Teaching Kids Mindfulness: The Benefits and Easiest Ways to Do It!

“Pay attention!”It’s a phrase that is uttered dozens of times a week (if not more) in households where children between the ages of two and 18 reside. How is it that when they WANT to, oh say when they are playing video games or watching cartoons, kids can have a tremendous attention span. But at any other time, getting them...[ read more ]

Boundary Busting Boot Camp

Thank you for your interest in the Boundary Busting Boot Camp. I have included some details that may assist you in determining if this group is right for you. Individuals enrolled in the RFS Boundaries group will walk away with... Increased Self Confidence Increase Emotional Awareness Increased Assertiveness Healthier Relationship Our methodology of teaching boundaries to individuals includes four pillars...[ read more ]

5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased hand washing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Corona virus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong.With this in mind, here are...[ read more ]

ALL or Nothing Thinking

All or Nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion in which we perceive others and ourselves in an extreme manner. This type of thinking pattern keeps us emotionally stuck because our perception of others and ourselves are either all good or all bad. Individuals struggling with this type of stinking thinking either see themselves as a complete success or a complete failure....[ read more ]


Let’s discuss the tendency to make assumptions about others or events based on little to no evidence. This type of thinking error usually assumes that an event or situation will turn out badly. Tell- Tell signs of the “Fortune Telling” negative thinking trap. You are a star employee and an opportunity for a promotion has just been promoted. You consider...[ read more ]

Stinking Thinking and Negative Thought Traps

Prunella Harris, LCSW- We have been spending a lot of time on increasing our self-awareness of our inner thoughts, in order to increase our emotional intelligence. Today, I want to introduce the concept of “Stinking Thinking”.  “Stinking Thinking” refers to negative thought traps or a negative way of viewing your world which keeps us emotionally stuck.  Stinking Thinking tends to...[ read more ]

Coping with Anxiety

Stress is a normal part of live and in some cases can be very beneficial.  Life is full of everyday stressors; stressors can range from either work, family, finances, or any combination of the three.  Sometimes this stress can cause us to worry.  This worry at times can be just what is needed to kick us into gear.  However, other...[ read more ]

The Anxiety Roller Coaster

Anxiety can be defined as excessive fear or worry. The best way to explain anxiety is to compare it to a roller coaster.  Have you ever been on a roller coaster ride?  Recall the slow and methodical climb to the top.  We call that the “escalation” phase.  During this phase, many internal thoughts will take us to apex.  For example, fear...[ read more ]


This video discusses the topic of self-concept.  A person’s self-concept is the belief that you have about yourself.  Specifically, what you value, who you are as a person and what you stand for.  The reason Self-concept is so important is that if we have a good relationship with ourselves, we can then have a better relationship with others.  It all...[ read more ]

Tips for Choosing the right Mental Health Therapist for you.

Below are some preliminary questions you should ask when speaking with a Mental Health Therapist.     What is your educational background?     Are you licensed in the state where treatment will be provided?     Tell your Therapist a little about the issues causing your emotional and behavioral distress, and ask them if they have experience working with individuals...[ read more ]

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