Standing Up For Joy

Christmas season is both a joy and a stressor. Let’s be honest, as much as we want to pretend things are great, trying to purchase all the gifts AND pick up groceries AND clean the house AND cook before family comes over adds up to a pretty hectic time of year. It’s so easy to [Read more...]

By |2018-12-27T16:52:54+00:00December 27th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Holidays, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Standing Up For Joy

Hello, New Year! Bye-Bye Bad Habits!

It happens every New Year without fail. We always say, “This is going to be MY year!” We make the “spontaneous” decision to reinvent ourselves. Everyone has their resolutions, but sometimes there are things you just don't need to do in the next year. Friends, I sincerely hope that 2019 will be your year, but [Read more...]

By |2018-12-19T15:20:38+00:00December 19th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Holidays, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hello, New Year! Bye-Bye Bad Habits!

Coping With Grief During The Holidays

I never really understood what it meant to grieve during the holidays until it happened to my own family.  My father had a massive heart attack that took his life just days before Christmas. My entire family was in anguish. From then on, Christmas has never been quite the same.    The holidays bring meaning [Read more...]

By |2018-12-19T14:34:24+00:00December 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family, Grief, Holidays, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Coping With Grief During The Holidays

Family Tradition

Growing up, my favorite holiday tradition was heading to the Hallmark store and picking out a new ornament for the Christmas tree. I still remember the first ornament I got to pick out. It’s a cute little fox standing on its hind legs, holding a golden 1996. I can’t tell you why I picked it, [Read more...]

By |2018-12-18T16:37:08+00:00December 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health|Comments Off on Family Tradition

Newlywed Christmas Traditions

Happy Holidays, friends! Last month, I wrote a blog on how to survive your first Thanksgiving as a married couple If this is also your first Christmas as a married couple, it must be such an exciting time! This time of year is already so full of magic, companionship, and love. If you live in [Read more...]

By |2018-12-05T10:46:44+00:00December 5th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on Newlywed Christmas Traditions

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+00:00November 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!

Newlyweds Guide to Your First Holiday Together

Newlyweds, don’t relax just yet. You are still in for a ride after the wedding day! As you start on the delicate, sometimes frustrating, task of combining you lives, there will be many “firsts” and decisions to make. That includes the sensitive topic of where to spend the first holiday. Yikes! Now, this might be [Read more...]

By |2018-11-08T11:51:10+00:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Holidays, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Newlyweds Guide to Your First Holiday Together

Fondness and Admiration

Although the holidays are over, we may be still riding the high of a new closeness that developed throughout the season towards our spouse. Whether it’s a grand gesture of taking care of the kids and doing chores around the house, or small tokens like preparing your lunch for you and even listening to you [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:16:03+00:00February 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Fondness and Admiration

The Perfectionism Paradox

I remember the first time I submitted a blog for Amy Wine Counseling. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Thoughts of “what if people don’t like it” and “what if I say the wrong thing” swirled around in my head. Soon enough, I realized that it had been a significant amount of time and I [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:13:46+00:00January 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Perfectionism Paradox

Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!

At Amy Wine Counseling, our team is always looking for ways to increase our client's success. Our job is not to create goals for you, but to come alongside and help you create more attainable and achievable goals to ensure you can make the necessary changes to live your best life. As we approach the [Read more...]

By |2018-12-13T15:57:18+00:00December 29th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!