This morning I woke up with the desire to write a post about the benefits of bringing different aspects of yoga into the therapy room. Then I found this article and wanted to share. Enjoy! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/body-on-yoga_n_4109595.html
Every day I am more and more grateful for finally being ready to change my career. Over the past 12 years I tried genuinely to enjoy my job as a school psychologist. Don’t get me wrong; there were good days. I loved helping kids and families, but there were so many other responsibilities that frankly … More With all due respect, I am so happy I left my job!
How do I know this? Well, she says in her article below that meditation doesn’t have to be a formal practice. Rather, she describes: “although I’m a big proponent of formal meditation—for the discipline, joy, and calm it brings—I’m moving into an even greater phase of being fully present all the time.” She is talking about … More Oprah Practices Every Moment Mindful
When you work in a field for a long time, you really get to know it well. Having held a position in public schools as a school psychologist for the past 12 years, I saw it all – the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. As I transition from public schools to private … More My Huffington Post Article
It’s true. The brain reacts similarly whether you are at war, if you think your child is in danger, or if you find out your partner is having an affair. When we are shocked in some way, or when our deeply held beliefs are challenged to such a degree that we feel intensely rocked and … More High Amounts of Stress = Trauma
This poem came to me in the middle of the night. It was one of those moments when I knew I had to get out of bed and write. It didn’t matter what time it was. I am so glad that I followed my instinct because it is now published on Elephant Journal and has … More My First Poem is Published!
The sheer fact that I haven’t written since February is testament to how easy it is to become absorbed into the busyness (and sometimes craziness) of life. So much has happened this year! A few challenges. Lots of lessons. Many inspiring moments. There is simply so much to learn and do in this lifetime. Mindfulness … More Get Off The Train
As a school psychologist, a huge part of my job is offering counseling support to students. There are numerous counseling theories, approaches, and techniques that can be utilized for this purpose; only some of which work well in a school environment. Freudian therapy, for example, would never be used in a school because it requires … More Present Moment Miracles
At the beginning of every school year, before the students arrive, everyone who works for the school district is required to attend a “Welcome-Back-to-School” orientation on opening day. Typically, the orientation begins with an address from the superintendent followed by announcements from the principals of each school. Work that was completed over the summer is … More The Year of You
Every moment?? I know. It’s a tall order. We human beings are lucky if we can manage to be mindful, present, and aware for a few moments at a time. Like during meditation. That is, if we can slow down enough to practice meditation. But to bring mindfulness into every moment of our lives? Is that … More Every Moment. Mindful.