Episode 36: “Don’t Play Yourself”: Navigating Expectations (Season 2 Premier)

We are kicking off #Season2 of #TheEmeraldCouch with a discussion about #expectations and the usefulness of understanding our role in encouraging #improvement in others while maintaining #contentment in our own lives. What's the #balance that we all need to find for the #newyear?

Tune in now as #DrLP tackles this critical #mentalhealth topic!

Episode 34: “Merry & Bright": Coping with Holiday Stress

This time of year brings a lot of #cheer to many people. There’s so much to do and so many things to be excited about, but for some people this time of year can also be very #lonely and even #sad.
For any of us who have lost someone, we know that this time of year also brings about feelings of #grief and #loss, reflections of missed #opportunities, and even a loss of #time as think of formerly fond #memories. That particular #holiday experience isn’t always as easy to get through and people often drag their way through it in #isolation.

So this week we're discussing #coping with holiday #stress and the toll it can take on our #mentalhealth.

Episode 32: Gratitude & Mental Health

As we approach the #holidayseason, the hustle and bustle of this time of year often brings about #worry and sometimes even a sense of #grief and #sadness as people think about the things and people they have lost over the course of the year. So what better time than Thanksgiving week to talk about #gratitude?

Tune in as we discuss ways to move away from viewing gratitude as as merely a #feeling, but instead as a #choice, a #practice, and an #attitude.