mindfulness

If Emotions Aren’t Problems, What Are They?

2019-06-25T15:14:25-04:00

By Hailey Shafir, LPCS, LCAS, CCS-I As a counselor, I often find myself helping clients reframe, or think differently, about their emotions. Many people come to counseling because they are struggling with difficult emotions like sadness, anxiety, or anger and often describe these emotions as “problems” they are hoping to get rid of. The thing [...]

If Emotions Aren’t Problems, What Are They?2019-06-25T15:14:25-04:00

A compassionate reminder this holiday season

2018-05-22T14:50:01-04:00

As we enter the busy and sometimes over-focused Christmas and Hanukkah seasons, we offer these thoughts for consideration. Holidays can be times of joy and togetherness, yet it is so important to remember that not everyone is looking forward to the holidays. Some people are not surrounded by wonderful families. Some people are struggling during [...]

A compassionate reminder this holiday season2018-05-22T14:50:01-04:00

High anxiety gets nudged toward mindfulness

2017-07-12T11:40:40-04:00

My therapist probably (definitely) wouldn’t appreciate me saying this but, I suck at MANY things. From waking up on time to backflips to that stupid statistics class my junior year of college…there is a significantly long list of things I am inherently bad at. Recently, and probably more detrimental than my lack of backflipping skill, [...]

High anxiety gets nudged toward mindfulness2017-07-12T11:40:40-04:00

What is it about certainty?

2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00

In college, one of my favorite songs was the Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine.” The lyrics felt like freedom to me and still do: I’m trying to tell you somethin’ about my life Maybe give me insight between black and white And the best thing you’ve ever done for me Is to help me take [...]

What is it about certainty?2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00

Let Yourself Be Gutted

2017-07-12T12:13:45-04:00

The winter doldrums have set in, and most everyone I talk to is feeling it. Lately, I haven’t been practicing my own mix of mindfulness:  yoga, hikes, dharma talks. It is, of course, exacerbating the winter blues and I have to get back to it. The thing is: We have to practice what we preach [...]

Let Yourself Be Gutted2017-07-12T12:13:45-04:00
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