Category Archives: Mind-body-spirit Integration

Rising Strong

By Lisa Anyan Smith, PhD   “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to … Continue reading

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Take Two Laps Around the Block and Call Me in the Morning

  by Lisa Anyan Smith, Ph.D. Years ago, as a budding mental health professional, I took a job at a residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youths.  I lived and worked alongside teens at a rural camp, where we … Continue reading

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Discovering the Sun of Self and Eclipsing Your Inner Critic’s Discomfort

By Metta Sweet Edge, LCSW, MAT Driving home at sunset from the beach this summer, my two-and-a-half year old son pointed West and shouted excitedly “Orange Sun! Orange Sun! Orange Sun!” over and over in delight.  Clearly amazed and thrilled … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful

By: Elizabeth Eiland Figueroa, LMSW  [Title from Susan Albers, Psy.D., author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoring Food with Intention and Joy (2008)] We all eat and drink, at … Continue reading

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Why Neuroscience?

by Molly Keeton Parnell, PhD  A few days ago I had an experience that has become quite familiar to me. I was reading Brene´ Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection” and she made the following statement: “Shame is universal and one … Continue reading

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