Using Mindfulness to Gain Freedom from Bad Habits

Finding Freedom to Choose Something Different By Hillary Caston, ATR, LMFT Bad habits are negative behaviors that are repeated, have become engrained and are hard to break. Most of us develop a bad habit at one point or another. Generally bad habits form to comfort ourselves.  A habit is a loop where there is a […]

An everyday meditation for stress and anxiety – for beginners

An everyday meditation for stress and anxiety – for beginners We have all heard that meditation is beneficial to calm our mind and body. However, to many of us it sounds daunting and we don’t know how to go about it. Here is a simple meditation that anyone can do, anywhere. Why should you consider […]

10 Ways Couples Therapy Can Improve Your Relationship

Why It Takes More than Love to Have a Successful Relationship For relationships to be long lasting, partners need to be able to work together compatibly in the vast range of life’s domains. These domains are also the most intimate and emotional aspects of life. Included are: short and long term financial planning, parenting styles, […]

Teach Your Baby Healthy Sleep Habits for Life – Sleep Training from a Therapist’s Perspective

All new parents struggle to obtain adequate sleep while caring for their babies. We all become eager for our babies to begin sleeping through the night. When we look into sleep training, advice tends to fall from one extreme to another, ranging from strict intervals of when you can soothe a crying baby to very […]

How to Work from Home Effectively

Work from home

I recently had a stint of working from home and experienced how challenging it was despite my previous conception that it would be entirely easy and convenient. To assist myself I utilized my tools as a therapist to develop an action plan. Perhaps it will be helpful to you too. The pointers listed below are […]

Improve Your Relationships

Avoid These 3 Communication Pitfalls Relationships with others are the building blocks of our life from family to career. The quality of these relationships directly correlates to our happiness, satisfaction with life and general well being. We want our relationships to be positive but we all struggle with them at times. The quality of communication […]