Blog 2018-05-16T16:54:06+00:00

Mindfully Managing the Summer Blues

Summer is supposed to be fun, right? Warm weather, BBQs, trips to the beach, plenty of sunshine, time with family- what's not to love? Well, plenty. In fact, research shows that rates of suicide and depression actually go up during the spring and summer. Summer is tough because it can feel like everyone is [...]

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Phone and Social Media

One of the frequent requests I get from clients is for help reducing phone and social media usage for themselves or for their children. It's always a hard one because smartphones have changed our lives in a lot of great ways. But they also cause us all sorts of problems. Increased phone use might [...]

SZA and the Power of Vulnerability

Car rides with me and my husband always start off the same way, "What do you want to listen to?" This is never easy for us. We are both obsessed with music, just not the same music. He did not grow up with my alternative and indie rock or emo music. Death Cab for [...]

Bringing Depression Out Of The Shadows

By the time I had graduated high school, I'd known four people who committed suicide and many more who attempted. These were siblings of friends, parents of friends, and friends. At funerals, the talk was always "But they were so loved" or "Didn't they think about their family?" or "But they were so successful" [...]

Letting Go in the New Year

For months, I had been telling my husband we needed to get rid of our second car. We don't need two cars. He uses MARTA and I can walk to work if I need to. It was also getting to be too expensive to fix and had really been costing more than it was [...]

Helping Your Teen Manage Anxiety

Having a teenager is hard. Having a teenager who is struggling with anxiety can feel impossible. Irritability, mood swings, and skipping school can all be normal teen behaviors. But they can also be signs that something more serious is going on. The New York Times Magazine recently published an article on the apparent increase in [...]