Tag Archives: Anxiety

5 Ways to Guide Teens through Risk Taking

Teenagers fall in love, and they make love. They smoke pot and cigarettes. They drink alcohol. And most of this is behind their parents backs because they’ve been warned, “You better never…” When parents communicate with threats, the message translates to, “You better never get caught…” Let’s… continue reading 5 Ways to Guide Teens through Risk Taking

Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Feelings are energy. When you are angry, you have negative energy. Happiness is positive energy. People are the containers for their feelings, like a pressure cooker contains steam. When we experiences events in our lives that create intense emotions, we often becomes overwhelmed with energy.… continue reading Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

We all wish our winter holidays to be a time for celebrating, happiness, thankfulness, and togetherness. By October, we’ve started to form expectations – fantasies about gifts, family, and friends. But often those aren’t met. We’ll feel resentful, hurt, and disappointed. Here are a few… continue reading Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

The 4 Types of Drinkers

September is National Recovery Month. My work with male clients who have substance problems has taught me that there are basically 4 Relationships to Alcohol. For the sake of discussion keep in mind that one drink is considered a 12 oz beer, 5 oz glass… continue reading The 4 Types of Drinkers

Squirrel… Shiny… ADD?

Did you ever wonder whether you might have ADD? Have people joked that you had an attention problem? Every year we discover people who have been trying so hard just to keep their heads above water asking themselves: “I should be able to do this — why… continue reading Squirrel… Shiny… ADD?

9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

Our summers are not always filled with the sun-kissed tans after days on the beach or carefree conversations over a crackling fire. Our hopes of vacations and free-time are often shattered by busy sports schedules and overwhelming appointments. But the truth is that our bodies… continue reading 9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

Mid-Life Crisis in Men: an Opportunity for Change

As men, we are taught to possess life, not live it. The “American Dream” is really the Patriarchal Man Dream: Get the girl, get the job, get the house, get the money, get retired, and start playing. There is very little said about cultivating love,… continue reading Mid-Life Crisis in Men: an Opportunity for Change

Anxiety – Many Forms, Many Skills

It’s the physical symptoms that overwhelm us… Adrenaline pumping Fast breathing Heart racing Stomach churning Vision narrowing Muscles tightening Palms sweating Dizziness Surviving this body onslaught seems impossible to halt. But you can handle it, and not just with the proper medications, though they may… continue reading Anxiety – Many Forms, Many Skills