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You’ve Got This: Fulfilling Your Unsatisfied Emotional Needs

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series will take a quick dive into the nine different emotional needs. When someone is suffering, we can often take a glance at their emotional needs, and work toward fulfilling those that might not be satisfied. Thankfully ...
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Finding the Courage to be Vulnerable

"Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations." - Brene Brown Being brave is not about the absence of fear, it's about having the courage ...

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body

What kind of relationship do you have with your body? How do you speak to yourself? How do you nourish and rest? Set intentions with movement It's important to set intentions over goals in order to reduce negativity. A goal can come with failure and negative emotions. When it comes ...

Why Do We Feel Bad About Feeling Bad? : Let’s Talk About Mental Health Stigma

The Cruel Truth About Mental Health Stigma I remember the first time I encountered it. I was young, maybe 8 or 9, and it happened shortly after an uncle of mine had a sudden explosive outburst during a family get-together. I remember hearing shouting and the sound of dishes shattering ...

Love Hurts: 4 Reasons Why You May Be Holding onto a Toxic Relationship

When it comes to toxic relationships, holding on instead of letting go is, more often than not, the norm. The strength that it takes to walk away from any relationship, much less a toxic one, is huge and the fear of the pain that we might feel in the aftermath ...

You are not alone: Signs that you are battling loneliness and how to win that battle

Human connection is an energy exchange between people who are paying attention to one another. Connecting with others is more important than you think. Social connection can lower your anxiety and depression, help us regulate our emotions, lead to higher self-esteem and empathy. It can also improve your immune system. ...

Things Therapists Want You to Know

The therapeutic process can seem a bit intimidating and even mystifying. As a therapist, I often encounter some inaccurate depictions of what others think therapy entails. Pop culture more often than not, depicts the therapeutic process incorrectly. I want to take this opportunity to share some perspectives about therapy. My ...

When to Consider Marriage Counseling

“Conflict in relationships is normal, so how do I know if marriage counseling might help us?”  You may feel like marriage counseling seems too drastic for the need you’re currently managing.  Maybe you’ve only known people to pursue marriage counseling when they’re “really in trouble” and that’s not you!  You ...

Lessons Learned in 2020

For nearly all of us, 2020 has been overwhelming, challenging, transforming, and forever life-changing. Never could we have predicted so much loss and suffering brought on by an unprecedented pandemic never before seen in our lifetime. This year has brought about unpredictable and unmeasurable hardships for millions, and the impact ...

I Resolve to be Resolute in my Resolutions…or Not

This year I really, really, really, really, really mean it. I am going to keep my New Years’ Resolutions. I will. Last year I wasn’t ready. This year. Yeah, I will. Been there? You ever wonder why it is so hard to keep New Years’ Resolutions? Have you ever been ...
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