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Tips for finding our new normal

We’ve been living alongside COVID-19 for over 3 months now, and many are asking if we’ll ever get back to “normal life.” But what IS normal these days? While the act of grabbing a mask on the way out the door seemed foreign and awkward just a few months ago, today, many find it as natural as grabbing their keys...[ read more ]

How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

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In the past month, there have been some new phrases added to our vocabularies, one of which is “social distancing.” We now know the importance of staying six-feet apart from each other, avoiding crowds, even staying away from family and friends. While this is vitally important right now, It can be a real struggle, leaving us feeling alone during already...[ read more ]

How to Cope with Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19

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These are unprecedented times. They feel a little crazy and surreal, yet as we are now realizing—so very necessary. Our worlds have been turned upside down—jobs are being done at home, kids are being homeschooled, our lifestyles have been put on hold. All of this while a global health crisis threatens to enter our homes and cause harm to our...[ read more ]

How Do You Know When To Start Therapy?

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Knowing when therapy is necessary or could be beneficial is a challenge we, as therapists, hear often. How do I know when to start? Is now a good time? Is therapy only for people with deep emotional issues? Do I have to have a lot to talk about? Is it really necessary?  The short answer to when should you start...[ read more ]

What Is Really Involved in Therapy?

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Taking that first step to attend therapy can be scary. Many people struggle with anxiety and feelings of uncertainty because they don’t know what to expect.  When you make an eye appointment you expect the doctor to shine lights in your eyes and make you stare through one of those funny binocular-type machines. They may even dilate them. When you...[ read more ]

Learning How to Not Sweat the Small Stuff and Other Happiness Tips

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We are always on the hunt for happiness. Thinking maybe if I do this thing, accomplish this goal, buy the shoes, meet the person, I will be happy. While all that stuff might make you happy for a bit, real true happiness comes from a deeper place. It is about your lifestyle, mindset, perspective, and everyday practices.  The first step...[ read more ]

The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude 

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Think about the day. You wake up, the sun is shining, you feel good, then you get in the car to head to work and you spill your coffee. You drive to work frustrated and now running late since you had to change your pants. You get to work and find out your morning meeting started without you. You feel...[ read more ]

How to Slow Down and Reduce Burnout

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Overflowing calendars, to-do lists, always running from one place to another, we are a culture of overextending ourselves. In some cases, we are moving so fast that we are missing our lives.  This culture of overworking has become so severe that the World Health Organization has officially classified burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” in its International Classification of Diseases. Burnout...[ read more ]

Make 2020 About Self-Care 

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No matter what you strive to do in the new year, don’t forget about yourself. Consider making 2020 the year of you.  Self-care is so important to your mental and physical wellbeing. It is crucial that you take care of your mind, body, and soul every day, not just when you feel sick.  Clients often tell me that they “don’t...[ read more ]

Setting Boundaries with Family During the Holidays and Beyond

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The holidays are upon us. The house is decorated, family meals are planned, and you are excited to connect with loved ones and share in traditions. Or maybe you aren’t that excited.  Holidays are great for many reasons but they are also a time for family drama, arguments, and stress. If you are someone who dreads family get-togethers for this...[ read more ]



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