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A Lesson From the Honeybee: Working with What You’ve Got

My LPC Supervisor (shoutout Megan Garzaglass woohoo you’re amazing!) encourages me to no end. She likes to remind me about that popular story about how the honey bee aerodynamically should not be able to fly. It does anyway because it doesn’t care about what humans deem impossible. Apparently, some researchers ...

4 Steps on How to Be Assertive This Year

Happy 2020, readers! Not only are we entering a new year, but we are entering a new decade. Reflect for a moment and envision what you want this next chapter of your life to look like. If you’ve struggled with finding your voice and confidently speaking your mind in the ...

Regain Control: Reconnecting with Your New Year Resolution(s)

The new year is in full swing. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If the answer is Great! – well keep on rocking! Great job! If the answer is Not so good – let’s pause and take stock.  First and foremost, it should be noted that forging new ...

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.  There are three parts of emotional intelligence which include: emotional awareness; the ability to manage and regulate emotions (in yourself and others); and the ability to connect and apply emotion to ...

Am I Abusing Alcohol?

That's a tough question to answer; especially when you don't believe you could have issues with alcohol. Most either drink socially or know they have a problem with alcohol. But there are many who may not voice to family or friends that their drinking has gotten out of control. If ...

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Combat Anxiety in Adolescents and Children

When we hear the word anxiety, we often associate it with adult stress and uncertainties.  Anxiety is defined by a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, usually surrounded by an event that often yields an uncertain outcome.  Anxiety for adults can manifest as persistent worry, fear, panic, sleeping problems, shortness ...

Minimizing to Maximize: Exploring the benefits of a Minimalist Lifestyle

The end of a calendar year ushers in a sense of hope and the desire for new aspirations. As we anticipate the new year, it is typical to set goals and “New Year’s Resolutions.” This is the perfect time to incorporate lifestyle changes as well as healthier habits.  Minimalism A ...

A Holiday Wellness Check: Enjoying the season on your own terms

gjoyjoy‘Tis the season for all things jolly and bright! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is officially in full swing. This is the time of year for office parties, Friendsgivings, and just plain entertaining and mingling. It is no coincidence that this time of year is accompanied ...

What To Consider Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover

An educated parent is the best one to choose if and when a sleepover is appropriate for their child.  As a parent, if you do choose to let your child sleep over with a friend, there are some factors to consider.  Having a “family sleepover policy” is a great way ...

When the Outside Doesn’t Match the Inside: Part One

Persistent Depressive Disorder You’re the one always smiling and laughing to prove that you’re having fun in the social setting that you forced yourself to go to. You ask yourself, "can people see through my façade?," and feel guilty for possibly pulling them down with you. Maybe joy comes in ...
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