The Circle of Wellness Newsletter 12/23

The Circle of Wellness with Diana Monthly Reflections There are plenty of reasons why some people might prefer to hibernate from mid-November through the beginning of January, and one of the biggest reasons is loneliness. Feeling lonely or down around this time of year is common and completely normal. If you’ve ever wondered why the […]

The Circle of Wellness Newsletter 9/23

The Circle of Wellness with Diana Monthly Reflections For better or worse, social media posts about mental health, paired with the ease of consulting “Dr. Google”, are influencing many people to self-diagnose. Not a week goes by without a client mentioning that they’ve seen some post or a video about a mental disorder that matches […]

The Circle of Wellness Newsletter 7/23

The Circle of Wellness with Diana Monthly Reflections When we hear of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), we tend to associate it with Winter Depression. SAD is a type of depression that is generally affected by the time of the year, the light and the weather. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and/or early winter […]

The Circle of Wellness Newsletter 5/23

The Circle of Wellness with Diana Monthly Reflections Summer is a great time to engage into many self-care activities. With long daylight periods and sunny weather, there are more opportunities to spice up your daily routines and enjoy what the season has to offer. Use this self-care checklist to get some ideas for taking care […]

The Circle of Wellness Newsletter 2/23

The Circle of Wellness with Diana Monthly Reflections Happy February! Did you know that the word February comes from the Latin “februa” that means to cleanse? The month was named after the Roman festival of Februalia, which was a month of atonement and purification. I found this interesting since in the United States we do […]

Mindful Pause – How to Live with Ambiguity in Life

In our modern times, anxiety, unfortunately, has become the norm. And oftentimes, if you become more relaxed, it may even feel like you are not “on top” of something or have been negligent about certain responsibilities. Despite the perceived normalcy of anxiety, it is not a natural state of being. Anxiety exaggerates the proportions of […]

Getting to Self-Love and Acceptance

Loving and accepting others come naturally, yet giving the same attention to yourself is one of the most struggled with area for most people. We can accept little (or big) flaws in those who we love, then why are we so incredible hard and over-critical of ourselves? The societal norm of being your own worst […]

Ask The Therapist: Lonely in The City

  Q: I feel lonely and isolated despite living in a big city, how can I make new friends?  O., female, 27 year-old. A: Loneliness and social isolation is such a pressing topic, especially in big cities like New York. Despite having to live, work, commute and simply exist next to literally millions of people, many feel […]

Every Blackness Has a Silver Lining

Depression is such a debilitating mental health condition, it can literally penetrate every cell of your being, bring on immobility in both body and spirit, hopelessness and a constant chain of negative thoughts. People who struggle with depression, seem to be struggling with life itself, most of it seems meaningless as they see no way […]

Ask The Therapist: Saying Goodbye

Q: What are the best steps in getting over a relationship? P., male, 45 year-old. A: Getting over a relationship is one of the hardest things many people have to go through. As adults, we usually establish and then break several relationships before we finally find and settle with the “One”. A multitude of factors […]