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A Letter to My Clients That Are Mothers

“Many believe parenting is about controlling children’s behavior and training them to act like adults. I believe that parenting is about controlling my own behavior and acting like an adult myself. Children learn what they live and live what they learn.” - L.R. Knost Safe Sanctuary Your stories have filled ...

Dear Mama: A Letter of Recognition & Encouragement

Dear Mama, So, no one told you life would be this…wait. Let me restart. So, you became a mother? Perhaps while preparing for motherhood, you relished in anticipation of raising a little one or ones. Dreamt about attending mommy-and-me classes, playdates, museums, library story times, etc. Perhaps, you imagined endless ...

Vicarious Trauma

When we experience overwhelming volumes of information—especially information that holds an emotional charge—our bodies, minds, and spirit adapt to help us cope. At times, the way we cope may help in the moment but may have negative long-term results. While there are signs you or a person you know may ...
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Caring for the Mess-Maker

My toddler recently got the stomach bug. Even worse, he projectile vomited all over the rug in front of a friend that was at my house for the first time. Later that day, I was giving him a bath without having first finished cleaning up all of the accidents around the ...

Tolerance to Pain Works Both Ways

We are a couple of months into the new year and my fitness goals are moving forward. Yes, I’ve had some cheat days, but things are moving along nicely. Along with my daily routine, I am now adding in a light walk after dinner with my dog. So, every night ...

The Silent Killer

The UK began a campaign to combat obesity, heart disease, and depression in 2011. This campaign was not centralized around medication, physical activity or any other individualistic endeavor.  UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness is one battling what many health professionals believe to be one of the largest health concerns of ...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

The end of a relationship is complicated. In some way or another your future, present, and past have collided together all at once. You may find yourself anxious about the future or in a stale mate from the past. Getting help may be necessary to help you live in the ...
Giving 100% Amy Wine, Cypress, TX

Life Balance versus Giving 100%

Life Balance Imagine you have an empty cup and that you could fill it with five different kinds of juice to make a fancy juice blend. Now, pretend the 5 juices are work, family, self-care, spirituality, etc. Now, pretend that the cup represents you. If you tried to dump all of ...
Learning To Say “No”, Amy Wine, Cypress, Texas

Learning To Say “No”

“Sure, I’ll help you with that.” “Yes, I’ll do that for you.”  “No problem at all.”  “No, I don’t mind.” Does this sound familiar to you?  Are you always saying “yes” when you really want to say, “Are you kidding me? I don’t have time for that! There are only ...
Practicing Gratitude, Cypress Texas

Practicing Gratitude

Since 2013, my husband and I have had the tradition of keeping what we call a “Good Things Jar.” In January, we pick out a new jar and decorate it with the year. Of course you can create your jar any time of the year.  Throughout the year, we use ...
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