The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever

***TRIGGER WARINING*** Brief mention of sexual abuse Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. And three days ago, she had the courage to quit the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Why? Simone had “the twisties,” the feeling of not having mind and body in sync while doing gymnastic stunts she has practiced hundreds,Continue reading “The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever”

Reduce Anxiety through Movement

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our physical health. Did you know exercise is also great for mental health? Yes – you can even reduce anxiety through movement! Exercise increases chemicals in the brain like dopamine and epinephrine, which improve our mood. Exercise can also reduce our stress response up to 24 hours later.Continue reading “Reduce Anxiety through Movement”

Self-Compassion Heals Depression

Depression infiltrates your thoughts like a virus of the mind. You might realize on one level that your depressed thoughts are illogical or extreme… but they feel so true. My life is going nowhere. I’m a failure. What’s the point in anything? Depression also takes over your emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, sad, stuck, regretful,Continue reading “Self-Compassion Heals Depression”

5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety

It’s hard to be with a loved one when they’re anxious. You just want them to feel better, but it seems like nothing you say or do helps. Before you know it, you’re starting to feel anxious yourself! I’ve been there, and I’ve worked with many clients who have been there, too. So I wantContinue reading “5 Ways to Help Someone with Anxiety”