Self-Care

As an individual and couples therapist in San Francisco, I provide tools and resources that can be used for self-care.  Topics covered in this blog include mindfulness, meditation, stress management, relationship problems and other self-care content.

ending the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

How to end the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

The end of the year can be a challenging time for many people. Anytime you mix family, alcohol and expectations you’re bound to have some disappointment. Chances are you’re reading this because you want some inspiration and you have an intention to move through the holiday season in a different way this year.  A better…

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healing childhood trauma

Hope for healing childhood trauma

There is hope for healing childhood trauma. Maybe you grew up in a household where one of your parents drank too much or suffered from mental illness? Maybe you raised yourself or were a victim of childhood sexual abuse or assault? Living through those types of childhood experiences can leaving lasting scars. Healing childhood trauma…

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love yourself, flaws and all

How to love yourself, flaws and all

When you feel like you don’t fit in, it’s hard to love yourself, flaws and all. Our culture makes it extremely difficult to feel like you’re enough, just as you are. We place value on things like success, wealth, beauty and achievement. The Trance of Unworthiness The author and psychotherapist Tara Brach has addressed the…

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decrease stress in less than 10 minutes

Decrease stress in less than 10 minutes with deep breathing exercises

Stress kills. There have been various studies and thousands of books written on this topic. Here are three ways to decrease stress in less than 10 minutes. Stress According to the American Institute of Stress, by learning simple deep breathing techniques, you can bring on a relaxation response in your body. This can slow down…

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feel less overwhelmed this week

One thing you can do to feel less overwhelmed this week

What would it take to feel less overwhelmed this week? If a vacation by the beach is not in the cards, try this simple exercise to feel less overwhelmed and more relaxed. Mindfulness Mindfulness is all the rage these days. The practice of mindfulness involves being present in the moment, and not being overwhelmed with…

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