Movie night with friends who feel like family, s’mores and Rudolph projected onto the garage door; can’t think of a better way to spend the evening! Thanks for hosting @hayley_trickey #thehostesswiththemostest
Much attention has been given towards the importance of mindfulness in both media and in research as of late. One specific intervention worth mentioning, as it is discussed frequently in the literature, is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Many are skeptical about how incorporating mindfulness into standard treatment plans can positively impact those with deeply rooted conditions. Effect size estimates from a number of randomized, controlled trials suggest that mindfulness-based therapy is promising for improvement with anxiety and mood problems and can further impact other domains to include depression relapse and addiction. If you’re interested in further information feel free to check out the link to the blog.
Having a child with autism can be challenging; especially on days that are supposed to be joyous like a 5th birthday party. But the world from an autistic child’s perspective can sometimes be too painfully loud and bright. Our saving grace has been some wonderful little friends who have the ability to bring my little one out of his shell in a way that no therapist ever has. People think that an autistic person can’t form bonds but in fact the very opposite is the truth. They may not form many bonds but when they do it is deep, true and unwavering. It is completely pure in its devotion and honesty. It is something that has given my son the strength to pass through fear and terror and have a chance to experience the childish joys in life that would otherwise be unattainable. Thanks friends @hayley_trickey @thereddylife @realiam_ari
Falling asleep on your feet? It’s one of those mornings for me when that might be a nice talent to have! I’m just glad that I have a great job I look forward to everyday to wake me up and get me motivated!
It’s a beautiful day in Tucson for a quick hike before heading back home to Phoenix. Living in the desert has its perks this time of the year. #fingerrocktrail
This weekend has been a blast from the past! We’re back in the town where we did our residency for a conference and have had so much fun seeing places we used to work, where we met and other friends we’ve randomly ran across while enjoying the town. #uofa#tucson
Sometimes trying something outside of your comfort zone can open your world up to the best things in your life. Joining a Taiko group was that for me! This was my first performance to what I hope will be many more! #taiko#ilovetaiko @kenkoshio @shokolatte.w
While making a to-do list is a great way to stay organized and on top of things, sometimes that list of things we'll do "when we're ready" can hold us back from completing major life goals and dreams. Anyway if we’re honest about it, none of us are ever completely ready to do those scary things that put us out of our comfort zone. So rather than waiting for a perfect time that will possibly never come around, go for it now!
Happy that the weekend is here and that we get to spend it together! Even though we work together at our practice we have enough separate interests and activities that when we have free time to be together we get pretty excited. Happy weekend everyone!
It can be so deflating to struggle with an injury but it’s far worse in the long run to ignore it without doing something about it. It’s much harder when the injury is emotional and at its worst it can feel like there is nothing in the world that can splint a soul struggling with severe mental health problems. People around you have no idea what you are suffering through and don’t have physical cues like a wrist splint to remind them to check in and see how you’re doing. Fortunately there are evidence based treatments out there that are very effective methods for gaining relief. Waiting to get treatment makes any injury worse and mental health injuries are no exception.