Blog for Better Living

Column Image ACT to Improve the Relationship with Ourselves

Doesn’t it seem like certain problems in life never go away? Or, if anything, they seem to get worse? Do you suffer from chronic depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy…those unpleasant experiences that become even more frustrating when nothing you’ve done seems to help? When such problems do not go away, … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Therapy, Uncategorized |

Column Image How Does Positive Reinforcement Change Behavior?

We recently welcomed a new canine into our family and are in the process of behavior training and housebreaking. By working with an experienced trainer, I learned that training is more about changing human behavior than it is about changing the animal’s behavior. What’s fascinating is how the most subtle … Continue reading >

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Column Image Talking Hot Topics with Kids

“If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you`ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it”. – … Continue reading >

Posted in Children, Family, Parenting, Teens |

Column Image Simply Living by Living Simply

Has life become a hectic struggle? Have we become overly busy chasing for more that our lives have become cluttered with unnecessary belongings, responsibilities and extra burdens? These things can cloud our lives so much that we cannot focus on the things that are really important and meaningful to us. We … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Relationships |

Column Image Social Media Ruling Your Life?

In the 21st century, doesn’t it feel like we are constantly online? We never really have a break from social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. As a college student, I follow a wide variety of people on various social platforms, and personally am guilty of using these … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Teens |

Column Image Our Gratitude Tree 2017

This Fall, we shared a wonderful experience practicing gratitude in our office. We created a large Gratitude Tree on the wall of our Therapy Changes office in Rancho Bernardo. Everyone who entered our office was encouraged to take a moment to invite gratitude into their hearts and minds. It was … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement |

Column Image Changing Light of a Room

“I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of joy. For some of us, that expectation may not match our experience. Typically in our society, for those of us who celebrate the holiday season, the winter holidays are spent with friends and family, engaging in traditional activities, sharing certain … Continue reading >

Posted in Family, Holidays, Stress |

Column Image Giving Really is Better than Receiving

You may hear the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive” more often around the holidays, that time of year associated with giving and receiving gifts. In our consumerist culture, we can lose sight of what we already have to focus exclusively on our needs and wants. Money cannot … Continue reading >

Posted in Depression, Holidays, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Remaining Positive about Ourselves and Our Lives

“The Good Life is a Process…Not a State of Being.” –Carl Rogers Are the demands of seasonal social gatherings and family getting you down? Are financial pressures or employment piquing your positive perspective? Does it feel like chaos and worry are taking over your life? The practice of Positive Psychology … Continue reading >

Posted in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Holidays, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress |