How to Make a Glitter Jar

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How to Make a Glitter Jar Glitter jars can be a great way to destress and increase mindfulness! We recommend shaking your glitter jar and then watching while all the glitter settles, in order to create a feeling of calm within yourself. Supplies: Jar (mason jars are a good option) Glitter glue or glycerin Water Glitter…

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Announcing FREE Monthly Group for Soon-to-be-Moms & New Moms

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Dear friends and colleagues, We know how beautiful, frustrating, exciting and exhausting it can be to begin the parenthood journey. Our compassionate therapists offer unique support and resources to assist women in gently finding their way through the many stages of starting or growing a family. And, starting in 2019, we will be offering a…

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Reflections & Intentions

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and set our goals and intentions for the year ahead. Below is a list of 10 tips that will help you set and stick to your goals in 2019. There’s a sense of freshness and…

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Expert Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress

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Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve often considered the holiday season a great paradox. On the one hand, it is a precious time to connect with loved ones, reflect on whatever gives meaning to our lives, and engage in acts of kindness. On the other hand, it can be enormously stressful with long lists of cool…

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Postpartum Mental Health Resources

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POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES Postpartum Support International (PSI) Hotline in English and Spanish: 800-944-4773 postpartum.net   The National Women’s Health Information Center 800-944-9662 womenshealth.gov/mental-health   Maternal Mental Health Now A Los Angeles-based organization committed to education families and professionals about postpartum mental health maternalmentalhealthnow.org   Postpartum Progress An informational webpage and blog created by a…

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Postpartum Mental Health Myths Vs. Facts

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POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS VERSUS FACTS   Myth: Very few women experience baby blues. Fact: Approximately 70% – 80% of women will experience, at a minimum, the baby blues; about 20% will experience the more severe postpartum depression and its other subtypes.   Myth: Postpartum depression begins directly after birth. Fact: It is believed that…

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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!

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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!   We know how beautiful, frustrating, exciting and exhausting it can be to begin the parenthood journey. Our compassionate therapists offer unique support and resources to assist women in gently finding their way through the many stages of starting or growing a family. Our expanded Perinatal and Postpartum…

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Gratitude Paper Chains

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GRATITUDE PAPER CHAINS Create a Gratitude Chain with your family. Use colored paper and pre-write a gratitude prompt on each link. Then, tape the links together and hang the chain. Each day, remove one link – maybe during a family dinner – and everyone can answer that prompt. Some prompt ideas: Name a food, game, friend, trip,…

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Gratitude Journals

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GRATITUDE JOURNALS Grace M Goodman, Psy.D. Gratitude journals have been shown to increase happiness and decrease stress. To get the most benefit from gratitude journaling, follow these helpful guidelines: Journal once or twice per week. Evidence suggests that this is more beneficial than journaling daily. Pick one or two things that you are grateful for…

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