Anxiety

When Feeling Preoccupied Could Mean So Much More

Are you constantly preoccupied? Do you ever notice that you’re driving and you miss your exit because you’re thinking about what to do this weekend? Or your partner is telling you about their crappy day, but you don’t hear them because you’re checking out what everyone is up to on Instagram? Or how about playing with your child, but really you’re thinking about the

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4 Graceful Moves To Stop Beating Yourself Up

It’s time to stop beating ourselves up. If this worked, wouldn’t we be perfect by now? Mauricio P. Yabar, LCSW, M.Ed. of Narrative Counseling of Denver, can help you get past those unhelpful stories and judgments you may have about yourself and your life and get you back to doing the things you love. In his work with clients, he helps them “rewrite their story” – moving from limiting descriptions of who you are, to a richer, thicker, more enriching

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The Ultimate Parenting Debate: Settled

A few weekends ago I went away with some friends to the mountains. One evening we got to talking about childhood memories – the good and the bad, our very first ones and some of our scarring ones from junior high (eek!). It became glaringly apparent that our parents were certainly NOT helicopter parents. So many of the stories shared were the exact opposite

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Will You Take the 10-Second Reset Challenge?

Imagine each day you’re climbing a set of stairs. With each new e-mail, deadline, phone call, relationship issue, toddler temper tantrum, and irritating political thing you read on Facebook, you climb up one step. By the end of the day, you’re 20 or 30 or 1,000 steps from where you started! What does the end of your day feel like to you? If my

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The Bunny Is Going To Be Okay: Learning To Calm Your Anxiety

The Bunny Is Going To Be Okay: Learning To Calm Your Anxiety If you or someone you know has experienced something threatening or frightening, you might notice that you have started to feel jumpy, or frightened more often, have problems sleeping, or feel watchful. In short, you might be experiencing anxiety. Read the story below, which can help you understand why your body is

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