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Six Strategies for Self-Care this Autumn

As the days grow shorter and cooler temps set in, we can sometimes feel down, and tenser. Factor in the holidays around the corner and it becomes even more important to maintain daily wellness rituals and self-care this autumn.

Here are 6 simple ways to honor the season and provide a solid foundation of self-care this […]

Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is not selfish. Being a good person does not mean that you have to say “Yes” to everyone and everything in your life. Being a healthy person means that you put your health and overall wellbeing first. The best gift you can give to your loved ones in making your wellbeing a top priority. […]

Addiction Is A Family Disease

So often a parent, spouse, or child try to make their loved one with addiction get the help they so desperately need. They may beg, bargain, and give ultimatums in order to get the person with addiction into meetings or treatment. And when they finally do they often give a sigh of relief and think […]

By |August 9th, 2019|12 step program, Addiction, change|0 Comments

What is Integrative Mind-Body Health?

Integrative mind-body health uses a whole-person-centered approach to restore mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It considers environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, nutrition, social connection, sleep, activity level and more to promote optimal functioning, mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

Is one of your goals to live your best life? Do you wonder how to access […]

This Valentine’s Day, Show Yourself Some Love

This February doesn’t have to be all about sappy cards, overpriced flowers or another excuse to eat candy.  This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love.

If you’re like most people, you tend to put others’ needs ahead of your own and don’t pause to attend to your own. You may feel you don’t have the […]

Strategies for Navigating the Holiday Season

This time of year is often considered joyous and even the “most wonderful”. You may feel added pressure to be happy and merry. The reality is, even the most spirited among us can experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, disappointment, and regret. In a 2015 Healthline survey, over 60 percent of respondents described their stress […]

Self-Talk and Giving your Power Away

Self-Talk and Giving your Power Away

If you are prone to engage in negative self-talk, then guess what, you are probably suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and some type of fear based thinking. By the repetition of statements that are negative, opinions, and distorted thinking you are causing yourself to be stuck and paralyzed every […]

Make This Year’s Thanksgiving About Giving Thanks

This year, make Thanksgiving about gratitude. Whether your looking forward to seeing loved ones, or dreading holiday travel, whatever your state of mind, research shows that focusing on gratitude can produce many benefits to your mind, body and spirit.

Improve mood
Increase positivity and optimism
Reduce stress
Decrease inflammation
Improve sleep
Reduce tension and worry
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Being an Eternal Optimist

When I came into the office last week one of my coworkers was complaining about the dreary, rainy day we had. I smiled and said “Yes, but at least my grass and flowers are getting watered!” That got a laugh from my co-worker. We went on our ways feeling happier. Yes, I am an optimist.

Optimism is […]

By |October 5th, 2018|change, counseling, emotions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reconnect with Yourself: Disconnect from Media

As a licensed professional counselor, I have observed increases in clients reporting anxiety, with some reporting higher levels of anxiety than they’ve ever experienced before. You may even notice that those around you are talking more about anxious feelings. Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety, or an increase in anxiety, yourself. There are probably a lot of […]