April 2, 2015

What is Occupational Therapy?  Everyone has an occupation or job. A kid's occupation is to grow, learn, do schoolwork, and play. Occupational therapy (or OT) helps kids who have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability carry out these activities. Some examples of c...

April 2, 2015

 

I just got introduced to a fascinating study from the early 1980’s that may help us answer the question.

 

Dr. Kenneth Pelletier and a team from the University of California at San Francisco looked at top executives at Bank of America and AT&T to learn the effects of hi...

March 16, 2015

I often get people canceling their appointments at the last minute because “they are too stressed to come in.” I find a lot of humor in this because that is the exact reason you are coming to see me — to reduce your stress! And now is the absolute perfect time to see h...

March 10, 2015

I got this great email the other day that I thought was so fabulous I wanted to share it with you.

 

A lecturer was explaining stress management to his audience.  He raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”  Answers called out ranged between...

February 25, 2015

 

People generally take better care of their cars than they do their bodies.  I’m always amazed at the grocery store when I see what people buy.  Some baskets have NOTHING that is actually food.  Nothing that is fresh or whole instead of processed or pakaged pretty....

January 1, 2015

 

I know everyone has their own New Year’s resolutions to focus on.  Well mine is to spend more time focusing on my own self-care.  This includes ways to nurture myself not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.

 

Before vacation, I had an interesti...

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