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So you just discovered your spouse is having an affair. The doctor just disclosed a diagnosis of a serious medical condition you thought was just a cold. Your life has been turned upside down within seconds and you don’t know what to say, think, or do. A crisis situation is considered any major life event […]

How to: Effectively handle crisis situations using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills

When Helping Hurts The immediate and lasting effects of hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast line have taken over media outlets over the past week.  It’s been heartbreaking to watch and hear stories of loss every single day, and to confront the reality that those effected, whether directly or indirectly, will be dealing with the […]

Hurricane Harvey: Victory Over Vicarious Trauma

Women's Issues

hurricane harvey, trauma

“I was not built to break.” This a line from one of the last hit singles of Whitney Houston, “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”. Sometimes making it through traumatic events can bring you the sincere feeling of resilience against circumstances—as it should. Other times, though, there is a sense of heaviness and weight that […]

Hurricane Harvey: Surviving Survivor’s Guilt

Women's Issues

guilt, survivors, ptsd, anxiety

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas coast. Specifically for me, my heart aches with my fellow Houstonians as we work to rebuild our hearts and homes. There are so many needs to be met for so many displaced people. For someone who has lost their home and car, how do they handle going from being […]

Hurricane Harvey: Receiving Help

Women's Issues

At the beginning of the year, I decided I wanted to try something new with my workout routine and I joined a yoga studio. Yoga has always seemed a little weird and too slow for my slightly ADHD tendencies. To my surprise, I really enjoy it. My studio offers tons of different types of yoga […]

Nama-stay Away From Anxiety With Yoga

Women's Issues

Namaste, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Relief

Currently, I am in a very hectic stage of life and finding stability can be difficult. I’m trying to balance working as a private practice counselor and finish up my dissertation for my doctoral program. Both are wonderful phases to be in, but difficult to do together. I’ve come to find out that in order […]

Finding Stability in Chaos

Women's Issues

What is self-care and why does it seem so complicated? What is your automatic response when you think of the term “self-care”?  If it’s a positive response, than you are probably very good at implementing it! (Great job!) But if it was something like a yawn or an eye roll…it might be time to take […]

Who (Self)-Cares?

Women's Issues

Self-Care Sarah Howard

Rest and care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.– Eleanor Brownn I’ll start with this: I am a huge advocate for self-care. I love taking time to be alone and do the things that […]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Women's Issues

Swinging in a hammock for self-care