Katie Lyons, LCSW - Mindfulness Training, Performance Enhancement and Psychotherapy
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BEHIND THE JERSEY: UNCOVERING MENTAL HEALTH AND SPORTS
Expanding My Private Practice
Meet "Callie"
MINDFUL WEEKEND AT THE HEARTLAND SPA
Grief, Support, Journaling/Blogging Social Media and Recovery

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BEHIND THE JERSEY: UNCOVERING MENTAL HEALTH AND SPORTS

I am very excited to be part of a Panel Discussion on Mental Health in Sports, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2-5pm at DePaul University at 1 E. Jackson.  This event will be moderated by Jon Kelley from Good Day Chicago and former Chicago Sportscaster.  For more information, check out the website
 

Expanding My Private Practice


I am thrilled to announce this summer I will be cutting back my hours at Northwestern Medicine to expand my private practice.  I am currently accepting referrals for new psychotherapy clients and am planning to do  more Mindfulness Training, and other work I love.  If you know anyone seeking growth and change in a supportive, warm therapeutic setting, please feel free to give them my number: 312-972-6711 or direct them to my website. 


Thank you for taking the time to read this and make it a great day!!!

Meet "Callie"

On August 11, I brought Callie, a 18 month old Lab Mix home.  I haven't posted before now because she has been keeping me very busy. 
Wright-Way Rescue found Callie (they named her) at Animal Control in Murphysboro, IL in June and she was pregnant.  One of their volunteers fostered her, where she gave birth to nine pups and nursed them for six weeks .  All her pups were adopted in Murphysboro and Callie was transferred to Wright-Way's location in Niles, IL on Aug 9.

MINDFUL WEEKEND AT THE HEARTLAND SPA

So grateful to be headed to The Heartland Spa for the weekend and to be speaking on "Mindfulness" Saturday night.  Looking forward to rejuvenation, visiting with new and old friends, sunrise walks, water aerobics, yoga, healthy meals, inspirational talks and more:))

Grief, Support, Journaling/Blogging Social Media and Recovery

I said good-bye to Keno last Friday, April 5, 2013 in the presence of our favorite vet, Jim Dickes at Uptown Animal Hospital (shout out to Jim).  As those of you who have read my postings/blog now, he was almost 16 years old and had an amazing life, thanks to yours truly.  In return, he gave me unconditional love, daily companionship, fun, brief moments of frustration (he was a rescue), tremendous joy and in the end sadness. He was the first pet I have had the priviledge to care for until the very end.

CLARITY AND KENO

It is with a heavy heart I share my thoughts and feelings. 
I have had a cold for the past week and as a result have been spending more time at home, resting and trying to get rid of this bug.  I thought I was over it and yesterday I woke up with an excruciating headache, was sick to my stomach, and needed to take another day off work.  It was during this time, I  noticed Keno's difficulty getting up on his own many times throughout the day.  I found myself helping him stand repeatedly  and then he seemed fine.

"You Will Know When it is Time"

I first met Keno Memorial Day weekend 2001, he was four years old,  A good samaritan had boarded him for months prior to our meeting (to save him from being euthanized) and the first words out of my mouth, as he greeted me with his ferocious bark were, "I can't take this dog.  He is mean."  Within minutes he became my protector and I naively decided to take him for the weekend to give him a much needed break from the cage and expose him to the dog beach, park, etc.

The Heartland Spa

Reflections at The Heartland
Just returned from The Heatland Spa in Gilman, ILwhere I spoke on "Mindfulness" ...one of my favorite topics.  I am grateful to have been part of The Heartland's Speaker Program for several years now.  Each time I speak, I spend the weekend and am blessed to bring a guest  in exchange for my talk.  This weekend I brought my niece, Katie. We arrived there  Friday afternoon, had an excellent healthy dinner, followed by a Qi Gong class. 
 
 
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