Today

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Each time you find yourself in front of a mirror today, take a moment to witness yourself. As you look deeply into your own eyes, hold all aspects of yourself in loving awareness. Silently repeat these words three times, “I see you, I accept you, I love you,” Carry this practice through your day and witness your heart gently open to yourself and others. … Read More Button

The Top Things To Not Discuss During Your First Date

E-Harmony suggests that the top things you should not discuss on your first date are: Your finances How you feel about your ex Why your last relationship ended How crazy your family is How much you hate your job I’m not sure what this advice is based upon – I doubt there have been any tests for the validity and reliability of this recommendation. I’d love to hear your experiences. My take on this is that many times, some of this information has been shared via text, emails and calls prior to meeting so it doesn’t fill up the face to … Read More Button

More Meals at Home

“If you needed a better reason to start cooking more meals at home, here’s one for you. Michael Pollan explains how cooking more can change your life.”   … Read More Button

Book Review: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love

Reviewed by CAROLINE COMEAUX LEE   Have you ever found yourself calling your partner repeatedly even though they have asked you to stop?  Does your partner sulk, pout and pick a fight whenever you want to meet up with friends for a drink?  Perhaps the fights have escalated and you now are being shoved around. The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love: Break Free of Unhealthy Bonds and Open the Way to True Love by Dr. Monique Belton and Eileen Bailey may help you recognize the unhealthy relationship you are in and show you ways to correct the issues.  Although many books on … Read More Button

Is Therapy a Wise Way to Spend Your Money?

When people have a need for therapy, they often gain so much financial benefit that therapy becomes a wise use of their time and money. Many research studies show that therapy can reduce future medical expenses. Because so many long-term health care expenses are a result of stress or untreated mental health conditions, proper mental health treatment greatly lowers the overall cost of health care. In fact, this “medical cost offset” is so large that when medical costs are measured over a period of three to five years after treatment, psychotherapy lowers overall health care costs so much that it … Read More Button

What is Coaching?

Coaching is the facilitation of growth and change. 1. Coaching helps you to clarify your direction. Direction and vision are better than goals in this case. A coach can help you create a vision/direction statement that describes what you would be like when you have reached your goals. 2. Coaching helps you to strategize your actions which are needed in order to develop your vision into a reality 3. Coaching helps you upgrade your skills 4. Coaching helps you to optimize your environment. Physical People Mental You may optimize the environment by adding or subtracting from it. 5. Coaching helps you to … Read More Button

Today’s Tip: Breathing – A Mental Energizer

If you need a pick-me-up or are feeling a bit anxious, try the following breathing exercise; it can help to bring energy and clarity to your mind. The first time, do it for just 15 seconds, increasing the duration by five seconds every time until you can complete one full minute. Always breathe normally between exercises. Sit upright with your back straight, eyes closed, and shoulders relaxed. Place the tip of your tongue against the bony ridge behind and above your upper teeth. Breathe rapidly through your nose, in and out, with your mouth slightly closed. Keep your inhale and … Read More Button

The Audrey Chapman Show

Dr. Monique Belton will be a guest on WHUR’s The Audrey Chapman Show on Saturday, July 21st. She will be discussing the theme: OBSESSIVE LOVE a topic based upon her  book, THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO OVERCOMING OBSESSIVE LOVE.  The interview will be for one hour (beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET), live, with callers, and will air on H.U.R. Voices/SiriusXM Channel 141. www.hurvoices.com.   Listerners outside the DC metro area can listen live on the web at http://www.whur.com   … Read More Button

Tel-classes and Workshops

Coming soon! Join Dr. Monique Belton in a free introductory tele-class and learn the 12 Dating Traps and how to avoid them. How to Avoid the 12 Dating Traps Want to date Smarter not Harder? Tired of Mini-Marriages that lead nowhere? Sick of relationships with Unsolvable Problems? You will call in to a long distance number and the class will be held on a teleconference line. The only cost to you is your long distance charges. … Read More Button