Girls In Action

The objective of this course is to empower girls with valuable life skills in order to achieve their full potential. The course is based on the belief that every girl deserves to love herself mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to have opportunities that allow her to make choices that benefit herself, her family, and her community. Research shows that girls who are engaged in positive activities such as school, sports, or prevention/intervention programs are more likely to complete middle and high school, attend college, positively serve their communities, and reach their potential for future success than their peers who…

7-Day Depression Buster Challenge

I have heard from many of my clients that they understand how beneficial exercise can be in order to lift their mood and make them feel better. However, for most of them, when in low energy, depressed, and discouraged state, just the thought of getting out there and working out can be overwhelming.  And this is when self-discipline comes in place.  Pushing yourself and doing things that are uncomfortable at first, takes a lot of discipline and courage.  But the outcome waiting for you on the other side is so worth it. According to a research study by Dr…

Coffee and ADHD

Overtime, many of my clients diagnosed with ADHD have asked me whether it is a good idea to drink coffee. Some of them claimed that coffee and other caffeinated drinks help them calm down, focus, and concentrate. So, before giving any advice, I decided to look at some data and research regarding this issue. And this is what I found. In general, caffeine is one of the most widespread psychotropic substances in the world. Research shows that caffeine exerts multiple effects on the brain  and thereby has been found to modulate aspects of cognition, including attention, in animal models and…

Mindfulness – Thought Defusion

  Making plans for your future and learning from your past mistakes are necessary part of our everyday life. However, the problem  comes when we are too focused on the future, which tends to make us anxious, or overly focused on our past, which can tend to get us discouraged or depressed. The trick to amazing emotional health and happy life is in finding the right balance. Mindfulness helps you see and understand your thoughts and feelings as they really are, rather than giving them too much importance or misunderstanding them completely. The technique of mindfulness is practiced by paying…

Sleep Disturbances in Children with PTSD

If your child has experienced trauma and/or has been diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then you as a parent or a caregiver have most likely dealt with some of their sleep disturbances. Children with a history of trauma may be sleeping too little, or too much, suffer from insomnia, or have nightmares. These sleep issues typically don’t go away on their own, but rather get worse with time, and affect the child’s daily life and functioning across all areas. Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two of the most common symptoms of PTSD. In fact, in his…