“Good things come to those who wait.” “Nothing good comes easy.” “Be patient – it’ll be worth the wait.” These words of wisdom have guided us for years. We grow up hearing phrases such as these that remind us to be patient and not to “rush the process,” but in today’s fast-paced digital world, it […]


March 16, 2017

2 Important Life Lessons From The Chinese Bamboo

Grocery aisles are adorned with chocolates, sweetheart candies, and countless other goodies. Radio stations, billboards, magazines, and television are flooded with advertisements for Valentine’s Day specials. Everywhere you look (and listen), you are reminded that Valentine’s Day is only a few days away.  What Do You Think Of Valentine’s Day? If you’re like most people, […]

Mindset, Self Esteem

February 10, 2017

5 Ways To Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

In order to give yourself the best shot at happiness and success in the coming year, it’s important to stay level and grounded. As your online mental health counselor, I’m here to help you. In honor of the New Year, I’ve put together a few simple tips and suggestions to help you stay grounded. What […]

Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mindset

December 23, 2016

7 Ways To Ground Yourself

Being grateful is one of the best ways to improve your mental health. According to an article in Forbes Magazine, gratitude has been scientifically proven to offer seven distinct benefits: Opening the door to more relationships Improving physical health Improving psychological health Enhancing empathy and reducing aggression Improving quality of sleep Improving self-esteem Increasing mental […]


November 23, 2016

17 Things To Be Thankful For

We live in a world with literally billions of people – people of countless different cultures, religions, beliefs, values, and experiences. In my opinion, this diversity is something to celebrate. Every time we interact with someone from a different background, we have the opportunity to stretch, grow, and expand our own personal experiences. Unfortunately, not […]

Emotional Health, Mindset

November 11, 2016

November 16th: International Day of Tolerance

Even though we can’t always see it, mental illness is all around us. The father of three amazing, successful adult kids may contemplate taking his life, for example, and the woman you work with who just got a promotion may compulsively make herself vomit after every meal. It’s not always obvious, but it is often […]

Mental Health, Mindset

October 27, 2016

The Scary Truth About Mental Health

Anyone can struggle with mental health, but some people are more likely to develop disorders as a result of their careers. Certain high-stress positions (such as firefighters, police, and other emergency services) are more likely to cause suicidal tendencies, as well as various mental health disorders like PTSD or depression. Since these issues are becoming […]

Mental Health, Mindset, PTSD

October 11, 2016

Saving Those Who Save Others

Varying emotions and violent mood swings are a natural symptom of many psychological challenges. You may feel happy and calm one minute, only to be swept up in an overwhelming wave of anxiety or depression the next. Navigating these vastly different emotions can be challenging on a personal level, but it can also seriously impact […]

Emotional Health, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindset

August 1, 2016

5 Secrets For Balancing Your Emotions

When it comes to taking control of your life, there’s no time like the present. However, March 30th is a day specifically set aside for regaining control of your life and getting rid of the things that create stress. No matter where you are at in life or what struggles you may be facing, it […]

Mental Health, Mindset

March 30, 2016

5 Tips For Gaining Better Control Of Your Life

Many of us feel somewhat out of control in today’s busy, fast-paced, hectic world. We constantly rush from one obligatory activity to the next, all the while wondering how in the world we are supposed to get everything done on time. In fact, stress is the most common chronic condition Americans face (and it’s easy […]

Mindset, Moods

March 2, 2016

Importance Of Daily Rituals

Christmas is the top-grossing commercial holiday in the U.S. According to ABC News, Americans as a whole spend over $465 billion on Christmas gifts for their friends and family, and that number rises every year. The problem is that this rising number encourages an increasingly materialistic view of the holidays, which can contribute to depression, […]


December 22, 2015

Material Gifts Are Not What’s Important

It’s not a secret that maintaining a positive attitude is crucial to our overall emotional wellness, but unfortunately, many of us find that this often easier said than done. It can be hard to stay happy and positive in the face of bullying, domestic abuse, depression, eating disorders, or any number of the other challenging situations […]


November 6, 2015

1 Simple (But INCREDIBLY Effective) Tool To Maintain A Positive Outlook