Blog for Better Living

The Importance of Self-Care in a Go-Go-Go World

By: Other | February 11, 2019

Written by Kimberly Nenemay, Psy.D. My first experience with the word “self-care” came to me as a graduate student. The term was used to describe a measure for preventing professional burnout. We were being taught, as burgeoning “helpers” to others, that it was important to finds ways to help ourselves. The graduate program that I […]

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Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Sleep/Relaxation, Stress, Therapy, Yoga

Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Kimberly Nenemay

By: Other | December 14, 2018

Written by Kimberly Nenemay, Psy.D. My interest in psychology and people in general is a meandering story that began when I was very young, and continues to this day. At college, I quickly became aware of my interest in studying a wide range of subjects. A liberal arts education was important to me once I […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Introduction, Mindfulness, Stress, Yoga

Unplugging: Managing “Toxicity Overload”

By: Other | November 26, 2018

Written by Paul Paris, Ph.D. Is your psyche disturbed by world events? Are you overwhelmed by what’s happening in our country? It seems easy these days for such external environments to adversely affect our personal lives. In my own personal life, I have to be mindful of ways to shift and balance my attention so […]

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Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress

Integrating Yoga Practices into Therapy

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | November 2, 2018

“Come with me to a yoga class!” said my friend Caroline to me sometime last year. “Why on earth would I want to go to a stretch class with strangers I don’t know?” I thought to myself. If you relate to this sentiment, you are not alone. I harbored great skepticism about the practice of […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Therapy, Yoga

How to Raise Awareness of our Emotions

By: Other | October 5, 2018

Written by Haim Shemer, Psy.D. Are you aware of your emotions? Can you identify the emotions that give rise to your feelings of anxiety, disturbance, bad behavior, or other uneasy states of mind? To help us with meanings, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word emotions as: the affective aspect of consciousness a state of feeling a […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Grief, Mindfulness, Sleep/Relaxation

You Are What You Think

By: Other | July 11, 2018

Written by Haim Shemer, Psy.D. Let’s think about thoughts for a moment. We have heard and seen the phrase “you are what you think” quoted many times in many places. It is one of the most powerful statements that I like to share with others, but with much caution. The phrase is simple. It is […]

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Anxiety, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement

How to Reduce Anxiety by Using Your Body as a Tool

By: Other | June 29, 2018

Written by Paul Paris, Ph.D. Anxiety, as an emotion, urges us toward fight or flight behaviors like running away or freezing. Anxiety can mobilize our bodies and mind toward immediate action in response to an accurately perceived danger or threat in the environment. Research on anxiety shows that all of us need a “healthy” level […]

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Anxiety, Mindfulness

Mindfulness…the Loving Kind

By: Other | June 1, 2018

Written by Joy Francisco, Ph.D. What is mindfulness? And why is there a special loving kind of mindfulness? Mindfulness is living in the present moment. Mindfulness can be utilized as a form of self-compassion. And, self-compassion is what you need to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Together they help you to love yourself and […]

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Mindfulness, Personal Improvement

Self-Forgiveness: Letting Go of What We Cannot Change in the Past

By: Other | April 27, 2018

Written by Paul Paris, Ph.D. When we talk about forgiveness, we typically think in terms of forgiving others. When others have wronged us, we often struggle with the ability to forgive them. Maybe they haven’t yet acknowledged or apologized. Maybe they have passed away, and we can’t let go of what they did or how […]

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Depression, Grief, Mindfulness, Relationships