Taking Responsibility in a Codependent Relationship

You know the worst thing about living alone? When you misplace something, you have no one to blame but yourself. I was looking for my headphones the other day. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a single pair and more frustrated I had no one to blame but me! That got me thinking about…

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The Crucial Role of Self-Care During the Stressful Holiday Season

The holiday season, with its twinkling lights, festive decorations, and joyful gatherings, often paints a picture of warmth and merriment. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly idyllic scene lies a reality that many experience—the stress and chaos that accompany the holidays. Amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping, planning, and socializing, it becomes imperative…

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Approaches to Manage Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety. I bet you can’t go a day without hearing someone talk about it. The National Institute of Health estimates over 30% of all adults will have difficulty managing anxiety at some point in their lives. I also bet you can’t go a day without feeling it at some point. Anxiety is that feeling of…

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Play to Help Improve your Mood

Ever wonder what your therapists do when you’re not around? This day, I caught them playing! And as the head of the practice, I wholeheartedly support that! Why, you ask? Because play is an important part of good mental health!   Benefits of Play on Mental Wellness Burns Off Stress. Dot-com companies have known for…

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Ways to Become More Positive

Took a nice long walk last night and struck up a conversation with a gentleman who was working in his very big, very steep yard. “The weeds have gotten away from me this year,” he said, “What will all this rain we’ve had.” Before I thought about it, I responded, “Yes, the rain’s been bad…

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Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination got you down? Try these simple tips to help get moving: Watch Your Negative Self-Talk Watch out for that critical inner voice. Change your “I should…” statements to “I would like to…” or “I want to…” When we “should” ourselves, we increase negative self-talk and wind up feeling even worse. And when we feel…

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Exercise to Improve your Mental Health

Clients often ask if there are non-medication routes they can take to help with their anxiety, depression, or other related disorders. While sometimes medication is absolutely necessary, we can sometimes make lifestyle changes that will suffice to improve our mental health or at least support and improve our outcome if we need medication, too. I…

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Staying Healthy – Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Have you ever had those nights where you toss and turn, watch the clock, play games on your phone, surf the internet, stalk social media or raid the kitchen because food invites the Sandman? Well there are many reasons why those options will lead to other health concerns. A recent article byWebMD reported that more…

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Self-care: Make Time for Yourself

What exactly is self-care? It is any activity that helps improve our mental, physical, or emotional well-being. Taking care of ourselves is key to our long term growth and health. But often we are so busy, we put our needs for self-care to the side and this is a major cause of burn-out. Are you…

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