What is “Holistic?”

I was exhibiting at an event recently when someone came up to me and asked, “What is holistic?” Whoa. I thought that we’d moved into a time where everyone was aware of what it meant to be holistic even if they chose not to embrace it. Apparently I’ve been living in a bubble. For those […]

Dream Therapy for Self-Growth

I think everyone is familiar with Sigmund Freud and his use of dreams to psychoanalyze people. Most therapists today no longer use this tool; however dream therapy is still useful. The clients I work with often love to use their dreams as therapy because it is such a personal approach. There are two important things […]

A Holistic View of the “Highly Sensitive Person”

There is this new mental health diagnosis (it’s not officially recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) going around called the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I’d like to present a holistic view of the “Highly Sensitive Person” here because I am hearing things about this spread by “experts” that are simply not […]

Are You Crazy or Do You Have Celiac Disease?

A few years back I received a call from a concerned daughter. Near tears she reported that her family was at the end of the rope. Her mom was acting erratically and was experiencing wild mood swings. One moment she was depressed, crying, and sleeping a lot. The next she was more enthusiastic and hyperactive […]

Avoid the Holiday Blues

For some people, the holidays aren’t a time of family, happiness, cheer, and feasting. It’s a time of depression, isolation, and headaches. If you are one of the people who have more anxiety than joy at this time of year, what can you do to avoid the holiday blues? No Comparisons One of the most […]

Are You a Healthy Giver?

The winter holy days approach and with them come the tradition of giving. Being a healthy giver can make this a time of great joy. Being an unhealthy giver can make it a very stressful time. Let’s take this quick quiz to see just where you fall. Do you feel obligated to give a gift […]

How To Be A Healthy Receiver

Are you able to receive a compliment without feeling the need to say something nice back or say, “It was nothing”? Does being the center of attention, like at a birthday party, make you uncomfortable? Would you rather not receive gifts from people? Does receiving things make you feel like to have to return the […]