Welcome Autumn

Dear Friends, Clients, and Serenity Seekers,

As we start a new season – Welcome Autumn! – new behaviors become possible.

What better time than NOW to begin or deepen the simple practice of meditation?

The benefits of meditation are many.
Even a few minutes a day can help:

  • improve sleep
  • relieve stress
  • lower blood pressure
  • increase compassion
  • shift attitude
  • and more…

Because I love to share information of value, I’m passing along this detailed guide on How to Meditate recently published by the New York Times.  Use it to ...

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Towards Emotional Self-Regulation

Ideally, each of us can regulate our emotions, even under stress.  At times though, any of us can simply “lose it.”  Emotional breakdowns can be as varied as we are.  Some of us yell, some sulk, some drink to excess, some punch walls, some cry.  Terrible as the emotional mayhem may be and much as we may hate ourselves for it, chances are there will be a repeat performance unless we learn to self-regulate.

It may help to know that there ...

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When Words Aren’t Enough: Beyond Talk Therapy

by Laya Seghi, LCSW

Did you ever wonder why people who spent years in traditional therapy often remain as insecure and neurotic as ever?  Woody Allen comes to mind as a prime example.  No matter how much rational understanding there may be about the issues they face, their emotional reactions seem to remain out of their control.

The latest research in brain science helps to explain why that is so. Since the 1990’s, brain imaging technology such as PET scans and fMRI’s ...

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