In 2013, Shonda Rimes, creator of series such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, realized that she was always saying no. A working mother and a highly creative professional, she told herself she was happy…ish. She then decided that she would spend an entire year saying yes, especially to the things that scared her. In her words, she was “going to say yes to anything … Read More Book Review: Year of Yes
At the beginning of the New Year, I was hearing a lot about The Happiness Project. I went to New York and people were buzzing about it. I saw it in bookstore windows, heard about it on the news and TV talk shows. But what was it? I decided to find out. A happiness project is “an approach to changing your life… by identifying … Read More Book Review: The Happiness Project
Earlier this week, I blogged about recognizing stress. As mentioned, recognizing when we’re stressed is the first step in stress management, but what comes next? The answer I give my clients is self-care. Self-care is deliberately taking action to care for your physical and mental health. Whatever you call it – “me time”, “taking a step back” or “taking a time-out”, it’s all self-care … Read More The Importance of Self Care
What do you think of when I say stress? Stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes life pressures get so overwhelming that we can no longer cope effectively. If you’re often saying “I’m so stressed” or “I don’t know how to manage my stress anymore”, read on. I often work with stressed clients. Whether they aren’t recognizing their sources of stress or … Read More Recognizing Stress
A few weeks ago I, along with Psychologist Maria Papachristoforou, held a workshop aimed at women wanting to find more balance in life. We focused on well-being as it related to our emotional, physical, and spiritual lives, as well as touched on how to balance work and social life within a mindful framework. We held discussions on the difficulties we can face while trying … Read More Success of Eat, Play, Love Workshop
Do you like to read? I often recommend books to my clients. Here is a list of my top 5 recommended books: For everyone: Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise For those struggling with anxiety and persistent stress: Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think For women and men struggling with their intimate relationships: The Dance of Anger: … Read More Top 5 Recommended Books for Clients
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be starting the first in a series of wellness workshops for women. Eat Play Love is designed to help women find balance in everyday life. If you’d like to find more pleasure in life, learn how to manage stress, or refresh your mental energies – this workshop is for you. Eat : Nourish yourself by getting in … Read More Workshop Series for Women Starting In April
Eating disorders are complex disorders which often affect physical and mental health, work, and relationships. They involve serious disturbances in eating behavior including extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating and extreme concern about body shape or weight. The three most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. With anorexia having the highest mortality rate among … Read More Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Are You Affected?
For Valentine’s Day, why don’t you give a gift to yourself and your partner? Discover you and your partner’s love language today – take the assessment. Dr. Gary Chapman has developed a theory with the premise that each of us has our own way of giving and receiving love. These include Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. … Read More What’s Your Love Language?
The Lift Conference in Geneva focuses on innovation and digital technologies, while featuring talks, interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes. This year, I was able to be a part of it! As part of the Storytelling Science VR Hackathon sponsored by CERN and the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, my team and I developed a virtual reality, 3D film which … Read More Presentation at Lift Conference
As part of the new and improved wellnessgeneva.com, I will be starting a new blog which will focus on various wellness topics including work-life balance, achieving better sleep, wellness assessments, book reviews and more! If you’d like a topic of your choice to be featured on the Wellness Counseling Geneva blog, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.