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The Quick Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  Aaaaaaaah, Thanksgiving. Why, it’s the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year! Not quite in that space? If obligatory feasting (that requires a whole lotta cookin’!), the onset of a month of hustle and bustle and incessant family in company doesn’t sound absolutely lovely, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick guide [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fear…Fight, Flight or a Challenge?

Halloween is my JAM. I absolutely love it. My family also takes this holiday very seriously. Let’s just say that we have had our plan for costumes in place since July. Maybe it’s because my husband and I met at a Halloween party, but we really see it as quite the event every year. [...]

What I Learned from Living with a Monk on A Mountain

Every year or so I go on a meditation retreat. This year, I chose a silent retreat on top of a mountain in the middle of Nowhere, North Carolina. It was a white knuckle drive all the way up there on a one-way road (!) where you couldn’t slow down too much or you [...]

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now.

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now. 1. Worrying feels bad…It just does.       Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Feeling good is better than feeling bad. Worry will always make you feel bad. In some cases, with trauma or a short in our thinking so to speak, it [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: change, cheri flake, getting things done, procrastination, stress, stress tips, therapist, worry|1 Comment

Don’t Make the New Year’s Resolutionist’s Mistake!

All of my clients are well aware that I do not allow New Year’s Resolutions. Well, at least in the way that we typically go about them…:) Why? Because New Year’s resolutions are usually tailored to largely ignore the way that our brains work. This sets us up for repeated failures and has us feeling [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make it a Stress-Free Holiday Season

If I told you to go out and fill your trunk up with stress, you couldn’t do it. This is because a lot of stress is simply created by our thoughts. This means that we often have way more control than you probably think. So, during holidays especially, make an effort to stop creating stress [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Your Joy Back…

“You Took My Joy, I Want it Back…” -Lucinda Williams   9/11 occurred on a Tuesday. That morning, I was driving to work which at the time was a psychiatrist’s private practice. Tuesdays were when we held “Clozaril Clinics.” Clozaril is a high-maintenance, designer drug to treat people suffering from Schizophrenia. I would see about [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: 9/11, atlanta, Happy, joy, Stress Reduction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Make 2015 Truly Different and Avoid The New Year’s Resolutionist’s Mistake!

All of my clients are well aware that I do not allow New Year's Resolutions. Well, at least in the way that we typically go about them…:) Why? Because New Year's resolutions are usually tailored to largely ignore the way that our brains work. This sets us up for repeated failures and has us feeling [...]

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