Emily Pimpinella, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist



Self-Care Corner

Self-care is a crucial element of mental health and wellbeing. I believe that it is important to do something that you enjoy, no matter how small, every day. I will be posting little ideas of things that you might do for self-care and relaxation, as well as things I find inspiring.

Disclaimer: The ideas on this blog are not meant to be a substitute for therapy. In fact, a crucial part of self-care is getting treatment when you need it. The ideas on this blog are not prescriptive and may not be helpful to everyone. Use your own discretion when trying something new and ask your physician, if in doubt. I often provide links to external websites that I find interesting. I have no control over the content of websites that are not my own and I take no responsibility for their content.

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Book Bliss

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM

I generally don’t advocate retail therapy, but I am willing to bend a little in this instance. A local organization, Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, has been having a Fall Book Sale this month and the proceeds benefit public libraries and organizations invested in literacy. It’s an affordable way to cultivate your own personal library and the books grea...

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Supermoon, Super Experience

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM

On the night of September 27th, there was a Supermoon eclipse (also called a “Super Blood Moon” eclipse). This type of lunar eclipse is rather rare and won’t happen again until 2033 (take a look at NASA’s website for more information).

I was very excited to bear witness to this cosmic event. I parked myself out on my front ...

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Mindfulness via Avocado

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 1:35 PM

The other day, I was cutting an avocado that was exquisitely perfect in ripeness. The peel came right off in one piece with no effort. If you are familiar with the pain of trying to peel an unripe avocado, you may have a sense of how marvelous this was. I was literally dancing in my kitchen, much to the dismay of my cat, who was watching me war...

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Economic Eating

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM

I don’t know about you but, for me, eating well is one of the first things to lapse when I am stressed. I don’t like to spend a lot of time and money on cooking either, and I’ll admit to resorting to frozen pizzas more than I probably should. I found this amazing blog by Beth Moncel that I wanted to share that has made cooking so much easier for me. I became familiar with

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Ink Blot Pond

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Photography has always been an excellent outlet for me. Nature photography is my favorite because I get to be outside immersed in beautiful surroundings which, in of itself, can bring about a sense of peace. I also enjoy the hunt to find something compelling to photograph. I always use the viewfinder on my camera instead of the digital screen because I like the way that the viewfinder narrows my field of vision and focuses me. For those few moments when I am taking a picture, all that’s...

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