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Shapeshifting Grief

What comes to mind when you think of the word grief? Most would say death or loss, which is an ...
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Fact Check Your Feelings

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I think most would say super strength or flying, maybe ...
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Work-Related Depression

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, which roughly equates to one-third of your life. ...
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Spring Cleaning

Hello Spring! We are now past the cold and gloomy winter months (along with being very fun from the holidays), ...
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Talking About Mental Health

Mental health in America is a growing crisis. If you or someone you know struggles with problems associated with mental ...
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When the Panic Attacks

Racing thoughts, pounding heartbeat, sweating, chills, trembling through your limbs, feeling weakness or dizziness, numb all symptoms caused by the ...
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Blocks to Communication – Part II

In last week's blog, we discussed five ways you could be blocking healthy communication in your relationships. The ability to ...
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Blocks to Healthy Communication

The ability to communicate in a healthy way can make a difference in how productive your conversations are. Whether you ...
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Calming the Storm

Have you ever watched a storm chaser show on tv? A storm such as a tornado has something called an ...
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Are you really ‘fine’?

Picture This You snoozed your alarm and now you are 30 minutes late for work. You’re rushing around, trying to ...
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Conquering Your Inner Critic

With the fast pace of life and distractions all around, it’s easy to spend our days on autopilot. But when ...
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Meeting Your Needs

Imagine you are getting set up to participate in a meditative activity like yoga. The lighting is low, essential oils ...
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Making Goals

It’s still early in the year. Have you stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? If your answer is “no,” that’s ...
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Radical Acceptance

Radical is not just a cringy 80’s slang term, but also a term used in therapy created for even the ...
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Your Relationship with Alcohol

Now that it’s February, there are many out there who are just coming off the challenge that is 'sober January.' ...
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Make your resolution fun!

“What’s your new year's resolution?” is probably one of the most asked questions during this time of the year. For ...
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Tigritude

“A tiger does not proclaim its tigritude, it pounces.” ~Wole Soyinka 2022 is the Year of the Tiger in the ...
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Holiday Expectations

Holidays can be such a joyous time of year! As the season approaches, our minds may be preoccupied with exciting ...
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Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season is fully upon us! Decorations are out, and gatherings with friends, co-workers, family, and loved ones are ...
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Start Using Your Dimmer Switch

Do you find yourself using words such as “the best,” “the worst,” “love,” “hate,” “always,” or “never?” Do you say ...
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Holidays and Boundaries

While the most wonderful time of the year is fastly approaching, the holiday season can also bring on a unique ...
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A Mental Spotter

Life is full of heavy responsibilities. You have to worry about your family, career, finances, relationships, all while dealing with ...
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Boundaries are Self-Care

In recent years, self-care has had a rise in popularity, and in fact, is recommended by almost all professionals in ...
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Change is Inevitable

“Change is the only constant in life.”- Heraclitus Change is neither inherently good nor bad, all we know is that ...
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Positive Personal Habits

The habits you incorporate into your daily routine can have a positive or negative impact on your mental health. If ...
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Managing Your Time

As we grow older, we take on more responsibility. You move out and go to college. No one is there ...
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Seasonal Depression

As the days become shorter, and the nights become longer, autumn is quickly approaching. For some, this is a well-loved ...
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Career Counseling is Mental Health Counseling

COVID 19 had a great impact on the workforce, from unemployment to working from home, the stressors that the pandemic ...
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COVID-19 and Mental health

We all know that COVID 19 had a tremendous effect on the health of many around the world, but what ...
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Suicide Awareness: Know the Signs

Suicide is a national epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 47,500 Americans die ...
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Leaves on a Stream

Often, especially for those of us suffering from depression, anxiety, or OCD, a thought can get stuck on a loop ...
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Your Kids and Stress

Your child experiences stress, just like you do. They have homework, friends, social scenarios, academic expectations, all on top of ...
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Anorexia and Bulimia

Out of the various eating disorders in existence, Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are more easily recognized, just by name ...
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Social Media and Mental Health

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing that you do? For most of us, the answer ...
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Is Counseling Right for You?

In the past, counseling has been incorrectly stigmatized as something only for people with serious mental health issues. But, haven’t ...
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Changing Your Body Image

Are you happy with the way that you feel about your appearance? I don’t mean are you happy with the ...
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Do You Have a Healthy Body Image?

How do you feel in your own skin? When you see yourself in the mirror, do you hyperfocus on your ...
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Addressing Eating Disorders

In the age of social media, diet culture, filters and photoshop, there are so many unrealistic expectations for the way ...
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Self-Care in the Morning

Mornings are often regarded as the worst time of the day. You have to get out of bed (yuck), prepare ...
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Dealing with Social Anxiety

After spending the past year in self-isolation, many people are discovering that the prospect of social situations is causing a ...
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Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an important part of a healthy mindset. However, it is often easy to deplete but difficult to build ...
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Isolation & Mental Health

Given the hectic and busy world that we live in, time by yourself is necessary. It is important to take ...
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Managing Your Anger

Everyone gets angry at one point or another. Whether it's because a car on the freeway cut you off or ...
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Supporting A Loved One

We’re living in a time, in which mental health struggles are at an all-time high. Mental health disorders and experiences ...
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Sleep & Mental Health

Sleep is essential for optimal functioning of the body and mind, and yet it is a highly disregarded necessity. Healthy ...
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Healing and Nature

Humans have a special relationship with nature. Do you ever struggle to remember what it was like to go on ...
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Stop Anxiety Before it Happens

Do you have anxiety? Have you ever had a panic attack before? If so, you know exactly what I mean ...
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Parenting and Unconditional Love

Parenting can be difficult! As we face daily stressors, it can be easy to unknowingly form bad habits that may ...
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Anxiety in Quarantine

This past year has been a new challenge for a majority of the population. We have taken on the challenge ...
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Empowerment During Hard Times

When we reach a point in life unlike what we might have imagined, we can be left feeling vulnerable and ...
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Dealing with Holiday Stressors

Like the rest of 2020, this holiday season is probably going to look different from previous years. On top of ...
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Deepening Your Relationship – Part 2

It is surprising how a couple can go from a loving, respectful, deep connection with their partner to living like ...
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Deepening Your Relationship – Part 1

If you stop for a moment and take a good look at the relationship you have with your partner, are ...
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Parenting and the Pandemic

Attention all parents!  Feeling stressed during this difficult time?  Parenting is hard enough, without a pandemic. The struggle is real! ...
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Why Journaling is Useful

The concept of journaling is not only for teenagers with their sparkly spirals and colorful pens. The benefits are applicable ...
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Social Support

How Important is it to Your Overall Health and Wellbeing? Social support can be described as the physical and emotional ...
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Mindfulness and Kids

In simple terms, mindfulness is being focused on the present moment and yes, kids can learn how to implement mindfulness ...
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6 Ways to Build Resiliency

Have you ever noticed that two people can go through situations that are very similar and their responses and ability ...
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Weaken Your Inner Critic

“You’re weak… you just made another stupid mistake… you’ll never be good at this… you’re ugly… there’s something wrong with ...
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Assessing Your Self-Care

When we think of self-care, the most obvious thing to consider is if you are eating right, exercising, and getting ...
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Coping Strategies

Life is tricky and, at times, can get very overwhelming.  During bouts of anxiety and stress, you are going to ...
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How Internal Dialogue Influences Your Daily Life

Studies show that we have an average of around 50,000 thoughts per day.  Wow, we really are in constant dialogue ...
An Empty Nest

How to Survive Becoming an Empty Nester Part 2

Part 2: Thriving vs Surviving the Empty Nest The tough part is over!  You have already taken a ride on ...
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How to Survive Becoming an Empty Nester Part 1

Part 1: The Departure and Remaining Connected You’ve distracted yourself with planning the high school graduation celebration, followed by shopping ...
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3 Tips on How to Use a Mantra to Shift Your Thinking

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!” If you are an SNL fan, you will recognize ...

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