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Make Jizo Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day. A day for heart-shaped boxes, long-stemmed roses, and cute quips contained within colorful Hallmark cards. Every February 14th, we flock to florists and chocolatiers like ducks to water in order to engage in what has become the almost ritualistic practice of honoring an individual (or individuals) we romantically admire. But what do really [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:16:37+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Education, Holidays, News|0 Comments

Destressing for the Holiday Season, Today

Hi all. As I therapist, I have heard my patients begin to worry about the holidays as early as, well, about the time the lights go up in Bloomingdale’s, which is now in September. Even if you are not a worrier, there is a level of Shoulds, of stress, of pressure that our society places [...]

By | 2013-11-23T16:50:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2013|All, Holidays, Mindfulness, Shopping|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: The Christmas Shoulds

Take a breath.  Another one.  Another one. Take a moment to notice on the calendar what day you are in.  Smile as you exhale and realize:  it’s not Christmas.  It’s not Hanukah.  Not Kwanzaa.  Not New Year’s.  It’s today, some time in autumn, likely, when you are reading this. Now, look at the week of [...]

By | 2012-11-19T07:47:43+00:00 November 19th, 2012|All, Holidays|1 Comment

Catching your breath on Thanksgiving: dealing with stress

If you don’t get wound up for Thanksgiving you won’t have to unwind — much less go on a diet — a few days later.  The day is coming though, and I am hearing the litany of obligations, pressures, worries and stress. Let’s take a moment to breathe. Breathe in and breathe out, noticing the [...]

By | 2012-11-15T08:00:53+00:00 November 15th, 2012|All, Holidays, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How to deal with Holiday Stress: Jizo Therapy

By the time you read this you will likely be more anxious than when I wrote it.  It’s Hallowe’en. You’ve likely been busy with costumes, candy, kids… or thinking you should be.  And that is just the beginning. Less than two months away is Christmas. A few weeks away is Thanksgiving. And, yes, some folks [...]

By | 2012-11-06T10:31:36+00:00 November 6th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments