Mental Health

Imagine you want to get back into running after not doing it for a year. If you expected yourself to be able to traverse the same distances you did previously without stopping, or match your personal best speed, you would likely be disappointed. You will be rusty....

Yes, there are a few progressive changes in how our culture is embracing individuals’ rights to share emotions, feelings, and to express pain. Through social media, television, literature, activism, and the devastation of the pandemic, our public language is slowly beginning to shift. It’s...

Finding our way. What a statement. I write this in context as I stop to pause and think about the state of the world and the state of our hearts. There is always much uncertainty. There is much sadness. As much as we might like to...

This blog post will not be about the presidential election, but it would be silly not to acknowledge it. As I write this, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election just a few hours ago. People, including many who were not excited...

A lot is being asked of us right now. A lot is being asked of healthcare workers who are risking their own health and safety to contribute to the health and safety of patients. A lot is being asked of civil servants who are tasked...

Increase Your Awareness of Joy One of the most unique and special parts of ourselves is what makes us chuckle, cackle, and keel over laughing. As we move through each day, our brain is wired to keep us safe. It works extra hard tuning...

My name is Jonathan Smith, and at the start of 2020 I will be taking over as the owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy. Georgia and I have been working on this transition together since around August of 2019. I have witnessed firsthand her dedication to...