The recent tragedy experienced by students, teachers and families in the Parkland area got me thinking about the ways we teach kids to be safe and how these important conversations can escalate their anxiety. Kids and teens need to know that they are safe and protected...

December 21, 2017

Mindfulness has become a very popular word to describe bliss and awareness but many people don’t really know that mindfulness is a skill that is developed over time and that encompasses more than just being calm and connected. Mindfulness is our ability to stay present...

December 21, 2017

The holiday season can be a very challenging time of the year for many individuals who struggle with difficult family dynamics, health issues and stress, but it's particularly challenging for those who tend to struggle around food and feelings, alcohol and substance ab...

December 21, 2017

Here are few ways to help you manage emotional eating this holiday season:

  • Make a list of activities that you enjoy doing such as meeting with friends, walking, reading, journaling, gardening, going to the movies, doing arts and crafts, watching DIY videos, etc. Kee...

November 21, 2017

How often do you find yourself at a party or with a group of friends and the conversation turns to dieting and fat talk? The holidays tend to be that time of the year when people get together to catch up, celebrate and acknowledge their relationship. Of course you want...

November 21, 2017

When we cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes our way, we are more open to what’s good in our lives, our awareness tends to increase and it becomes easier to notice the positive things around us. Gratitude helps to improve our mood and i...

September 12, 2017

I have written blogs on the power of gratitude and shared exercises on how to create a gratitude practice. I honestly believe that the more we count our blessings the more blessings we get. It also increases your sense of well-being and decreases symptoms of depression...

September 8, 2017

Set aside a notebook whose sole purpose is to provide a place to express your thoughts and feelings. Choose to make an entry when you notice a feeling instead of acting it out. Frustration, anger, anxiety, fear, sadness, or grief are emotions that you can journal about...

September 8, 2017

Every day before going to sleep, take moment to connect to your body through your breath. Bring your attention to your breathing and observe five mindful breaths. When you wake up in the morning, take some time to take again 5 mindful breaths by bringing your awareness...

September 8, 2017

When storms approach we often fell anxious and stressed out about what it’s going to happen. The loud thunder, lighting, the strong winds and heavy rains are signs of danger that tend to escalate our anxiety. We prepare by getting enough supplies for a week and protect...

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Carolina Gaviria, LMHC, NCC, CEDS


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