Boost Your Kindness Quotient with Energy Practices

( by Lori Chortkoff Hops, PhD, DCEP) Most people recognize the value of kindness in their lives, giving and receiving generosity, consideration and friendliness. Research shows that kindness raises endorphins, reducing pain, enhances serotonin production, responsible for relaxation, happiness, and wound healing, and promotes oxytocin production, that reduces blood pressure, enhances heart health, and creates […]

Try This to Recover from Doomscrolling

(by Kirsten Keach, MA, LMFT) When your online world is filled with fear inducing news it can be difficult to turn it off. If you find yourself spending long periods of time reading online content that is sad, depressing, or makes you feel bad inside, you are likely doomscrolling. Doomscrolling is a new term used […]

Using Energy Practices When Life is Like a Marathon

(by Lori Hops, PhD, DCEP) We often face challenges in life that resemble a marathon, but if we treat them like a sprint, we are likely to create more stress than is necessary. The strategy of a long-distance race is different than running a quick sprint. And here is where we have a lot to […]