Mindfulness- A Meaningful Approach to Life

Understanding and Using Mindfulness Daily  Mindfulness is the active state of being awake and conscious.  Simply put, it is having open attention on the present.  Being mindful means you are able to observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judging what is good or bad, but rather simply digesting it as “information.” Practicing Mindfulness allows you to be involved in your reality instead…

Continue

Getting to your Peak Performance

Athletic Performance Enhancement – A Word from our own Laurie Chapman As a former All-American athlete, I have experienced the joys and pitfalls of athletic performance and have endured rigorous training sessions that prepared me for national and international competition.  I have learned from my personal and professional experience that success in sport is dependent on both the athlete and the…

Continue

Moving Toward a Richer, More Rewarding Life through EMDR

EMDR Therapy is a powerful therapy model that has helped over two million people of all ages with many types of psychological distress and emotional blocks that hinder optimal functioning.  Think about a fear, traumatic event or “automatic” response you have to a particular memory from your past.  Do you sometimes experience similar situations and have the same response every…

Continue

Adult Children of Addicts: The Traumatic Mind-Body Connection

Many people who were raised by parents or other caregivers that struggled with addiction grow up as a “broken child” in an adult body.  Trauma from living with an addicted caregiver in childhood can seriously affect the development of a healthy self.  Infants come into the world hardwired by genetics, but the environment and our relationships with primary caregivers finalizes…

Continue

Thank you, Ann

Ann Frank was born 84 years ago today. As a child, and even today, I remain mesmerized by her remarkable strength, depth of compassion and constant optimism.  She is a role model for the ages, continuing to teach us about ourselves, and about perseverance.  Shortly before meeting her untimely fate, she wrote in her crumpled notebook “It’s a wonder I haven’t…

Continue

Heroic Angelina

Angelina Jolie has portrayed the strong and thoughtful character in most of her roles, and we have as an audience rooted for her character to overcome.  With a few exceptions from some of her earlier roles and a few real life stumbles (like that Billy Bob thing) this has been her on-screen and off-screen persona. Whether battling tyrants in “Tomb Raider”…

Continue