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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Tips to Beat Holiday Stress (and enjoy the holidays more!)

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As you read this, I imagine you are creating a to-do list of all the things you need to do in the coming weeks. The shopping, baking, cards, decorating, wrapping, and beyond. Your head is likely spinning from all the things you feel like you have to get done. There is no doubt this is a stressful time of year. ...[ read more ]

Tips For Avoiding Holiday Depression

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The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone. Busy schedules, travel, weather issues, money woes, family matters, and high expectations can push even the happiest of people over the edge. But for those with depression, the holidays can be particularly troublesome. So many things are happening at once, with so many added pressures, it can be easier to trigger...[ read more ]

Getting Started With Mindfulness/Meditation Practice

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We have been talking about mindfulness practice and its range of benefits for the past few months (we just can’t get enough!). If you missed it, mindfulness is the ability to be present in the moment. That means no daydreaming, no social media scrolling, no grocery list (in your head) making. It means being there. Really truly, fully there in...[ read more ]



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