Lessons from Sesame Street - Part 1

Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 1

We found a great article from nextavenue.org and we’d like to share our take on it with you. This is Part 1 of a 5-part blog series. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with Sesame Street. The beloved children’s television show made its television debut on November 10, 1969, and has […]

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Mindfulness: How to Practice It

Mindfulness: How to Practice It (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of 2. To read Part 1, go here. In our previous post, we defined mindfulness and discussed the science behind it. Mindfulness actually changes the brain and yields a number of results, including reduced stress, better body image, and reduced depression and anxiety, among other things. One of the reasons mindfulness […]

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What is 'Wise Mind'?

What is ‘Wise Mind’?

by Bianca VonBank, LMFT Have you ever had a moment where you felt a sense of calm and knew what you needed to do or what was going to be best and you were able to act from that place? Kind of like what Oprah calls an “Ah-ha moment”? Or, have you ever been in […]

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Mindfulness: What's All the Hype About?

Mindfulness: What’s All the Hype About? (Part 1)

Most likely you’ve heard the term ‘mindfulness’, as the concept has recently made its way into the pop psych spotlight. And for good reason, too. Many therapists, hospitals, and wellness centers are incorporating mindfulness techniques into their programs. Even high schools across the country are integrating mindfulness training into their health and PE curriculum. It’s […]

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3 Apps Worth Downloading to Practice Your DBT Skills

3 Apps Worth Downloading to Practice Your DBT Skills

by Bianca VonBank, LPMFT DBT Therapist Are you engaging in Dialectical Behavior Therapy? If so, here are 3 apps worth downloading to practice your DBT skills:   DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach This is the only app on the market that is created by an intensively trained DBT psychologist, which basically means you get to […]

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What makes people 'highly successful' and can it be learned?

What Makes People ‘Highly Successful’, and Can It Be Learned?

As parents, one of our greatest wishes for our children is that they become successful adults. Most of us have very high hopes for our children, believing wholeheartedly in their exceptionality and ability to do and become anything their precocious little minds can fathom. Perhaps your child is the next J.K. Rowling, LeBron James, Steve […]

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Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teenage Problem

Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teenage Problem

Research is revealing that more and more women are falling prey to eating disorders later in life. These may be relapses of eating disorders from years gone by, or they may be unique to midlife issues. Nevertheless, this ‘significant minority’ is growing, and the problem needs attention. An online survey as part of the Gender […]

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What Happens When a Mom Calls Herself Fat

What Happens When a Mom Calls Herself Fat

Before you do anything else, take a minute and read this letter from a daughter to her mom about what happens to a girl when Mom calls herself fat and ugly. Heartbreaking, right? Perhaps you can relate. It’s not unusual for a little girl to think her mom is the most beautiful woman in the […]

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How Perfect is Your (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) Life?

How Perfect is Your (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Life?

Had you looked at her Instagram account, you would have seen a happy, well-adjusted, thoughtful young woman who lived life to the fullest. Madison Holleran was a 19-year old student-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania and seemed to have it all. Beautiful, talented, athletically gifted, “Ivy League” smart, popular, loving family, tons of friends. Matter […]

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How to Control Your Inner Critic

How to Control Your Inner Critic

You have an inner critic, whether you know it or not. It may be weaving a web of destruction in your life. Here’s how it works – and how you can control it. Ever had any of these thoughts? “You’re stupid.” “You’re fat.” “You’re ugly.” “You’re not good enough.” “No one likes you.” “No one […]

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