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Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters

By Martha Livingston, PhD, LPC In the technology-saturated world that we live in, it can be easy to let our minds run a million miles a minute, from thinking about all of the things that need to be done to stressing about things that have happened, and then anxiety...

3 Ways to Maintain your Balance in 2021

3 Ways to Maintain your Balance in 2021

By Nina Padilla Balance is an essential part of life. The act of balance can be a tricky one when it comes to the maintenance of our daily tasks. From the moment we wake up to the moment we close our eyes, we are seemingly inundated with the “to do lists” of the day...

Preparing Your Child (and You) For The “New” New School Year

Preparing Your Child (and You) For The “New” New School Year

Michael is a 10-year-old 4th grader who has had a history of social skill problems. He was constantly anxious around his peers and has always felt that other students were making fun of him. In January of last year, Michael had started therapy with me for his anxiety....

From Social Drinking to Stress Relief

From Social Drinking to Stress Relief

A FIRSTHAND STORY OF MOTHERHOOD, ANXIETY AND ALCOHOL MISUSE During my college days I would study hard throughout the week and look forward to “Thirsty Thursdays” at our local bar. Going out with friends and having some laughs over pints of cheap beer was a reward...

Anxiety: You’re Not Alone

Anxiety: You’re Not Alone

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a word that’s used regularly, but it holds a different meaning for different people. For some, anxiety is the nervousness you experience before meeting new people, public speaking, or during a major life event, etc. For others, it has no...

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Mind

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Mind

There’s no doubt that what you eat is connected to physical health. Food also impacts your mental health. From helping you maintain focus to potentially fighting off dementia, what’s on your plate impacts your brain. “Your brain operates on fuel, even when you’re...

Mental Health – Resources in San Antonio

Mental Health – Resources in San Antonio

Mental illnesses are serious medical issues. The old-age adage that these illnesses can be overcome through “will power” and are related to a person’s “character” or “intelligence” has finally been debunked. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, every...

Mental Illness is Not Contagious

Mental Illness is Not Contagious

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Depression, anxiety disorders,  schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictive behaviors are some of the mental illnesses...

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