Boredom often reflects some kind of disconnect from one’s life force. When one’s needs are not met, one may come to expect disappointment and eventually give up and stop reaching out for what one really wants. And if we go so far as to disconnect from desire, we stop seeking in the world and experience loses its passion.
We often get this million-dollar question: How can I relieve stress? Especially after a long workweek, it can be difficult to unwind. Here are two proven effective methods for destressing without needing to go out or spend money. Mindfulness One of the most researched topics in the field of psychology in the past ten years has been […]
Change clearly happens from the inside out. We are often like Sisyphus, whose fate was to push the rock up the hill every day and it would roll back down at the end and he would start over for eternity. We want something, so we push the rock harder… but we eventually get tired. Our […]
This week (April 2-8) is National Public Health Week! We wanted to share some information to raise awareness around the importance of mental health in addition to physical health! Here are 5 great reasons to be proactive about taking care of your mental health: 1. Being aware of our mental health helps us “check in” with ourselves We […]
I just happened upon this article my sister (Charlotte Howard) wrote a few years ago. It has some simple, but powerful, advice on how to build a happy life so I thought I would share! Three Keys to a Joyful Life A friend asked me, based on my experience as a psychologist watching people develop […]
This video goes more in depth as to how we get wired toward the circle of surviving and how we can move to the circle of thriving!
Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about therapy in the present moment. Exploring the Present Moment with Therapy We are starting with the present. We are watching what they do with themselves and their emotions. What gets shut down? Where does that take them when that does get shut down? Therapy […]
Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about somatic experiencing and how it is used to work with trauma and as a grounding practice to find balance. An Approach to Working with Trauma in Therapy Somatic experiencing was developed by Peter Levine, PhD. It’s an approach to working with trauma […]
Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, sings a song she wrote called “Falling In” Lyrics: I’m still here and I’m still trying To fill my heart to stop the walling in So, I drop my fear and then I’m flying Toward the calling and the crying rim Yeah, I’m […]