weekend comes? If so, you aren’t alone. The weekend is supposed to be filled with relaxation, enjoyment, and autonomy.  But some people experience a drop in mood at some point during the weekend. Ennui is a French word for […]

How to Procrastinate Efficiently

How to procrastinate efficiently

By: Laura Rifkin, LCSW On your mark, get set… I have been trying to write a blog post for over six months.  I almost finished one back in November, but I didn’t like how it was turning out and scrapped it before it even finishing.  Fast forward to last week when I had a phone […]