Making Friends with Feelings

Making Friends with Feelings By Ines Guariguata, LCSW, LCAT, ATR-BC, SEP Feelings seem like a therapist’s favorite subject. It is the realm we supposedly feel most comfortable in, the one we love to observe, describe, catalog and glean meaning from. Yet, even for a therapist, feelings are not so ‘comfortable’ to be with. I sit with feelings, my clients’ and my own, daily. I witness how feelings can take up so much space in a…

Balance Is a Myth: 5 Steps Towards Knowing Your Flow

Balance Is a Myth: 5 Steps Towards Knowing Your Flow I don’t know about you but this time of year can feel utterly chaotic to me. I feel a struggle with over-commitments, winter blues, political blues, and colds upon colds. In one week I had 5 holiday commitments, 4 doctors appointments (between the dog, myself and my child,) 3 huge work projects, food poisoning, and a partridge in a pear tree! It’s not just me though.…

5 Tips To Staying Sane and Dare I Say It, Serene, During This Holiday

5 Tips To Staying Sane and Dare I Say It, Serene, During This Holiday By Lily Leiber, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT How often have I heard in one form or another, “My parents just push my buttons!” And invariably in one form or another, my reply is always the same: well of course they do, they inserted those buttons! For the lucky few (The Brady Bunch?), Thanksgiving is a walk in the park on a sunny day,…

Summer Blues

Summer Blues By Edith Stark, LMSW I don’t know about you, but every time Memorial Day rolls around I get a feeling like I should have the summer off. While it has been over a decade since I have had a true Summer vacation, the warm weather, beaches and sunshine seem to scream my name. Usually by 4th of July I am feeling run down, overwhelmed and needing a break. The warm weather becomes, too hot,…

It’s almost summer and time to play!

It’s almost summer and time to play! Creativity and Play are key elements to stress reduction and spontaneity.  Shannon Bradley, one of our therapists at Experience Wellness Group writes about how to add more of these crucial elements to your life below. As summer rolls around many of us recall our childhood summer breaks from school. No matter where we grew up, for most of us summer meant more time to play and to do…

Stop Telling Me To Be Merry! How To Get Real About All The Feels This Holiday.

by Adrienne Glasser LCSW, RDMT I hate to be a Debbie Downer here, but not everyone is feeling the holiday spirit. For some, even if they initially feel merry or grateful, it soon turns into holiday stress about what to give, when to give and how to get all the work done before they give. They worry about the food, and what will be too much too little or not enough. For many, the holidays…

5 Ways to Rock Freedom From Oppression: #LoveWins This Independence Day

5 Ways to Rock Freedom From Oppression: #LoveWins This Independence Day With July 4th approaching, I wanted to take the time to honor this day, our country, ourselves…and independence in general. When thinking about independence the words autonomy and sovereignty come to mind. It’s a struggle, and at times even a battle, to have authority over your territory. This is true whether the territory is a country or oneself. If we are talking about independence,…