The Gift A Pandemic Has Revealed

10 minute read. By: Jessie Douglass-Smith McGraw In a time when everything feels uncertain, I’d like to point you to something beautiful. Not because I know you need some lighthearted content (that’s just the bonus), but because it’s a truth of who we all are, and this global pandemic we’re experiencing has made it very visible to those of you who have never seen it … Continue reading The Gift A Pandemic Has Revealed

My No Longer Invisible Illnesses

From the moment I was born until the end of high school, I did not fully understand mental illness and I honestly did not think anyone I knew personally struggled with one. Mental health was not a topic talked about in my family because no one seemed to be affected by it. It was also not a topic talked about in my schools: elementary, middle, … Continue reading My No Longer Invisible Illnesses

The Tapping Solution – A Healing Modality

Perhaps you’ve heard of the scientifically proven technique called EFT Tapping – a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. It’s been featured on popular television programs like The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, and just recently on Jane the Virgin. And the reason it’s getting SO much positive exposure is because it works like magic to reduce stress, anxiety, and the whole spectrum of … Continue reading The Tapping Solution – A Healing Modality

How to Manage Your Mental Health at Work or School

It’s not uncommon for people to put more emphasis on physical health, but it’s time to recognize mental health as essential. Mental Health is Important. We are living in a world where there is a lot of outside pressure and noise all of which can cause additional stress and interrupt one’s mental health. It’s crucial to take care of yourself to promote your mental health … Continue reading How to Manage Your Mental Health at Work or School

When the Panic Sets In – What Helps Me

Having a panic attack? Some people report that it feels as though they’re having a heart attack or even dying. Dizziness, chest pain, sweating, shaking, nausea, and hyperventilating are just some of the typical symptoms along with losing control or your sense of reality. Here are some tips that have helped me in the past when I feel the panic start to set in. 1. … Continue reading When the Panic Sets In – What Helps Me

When I Woke Up to Where My Anxiety Was Actually Coming From

Up until my early 30’s, I spent most of my life living with varying degrees of anxiety. I vacillated from extreme anxiety when I was little because I was always worried my parents were going to divorce, to a low hum of anxiety that was my constant, back to extreme anxiety as a professional dancer in my twenties that got so bad that I would … Continue reading When I Woke Up to Where My Anxiety Was Actually Coming From

5 Ways to be Healthy, Fit, and Happy!

Let’s face it, we all know that we could improve our weekly routines to stay healthier, be more fit and feel less stressed. Unfortunately, often our busy schedules, overbooked calendars, and multiple commitments get in the way of being the best version of ourselves. Here are 5 easy ways for you to get healthier, fitter and happier. And they don’t take an entire lifestyle shift … Continue reading 5 Ways to be Healthy, Fit, and Happy!

The Four Levels of Change

People are unique and strangely similar all at the same time. By this, I mean that although no two people are identical, the way that individuals handle certain aspects of life are very similar to other people. There seem to be patterns and clusters of ways people res- pond to life. I especially see this with personal growth. Having been working with individuals and families … Continue reading The Four Levels of Change