How To Make Social Media Work In Romantic Relationships

I discuss the complications of social media use and relationships in this Psychology Today article. How can you make social media work in your relationship? 1. Talk to your partner openly about how you want to handle social media—from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram and other apps/sites. Let them know what is acceptable for you…

10 Things To Know About Treating Your Panic Disorder

Find out more about panic disorder — my article on Anxiety.org: Panic disorder can impair your ability to go to work, limit your ability to enjoy your day, or even stop you from leaving your home. If your panic attacks are so severe that they are disrupting your daily life, it’s important to seek diagnosis…

8 Mindfulness Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time—whether you are dealing with family and work colleagues or mingling at work holiday parties. Try practicing these mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and bring a calm and attentive approach to your holiday this year. Mindfulness is a way to be open and aware of what is happening…

Mindfulness In the Workplace: Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Mindfulness may protect CEOs/leaders and entrepreneurs against anxiety, depression, and the negative effects of burnout (i.e., emotional exhaustion and cynicism). In a recent study examining hundreds of CEOs, leaders, top and junior managers, and entrepreneurs in this month’s issue in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, researchers found that those who practiced high levels of…

Do Yoga at Your Work Desk

Don’t let being at work stop you from doing some yoga during the day. Even a few minutes of office yoga gives you to a break from your day and release of tension in your body. For those with a desk job working at a computer, studies have shown that sitting for long periods of…

Choose to Explore

Have you ever noticed a visceral reaction when you walk into a room, like a yoga studio, and find that someone else is in your usual spot? Maybe someone is in your routine chair at a conference room at work, work area in a classroom, or favorite table at a restaurant? What do you observe…

The Power of Acceptance

Trying to build a wall to keep emotions out can cause one to keep emotions in. It may be helpful to remember that you are not your emotions and to practice loving and accepting your emotions rather than either fighting them or increasing them. This story is paraphrased from Anthony de Mello, S.J. (1983) and…