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November 3, 2019

Therapy is one way to invest in your well-being.  It allows you to attend to and understand the personal and unique workings of your mind and equips you to prevent and/or minimize the impacts of mental and emotional overwhelm. Therapy can also help you develop healthie...

September 17, 2019

We engage in many automatic behaviors throughout the day.  These are behaviors that do not require much thought and can often be done on “auto-pilot”, such as typing without looking at the keyboard, responding when someone calls our name, or being quick to anger. 

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July 8, 2019

How are you doing today? How are you doing in this moment? What's the feeling? Do you feel it anywhere in your body? 

Is it stress and tension in your shoulders?

Is it joy felt in your bones?

Is it sad and heavy in your entire body?

Is it fear in the pit of your stomach?

Is...

April 28, 2019

Reading can help us understand and learn ways to manage our mental health and emotional well-being. Different authors have various styles and offer different perspectives. Feel free to take in the information that resonates with you and leave the rest.

Below are a few b...

February 8, 2019

Goals are a target; they provide the direction in which we aim.

Ambition is the desire to achieve our goals.

If you have ever visualized, fantasized, thought about, wished for, or wanted something, you have engaged in some form of goal setting.

However, goals without acti...

November 21, 2018

We have all heard many times how important self-care is, but finding the time to care for ourselves can be another challenge. It can be hard to schedule in “me time” while juggling demands, deadlines, family life, a career, and other commitments.

We often put ourselves...

September 18, 2018

Bullying can be similar to abuse and occurs when one person uses their power to harm another person with fear, intimidation, threats, and/ or exclusion. This can happen at school, in work environments, within peer groups, on sports teams or in cyberspace. People of all...

July 8, 2018

When we are preparing to go away on vacation, to escape to a beautiful destination, we often fall into a mindset where we are unavailable, disconnected, and ready to unwrap from life’s demands.

We may set our out-of-office auto-reply. Let friends and family know we are...

May 21, 2018

Information is available 24/7. Whether it is social media, news articles, emails, or advertisements, the ability to be constantly notified with information, even when we have not actively sought it out, can become overwhelming.

Some of these information sources can prom...

March 17, 2018

Anxiety can feel like worry, fear, and nervousness wrapped into one and we may tell ourselves that in a given situation there will be catastrophe. We might not believe in our capability to manage the situation effectively, and therefore avoid those kinds of situations...

February 1, 2018

After the holidays, we often use the new year to lay out our goals and feed our ambitions. We imagine success, have motivation for lifestyle changes, and are ready to initiate new habits.  

With it being a month into the new year, your drive and motivation may be dwindl...

December 18, 2017

We all have negative beliefs about certain things in our lives. They may be about ourselves, other people, life, situations, etc.  

For example, when I believe that “no one likes me” my mind and body respond to that belief. So, I may notice that I find it diff...

November 5, 2017

Why am I so….

Why did I…

I don’t like my...

Do these words sound familiar?

Negative self-talk is often followed by feelings of frustration or guilt towards oneself. Wishing we were different, comparing ourselves to others and putting ourselves down only makes us feel small...

September 24, 2017

As the beginning of the week approaches, we often prepare meals for the week. We take time to make a grocery list of items we need including fruits, vegetables, protein, and snacks. This list may include items that are healthy and refreshing and needed for energy and s...

July 27, 2017

Take a minute and imagine a goal or a desired outcome you want to achieve. This can include a job you want, a relationship you fantasize about, or a successful performance. 

Picture the image you desire...what does it look like?
What does it feel like? 
What does it so...

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I have always envied the rain. The way it touches so many people all at once. They don't understand me.

"Why do you write?" they ask.

"Because, I want to be like the rain."
— Cindy Cherie