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Cultivating Mindfulness and Living in the Moment

Living in the moment One of my favorite activities is to watch the sunset over the Intercoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, NC.  One day, I was feeling overwhelmed from a particularly exhausting day at work.  My mind was racing and all I could focus on was the dread of returning to the stressful situation the […]

Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety

 Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety Four simple skills to add to your toolbox of coping skills Ride the wave– Often times when a person experiences anxiety, their first reaction is to avoid the feeling or make it go away. This relationship strengthens the intensity of anxiety over time. Try to recognize your physiological reactions, like […]

5 Tips to Manage Difficult Family Members on Christmas

Managing Family on Christmas This time of year is joyous, merry, and bright.  This time of year for many people is also stressful and difficult.  Our culture promotes a vision of a happy family sharing eggnog by the beautifully decorated Christmas tree that towers over bundles of presents.  But what happens when that vision is […]