Encouragement: We Can Do Hard Things

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“We can do hard things.” This is a saying that I’ve been hearing lately. Maybe it’s an encouragement that when faced with a new challenge or walking through difficult circumstances that we can get through it. “We can do hard things” recently came into play for me when I had to address a medical situation. […]

Self-Care VS The Glorification of Busy

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Lately it seems like busyness, stress, and lack of self-care have become status symbols. Particularly in America, if you aren’t busy all the time, if you get 8 hours of sleep, if you aren’t stressed out, it can feel like you aren’t working hard enough based on societal standards of what “hardworking” looks like. Although […]

Planning with Intentionality: Bullet Journaling

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We’ve all been there: you make plans with the best of intentions, even putting them into the calendar on your phone, and you insist that you won’t forget. The day comes around, you are sitting at home and get a message from your friend asking where you are, and you panic. How could you have […]

Receiving Support

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Isolation kills. We all need regular support, especially when we are moving through tough times in our lives. Studies show that both children and animals decline in many ways if they aren’t given consistent expressed love and touch. Without support systems, adults also decline. What kind of support do you need to reach your goals […]

Why I Didn’t Lose Weight for My Wedding

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It’s wedding and engagement season. And while you don’t have to be in the wedding planning world to be inundated with the message that your body isn’t good enough, there is perhaps no other time when your size and body shape becomes everyone else’s business, whether you like it or not, than the months leading […]

Underlying beliefs

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“Boys don’t cry. Build a bridge and get over it. It’s a man’s world. Women aren’t as capable as men. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Have you ever heard one of these sayings? Maybe you have heard something like these growing up and still wonder if you believe it? […]

Resolution Support!

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New Education /Wellness Program 2017 Change is hard. Many of us are working on making changes to our lives in the new year, and it can be really difficult to do. Need some help? We offer a free support service where our clinicians help to empower your resolution through supportive communications! You tell us your […]

Identity Issues: Feeling lost around Loved Ones?

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Not feeling like you around the holidays? It’s the holiday season, and along with last-minute shopping, sipping hot chocolate, and watching cheesy Christmas movies, chances are you’re planning to visit family and friends over the next few weeks. As wonderful as these visits can be, you may have noticed something a bit off about your […]

New Adolescent and Adult Counselor Intern

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Counseling can be a powerful tool for learning new things about yourself and new ways to respond to situations. You don’t have to feel trapped by your emotions or your thoughts or the way you’ve always been. Give yourself some space to share and process your hurts and your patterns and I will strive to […]

Awareness: Beginning the Road to Freedom

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The road to inner freedom is a journey and a basic key to this journey will help unlock who we are, who we are born to become, and give us choices in the process. Practicing awareness will begin to help with setting boundaries, changing self-defeating patterns, communication, and loving and accepting yourself. Awareness The beginning […]