5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness and Peace of Mind

We all seek happiness.  We all want to feel calm, grounded and avoid being hijacked by our own emotional reactivity.  Thankfully, the recent studies in neuroscience are demonstrating how to do this.  If you find yourself easily stressed, worried and fearful,… Read more »

4 Ways to Build Emotional Resilience

Do you bounce back from challenging experiences?  Or do you get stuck, caught in a whirlwind of difficult emotions, feeling vulnerable, lost or out of control?  Emotional resilience is the ability to handle and adapt well to relationship problems, trauma, health problems,… Read more »

5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Face of Another’s Emotional Reactivity

I had an experience that tested my patience and challenged me to remain calm in the face of aggressive, critical words.  My initial instinct was to fight back, defend and point out the ways in which this person had totally missed… Read more »

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About the Small Stuff

As much as worry, fear and anxiety have a way of making us believe we have been brought to our knees, much of the worry, fear and anxiety we feel is ultimately not really about life changing, catastrophic things –… Read more »

4 “Can’t-Miss” Tools for Improved Resilience and Emotional Health

I attended the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington DC recently and left with some highly useful tools to benefit your emotional health from the workshop, Neuroscience and the Art of Self Care conducted by Linda Graham, MFT.  If you struggle with… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Morality

(Post 9/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Intuition, ”Intuition is a deep and profound knowing often below the level of conscious processing of what makes the most sense.  The pre-frontal cortex integrates that ‘felt’  knowing with conscious… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Intuition

(Post 8/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Insight and Awareness, “To cope with the mysterious and precarious unpredictability of life, we have to be able to expand our perspective from ‘why me?’ to ‘why not me?’” … Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Insight and Awareness

(Post 7/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Response Flexibility, “In order to cope with change, we have to be able to change how we cope.  The more flexible someone can be, not chaotic or floundering but… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Response Flexibility

(Post 6/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Empathy, “neuropsychologists see empathy as the integration of body-based information and emotional signals and cognitive thought and beliefs about another’s experience, making sense, making meaning, creating understanding, and then… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Resilience: Empathy

(Post 5/9 in a series) As we learned in The Neuroscience of Resilience:  Attunement, an important factor of resilience is attunement – which stems from a sound resonance circuit developed via early, secure attachment experiences.  It allows us to have “felt sense”… Read more »