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Chronic Inflammation 101: Why Does it Matter?

By now, many of us have heard that inflammation is bad, but why?

Essentially, there are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the type you are probably most familiar with. It is a necessary and important aspect of your immune defense system, designed to protect you and help you recover.Inflammation is your […]

Are you ‘demons’ preventing you from being in the present moment?

Recently, I read a quote that said, “You wake up to fight the same demons that left you so exhausted the day before. That’s bravery!” I felt inspired by that and thought.. Jeez, I wonder how many other people believe fighting our ‘demons’ is brave work. Now, I’m sure we’ve all heard people refer to […]

Perfectionism: Beating Anxiety to Focus on Growth

What is perfectionism?

Perfectionism is seen as a positive trait that increases our chances for success.  However, people who strive for perfection set impossibly high standards for themselves and use outcomes to determine their self-worth.  When they fail to meet these high standards, they have the tendency to beat themselves up and question their self-esteem.  Those […]

By |February 26th, 2020|anxiety, change, Depression, self-esteem|0 Comments

Why is Familial Support Important for Transgender Youth?

Gender identity and expression are key elements to the way a child or teen perceives themselves and the world around them. For transgender children and teens, acceptance and support from family is essential.

Research has shown that support from family can reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in trans children and teens. Furthermore, […]

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go To Therapy

When it feels like life has become unmanageable and you are powerless to make any meaningful changes in your life it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy is a great way to get in touch with your feelings and your authentic self. When your life is out of control, therapy can be the way […]

Taking Care of Ourselves

In today’s society, people’s identities are shaped by how many hours they work or how few days they take off. In this paradigm, we lose sight of what really matters… Taking care of ourselves. We live to work instead of work to live. Now.. take a moment & think to yourself, Why do I usually […]

Winter Blues

It is getting to be that time of year again; the time of year when the days start getting shorter and colder. As the winter months bring about changes in the weather and our lifestyle, some people have a difficult time adjusting. The long, dark days may make it so that some of you may […]

Putting an End to Procrastination (no, don’t do it tomorrow)

Procrastination is a common issue. A myth about procrastination is that the procrastinator is just being lazy. Procrastination typically results from avoiding discomfort in our lives or avoiding difficult emotions or stress. One important step towards addressing procrastination is asking yourself what you think and feel about a task or chore you are avoiding. Here […]

Self-Care Includes Saying ‘No’ When Needed

Think about the term ‘self-care’ for a moment. What kinds of thoughts come to mind? Perhaps self-pampering like taking a warm bath, getting a manicure, or snuggling under a blanket. Maybe you’re also thinking of self-care activities like taking a hike, going for a walk, or calling a friend.

Self-care can include all of these things, […]

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 […]