Pathway to Mindfulness – Tips of the Trade

Mindfulness has become a buzz word, but really, what is it all about? In a nutshell, mindfulness is living in the present moment, enjoying and appreciating life, without letting past baggage or future worries intrude. The way to achieve mindfulness in all aspects of your life is to develop a sustainable, 20-minutes-a-day insight meditation practice… Read more »

Spring Renewal

Have you noticed a new “spring” in your step?  Now that the Vernal Equinox is behind us spring has indeed sprung; daffodils are starting to sprout and birds have begun to sing.  In addition to the force of Mother Nature, brain physiology may play a role in our renewed vigor. In the winter our lack… Read more »

WSJ: Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism?

At The Life Solution Center of Darien we’ve proudly been offering this cutting-edge DNA testing for almost 7 years. Patients who’ve been struggling, in some cases for years, to find the right medication at the proper dosage, have found hope and relief from their emotional pain at our Center. This article in the Wall Street Journal… Read more »

Holiday Gratitude Heals

  At holiday time most of us offer thanks to friends and loved ones, letting them know we’re happy that they are in our lives. We do this by way of emails and texts; with holiday cards and gifts; or at celebrations of the season. Many of us express our gratitude by reaching out to… Read more »

Why mindfulness works for teens

Teens are busy. School. Social life. Sports. After-school jobs. Throw in building a well-rounded high-school resume, and you’ve arrived at a perfect recipe for stress. Enter mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about focusing and being present in the moment. And the means to achieve this is with meditation – probably not an easy sell to a… Read more »

No More Lost Kids

No More Lost Kids A family seminar about substance & alcohol abuse in middle & high school students Sunday, October 25 4:30-6:00pm The Congregational Church Parlor Discussing warning signs to look for in children, crisis intervention, and treatment with Silver Hill’s Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW Director of Community Relations and Eric D. Collins, MD Physician-in-Chief and Addiction Psychiatrist. Sunday,… Read more »

Want to up your brain power? Try mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness makes us smarter, kinder, better? Really? Absolutely! At a seminar we recently attended, author and neuropsychologist Rich Hanson, Ph.D., said that numerous studies have proven that mindfulness does physically change our brains, which in turn changes our entire lives – from the inside out. And how does this happen? Through mindfulness meditation, in which… Read more »

Multi-Dimensional Solutions to Life’s Problems

In my work as a Psychotherapist, I’m daily reminded that “life happens” to us all. Rather than looking at distress as pathology, however, at The Life Solution Center of Darien, we recognize that it is usually a normal reaction to life’s problems.. It’s what we do about those problems that makes the difference between health… Read more »

Teaching Self-Discipline at the Heart of Good Parenting

  Self-discipline is the “correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement”, says Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In my professional opinion it is one of the greatest gifts we can bestow upon our children. Opportunities to teach our kids self-discipline present themselves early in life, e.g. responding to an infant’s ongoing cry when she is… Read more »

Make Change a Routine

Routine has countless benefits. Developing personal structure and organization is what helps many of us to become contented and successful. Stephen Covey, author of the ground-breaking book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, drives home to individuals and corporations the value of systematizing one’s calendar and one’s life. Establishing routine is valuable in many ways… Read more »