Sometimes easier is not necessarily better

We had a few days with bad storms and I hate storms. It’s not the rain or wind that’s scary, it’s the lightening. Growing up in the Caribbean, I never liked the thunder and lightening and would always cover my head to drown out the sounds. When I moved to the US, I still hadContinue reading “Sometimes easier is not necessarily better”

Take Care of Your Mind and Body

We’re always flooded with information about self-care and ways to practice self-care, and if I’m being honest, all the information can be a bit overwhelming at times. I find it easier and more simple to follow the lead of my body instead of the trends. After all, our bodies tend to give us pretty clearContinue reading “Take Care of Your Mind and Body”

3 Ways to Practice Grounding

Grounding is one of my favorite coping skills and I often recommend it to others. I learned more about this skill a few years ago during a treatment intervention training for persons diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use (Seeking Safety). I started teaching and implementing these skills during individual and group counseling,Continue reading “3 Ways to Practice Grounding”