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My Challenge with Journaling

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC For years I’ve had an on and off again relationship with journaling. I would journal regularly through difficult periods of my life then stop for long periods of time. And all the while I’d encourage my clients to journal, coming clean each time about my tenuous relationship with my own [...]

And I Take A Deep Breath

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC When I catch myself thinking that same thought again… and again. You know, that thought that keeps going around and around in my head, the one that brings me nowhere new. The one that just makes me feel sad, or angry, or defeated. The one that does nothing to open [...]

Lost In the Woods

LOST IN THE WOODS By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC In September I had the opportunity to lead a retreat with the amazing Lighthouse director, Cathy Anesi. Leading a retreat has been a dream of mine for many years, and this first experience did not disappoint! It was a powerful, life-changing experience for all, including the leaders. [...]

I Love It When My Clients Cry

I LOVE IT WHEN MY CLIENTS CRY By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC I do. I love it when my clients cry, which I know sounds bad, but let me explain. Helping people to make changes in their lives is the crux of the work I do. In order to do that we talk—we tell stories, we [...]

Cut Yourself Some Slack

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC In my work with people on making change I hear a lot about guilt—guilt about having good intentions but not following through, guilt about making promises again and again with minimal results. This is what I want to say to any of you feeling guilty about your lack of follow-through. [...]

A Nail Polish Metaphor

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC On Saturday my sister-in-law took my girls and me out for manicures. A lovely treat for all of us. I don’t get manicures often, mostly because they tend to dry out my nails and they split after the polish is long gone. But once or twice a year I sacrifice the [...]

Climbing Out of the Darkness

If asked to associate words or phrases with motherhood, few would use the word darkness to describe the experience but in reality about 1 in 7 women dealing with post partum depression/other perinatal mood disorders. For starters, Post Partum Depression is different than the baby blues which is a normal period of adjustment for up [...]

Vanilla Vinaigrette with Cassia Kream

By Alison Jolicoeur, Certified Health Coach, AADP Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Jason Schultz, maker of Drink More Good, at his new location in Beacon, NY. The store front of Drink More Good reminds me of an herbal apothecary I used to frequent in the East Village many moons ago, lots of jars filled [...]

A Spoonful of Sugar

By Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli Songs that my kids request me to play over and over inevitably wind up stuck in my head despite my best intentions to keep them separate. A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins has become part of this repoirte of songs I’ve collected. I’ve realized after listening to the song for the thousandth [...]