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5 tips on how to handle wedding planning stress

Today’s blog post is a feature from a colleague, Priscilla Rodriguez, LMFT.  She is based out of San Antonio, TX and helps couples reconnect and enhance their relationships.  With wedding season upon us, I thought it was approrpriate and helpful to feature a piece she wrote.  Enjoy! 5 tips on how to handle wedding planning […]

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Handle Stress

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Deal with Stress They accept that stress is a part of life Stress and suffering are a part of life. Big changes do not occur without stress. When we accept this we can stop wasting mental energy on trying figure it out and move toward coping. They keep problems in […]

Thoughts versus Emotions

Thoughts vs Emotions “I feel bad.” “That makes me feel some type of way.” “I feel like having pizza for dinner.” Popular culture has used feelings and thoughts interchangeable.  Despite the word ‘feel’ in the above statements, those are examples of thoughts.  This can be confusing when you are trying to make sense of how […]

Time Management

24 hours Every person has 24 hours in a day.  Time is the great equalizer.  Some days you conquer your entire to do list and others it seems like you only completed one task.  You may know someone who knocks out tasks in half the time that you do.  It may leave you wondering, “how […]

Reminders from a celebrity suicide

She seemed like she had it all Kate Brosnahan, known professionally as Kate Spade, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman.  She built an empire for her Kate Spade New York line of handbags that was launched in 1993.  It is hard to believe that a woman who built such an iconic brand felt that […]

The next epidemic

No, it’s not opioids. Sasha goes in to see her primary care provider because she is feeling stressed and seems to be constantly worrying about work.  It is waking her up at night.  She can’t seem to shake the tight chest sensation and it’s hard to take a deep breath.  Sasha’s primary care provider listens […]

How therapists do self-care

Want to know what self-care actually looks like for therapists? Alright, so I preach self-care to EVERYONE but do therapists actually do this stuff?  Have you ever wondered, “what do therapists do for self-care?” If so here are the answers!  A general question was posed to an online therapist community I am involved in about […]

How much is too much alcohol?

Is my drinking a problem? Often times people questions whether or not they may have a problem with drinking alcohol. Perhaps you’ve had a couple of incidents that have made you ask yourself, “do I have a problem?” It is possible to have an issue with alcohol even if you don’t drink daily, experience significant […]

Self-care: care for oneself

Self-care: care for oneself. Self-care is a necessity to keep yourself sane, healthy, and balanced.  I’ve chosen four self-care activities that are really worth performing on a consistent basis. 1) Guided meditation I have found that guided meditation is far and away the most effective self-care tool that I use on a regular basis.  I […]

All the Feels

Emotions can be tricky. Many people judge feelings or try to suppress their emotions.  It might be better just to stuff it down in a deep dark hole and not deal with it…right? Unfortunately, it is this avoiding that often leads to stress and the development of compulsive behaviors.  It is important to realize that […]