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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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Staying Active Can Be Hard, What’s That About?

Do you struggle with staying consistent with exercising? Does it seem like everything else is more important? Does this inconsistency bleed into other areas of your life? Many wonder what’s that about? Researchers & social scientists alike agree that staying active is a very important part of life. It not only improves physique and physical […]

By |October 26th, 2018|anxiety, Eating, emotions|0 Comments

Unmanageability in drug and alcohol addiction

Unmanageability is not a word that we hear often unless we are familiar with 12 Step programs and recovery but, it is one of the identifying characteristics of drug and alcohol addiction. Most of us  like to believe that we exert a certain amount of control in our lives. When we begin to struggle with […]

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

Parenting a Child with Intense Emotions

Introduction

Pat Harvey and Jeanine Penzo, both licensed clinical social workers, have a book called Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions. It’s a book that I have been enthusiastically recommending to parents who are confronting this difficulty. The book teaches Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, established by Marsha Linehan for treating adults. These skills help parents […]

By |September 28th, 2018|children, Children and Families, emotions, Parenting|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 […]

Highly Sensitive People and Empaths: Boundaries!

Do you identify as a HSP or Empath? Do you often feel like you don’t know where “you end and others begin”? Or wonder why you feel so crummy after being with certain people? Have you been prone to burnout and nervous system overdrive? All of the above? No worries, you are in good company. Let’s […]

Human Performance: Flow Updated

Last month’s blog looked at the concept of flow as originally described in the book Flow The Psychology of Optimal Experience, published in 1990 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced Me-high Chick-sent-me-high). What’s happened to this idea since then? That’s where the book The Rise of Superman, written by Steven Kotler and published in 2014, comes in. […]

By |July 6th, 2018|emotions, Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Mindful or “Mind full” ?

I’m sure you have heard the word mindful before, especially if you’ve checked in to read our blogs.. But what does it really mean? Are we being Mind full or Mindful? Is your mind full of clutter? When you are doing 1 task, are you thinking about the other 10 things on your to do […]