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Category Archives: Women

Three Simple Tips to Easily Combat Your Stress

We live in a world of high stress. High demands. Crisis. This chronic (ongoing) stress is extremely unhealthy and physically taxing on our bodies, causing problems with sexual desire, reproduction, and other intestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular issues. Learning how to comfort and self-soothe is one of the most beneficial things a person can do, as it helps us relax, rather than stay on […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Why Self Care is the New Black

Living on caffeine, little sleep, and chocolate has been in vogue in the United States. Work work work, and no play. In fact, researchers have found that people work more and relax less in the United States, and take less time off. All this work and little time off for personal time has resulted in more stress, higher rates of burnout, and increased […]

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Radical Acceptance: 5 Ways to Free Yourself from Anxiety

Recently I was stuck on a tarmac in a plane. I remember feeling anxious to get home to my family and frustrated that we were wasting time because the airport didn’t plan their take off schedule effectively. If I really considered where my anxiety was coming from, it was because I was in a situation I didn’t want to be in and I had […]

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Do You Need Better Relationship Boundaries?

Do you struggle to make decisions, find yourself in dramatic or difficult relationships, or fear letting people down? Do you feel responsible for making people in your life happy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be struggling with creating and maintaining boundaries. A huge component of enjoying healthy, successful relationships is our ability to understand and […]

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5 Powerful Results of Expressing Gratitude

My son has been a terrible sleeper. Recently, he didn’t nap all day, and then cried for hours and hours during the night. The next morning at church I saw a woman holding a baby who was fast asleep despite all the lights, lively music and people. Then there was me. Tired, disheveled with unwashed hair, desperately patting, shushing and […]

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Why Retail Therapy Really Is Good For You

Dr. Johnson recently made a guest appearance on the local Channel 4 Morning News show, and spoke about why retail therapy really is good for you. Here are a few notes from that segment for you to enjoy: Why is shopping so enjoyable? Remember that saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?” Turns out there’s some truth […]

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3 Simple Reasons Why Back to School is Good for Mom

I recently asked a friend of mine when her kids started back to school. Her eyes got wide, and she eagerly replied, “Six days from now!” As soon as she said it, there was an expression of guilt that wiped across her face. I could tell…she felt guilty to be excited that her kids were returning back to school and […]

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