6 Ways to Build Resiliency

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 [Read more...]

By |2019-04-11T15:03:49-06:00April 11th, 2019|Anger, Antisocial, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Build Resiliency

Psychological Shock

Psychological shock, or mental shock, is a condition in response to a traumatic event. The shock comes from witnessing a traumatic event that induces a strong emotional response within an individual.   Emotional Symptoms -Shock, denial, or disbelief. -Confusion and difficulty concentrating. -Anger, irritability, and mood swings. -Anxiety and fear. -Withdrawing from others. -Feeling sad or [Read more...]

By |2019-03-22T13:27:57-06:00March 14th, 2019|Anger, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Mental Health, Motivation, Self Harm, Self-care, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Psychological Shock

Video Games

I had the pleasure of having dinner with a good friend and his wife. Now, full disclosure, he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also married with two children. His oldest son was a complete gentleman. He engaged in the conversation and was just completely great to be around. During our conversation, [Read more...]

Are You A Conversational Narcissist?

Naturally, most human beings love to talk about themselves.  It is a pleasurable experience to tell others our interests, hobbies, and what we had for lunch. What if we find ourselves turning every conversation into another story about us? What Is A Conversational Narcissist? Sociologist, Charles Derber, coined the term Conversational Narcissist to describe a [Read more...]

By |2019-01-22T16:28:44-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Antisocial, Communication, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Are You A Conversational Narcissist?

Helping Helps

A new year is here and we all have resolutions. These resolutions include a lot of personal goals. For example, being more sociable, getting a better job, or more physically active. We think about the possibilities of life that could benefit us in the present and the future. However, volunteering never crosses our mind. The [Read more...]

By |2019-01-09T13:31:21-06:00January 9th, 2019|Antisocial, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Helping Helps

Surviving the Crowds at Christmas

We are lucky to live up here on the Northside of Houston. We have wonderful schools, nice neighborhoods, access to great dog parks, and an outlet mall. Whether it is malls, certain Swedish furniture stores, or outdoor festivals, large groups of people make me anxious, crabby, and impatient. When you combine two of my least [Read more...]

By |2018-12-18T17:04:27-06:00December 18th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Surviving the Crowds at Christmas

How Postpartum Stole Christmas!

Christmas time is approaching. The cups at Starbucks are now red, stores are selling stocking stuffers, treats to bring to the next gathering, and are blasting holiday tunes. You probably have an image in your head of what you wanted this season to look like; longing to experience the joy with the new member of [Read more...]

By |2018-12-06T11:32:25-06:00November 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family, Holidays, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on How Postpartum Stole Christmas!

What’s the Big Deal About Journaling?

The concept of journaling is not only for teenagers with sparkly spirals and colorful pens.  The benefits are applicable to all people, in all walks of life. Journaling has repeatedly proven to be a way of managing stress and anxiety, mining your true feelings, and allowing for a healthy emotional release. The trick to gaining [Read more...]

By |2018-10-01T15:01:47-06:00October 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Gratitude, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on What’s the Big Deal About Journaling?