Natalie Wilie

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Natalie Wilie is an LPC-Intern, Supervised by Dr. Jerry Terrill, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Natalie believes life is about relationships. Relationships with partners, friends, children, boss, co-workers and the list goes on. She is passionate about working with you to find your best life.

Can Kids Learn Mindfulness? 6 tips on how to do just that!

By Natalie Wilie | May 4, 2020
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In simple terms, mindfulness is being focused on the present moment and yes, kids can learn how to implement mindfulness into their daily lives.  Mindfulness is a learned skill that can be taught.  Parents can educate children on what mindfulness is and what it looks like by speaking about it as well as modeling mindfulness for their children.  Practicing mindfulness reduces stress, improves emotional awareness, and facilitates the ability to be present and enjoy the moment.   If you would like to help your child achieve mindfulness, take a look at the suggestions below to get started. Morning Mindfulness Mornings can […]

How Internal Dialogue Influences Your Daily Life

By Natalie Wilie | May 4, 2020
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Studies show that we have an average of around 50,000 thoughts per day. Wow, we really are in constant dialogue with ourselves. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or neutral. Many, if not most of those thoughts go unnoticed. As we drift along in our busy lives, we certainly are not consciously aware of every single thought. Think about this… during times when life seems to slow down a bit, have you noticed that you are more aware of your thought process? We can create that awareness. We do have that ability. Becoming more aware of our thoughts increase our […]

Ways for Parents to Decrease Stress and Increase Positivity Amidst the Chaos of Covid-19

By Natalie Wilie | April 13, 2020
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Attention all parents!  Feeling stressed during this difficult time?  The struggle is real!  You are not alone.  Here are 5 things to consider that will keep you on the path to a healthier, happier experience as you journey through this time filled with the stressors of COVID-19.   Don’t Forget About You When we think of self-care, the most obvious thing to consider is if you are eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep.  Although this is very important to overall self-care, there are several other areas of your life to consider as well.  Additional things to consider would be […]

Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Part 2

By Natalie Wilie | November 26, 2019
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It is amazing how a couple can go from a loving, respectful, deep connection with their partner to living like two strangers in the same house.  Is this what has happened in your relationship? Do you want to have a deeper connection with your partner? Read the tips below to begin your journey… Prioritize an End of Day Conversation After a long day away from each other, make an effort to reconnect.  Of course, life gets busy and people travel, making it impossible to always talk face to face.  Even if your conversation is over the phone or through a […]

How to Deepen Your Relationship, Part I

By Natalie Wilie | November 12, 2019
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If you stop for a moment and take a good look at the relationship you have with your partner, are you connecting on a deep and intimate level?  Or do you find that over time, you’ve grown apart?   This happens often in long term relationships.  Marriage, careers, kids, activities, laundry, bills… before you know it you are waking up next to your roommate, instead of your lover and best friend.  Relationships take work and when that work is no longer on the top of your priority list, that strong and loving connection you had when you first met can slowly […]

Social Support: How Important is it to Your Overall Health and Wellbeing?

By Natalie Wilie | August 13, 2019
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Social support can be described as the physical and emotional comfort we receive through social ties to others, such as family, friends, co-workers, etc.  It’s the love and acceptance we feel from belonging to a community of people who care about us. Social support is imperative to your overall health and wellbeing.   Types of Social Support Emotional support – Most people think of emotional support when they talk about social support.  Emotional support involves kind words, hugs, listening, showing concern, acceptance, encouragement, and empathizing.  For example, if you were struggling in your relationship, a friend might call you to make […]

5 Things to Consider When Assessing Your Self-Care

By Natalie Wilie | July 16, 2019
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When we think of self-care, the most obvious thing to consider is if you are eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep.  Although this is very important to overall self-care, there are several other areas of your life to consider as well. Just like when you are flying on an airplane and it is suggested to you that you put your own oxygen mask on first before you help someone else, you need to put in the time and energy necessary to take care of yourself.  In doing so, you are afforded the opportunity to become the best version of […]

3 Tips on How to Use a Mantra to Shift Your Thinking

By Natalie Wilie | May 21, 2019
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“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!”  If you are an SNL fan, you will recognize these words of affirmation from satirist and comedian, Al Franken on his skit, Daily Affirmation by Stuart Smalley.  They must have used the word “mantra” on the show at some point. Several people referenced the skit when asked about their thoughts on mantras. Mantra means, “a tool for the mind.” The practice of using a mantra has been around for a very long time and is used to shift thinking from something that could be potentially negative to a more […]

6 Ways to Build Resiliency

By Natalie Wilie | April 11, 2019
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Tools to help you to bounce back from life’s challenges. Have you ever noticed that two people can go through situations that are very similar and their ability to cope is different?  This happens in part because of the difference in each person’s ability to be resilient. There are many factors that go into building resiliency.  Some involve things that are out of your control, like genetics, your family, and the environment/conditions you grew up in.  But, some of the factors that influence your resiliency ARE within your control; those are the ones that need attention and focus.  Here are […]

5 Tips to Help Free You from Anxiety

By Natalie Wilie | January 24, 2019
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Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer with Anxiety.  That means there are a lot of people out there that have some of the same symptoms of anxiety that you do.  You are not alone! Take a long hard look at your life. What tweaks and changes could be made to assist you in living in a healthier and happier way?  If you are thinking that you are way too busy to add anything else to your plate right now, then this article is for you! Even the smallest changes can make a big difference. Have Direction […]

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