Tag Archives: mental health

3 Ways to Improve Your Executive Functioning 

by Masa Shah What is Executive Functioning? Executive Functioning refers to our cognitive ability to plan, execute, and complete tasks and projects. In other words, it is our ability to break down tasks and evaluate how we can complete them. Having strong executive functioning skills can make life a lot easier, especially in school and […]

The Psychology of Affirmations

by Dr. Monica Blied What are affirmations?  Affirmations are positive phrases and statements that help to affirm and encourage oneself. You have likely heard or used affirmations in your own life. When you tell yourself “I can do this” before you give a presentation or when you let out a big sigh and gasp “I’m […]

How to Manage Your Thoughts

by Dr. Monica Blied What is Thought Management?  Stress management often starts with our thoughts. Although it can feel like your thoughts are out of your control, you can learn to consciously and mindfully guide them. Thought management is an effective skill that can help you feel more relaxed and in control over your emotions. […]

What is Brainspotting?

Did you know that where you look affects how you feel? Dr. David Grand discovered this phenomenon in 2003 when he developed a new powerful brain-based therapy called “Brainspotting.” Brainspotting is used to identify, process, and releaseemotional and bodily pain that we may not have access to in our conscious minds. It isoften used to […]

Mental Health is Health!

Your mental health and physical health are intrinsically connected. It is called the mind-body health connection! What is the mind-body health connection? Through the mind-body health connection, our thoughts and emotions can play a central role in all aspects of our health. Research shows that by taking care of our psychological well-being we can sometimes […]

10 Reasons You Were Missed: Late Diagnosis of ASD/ADHD

Who would I be today if I had been diagnosed as a young child? How would my life be different?  These are common questions people who have been diagnosed later in life with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and/or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) ask themselves. It is incredibly frustrating to know that you were “missed.” […]

What Self-Care is & What it Ain’t

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in integrative care, or whole-health care. Self-care is a big part of my personal and professional value system. Most people think of self-care as: -Massages and spa trips -Bubble baths -Get your hair, nails, and feet done (i.e., get a mani/pedi) -Relaxing on the beach on faraway island […]