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 As children we are taught how to be kind to others, respect others, love others. However, very rarely are we taught how to be kind to ourselves, respect ourselves, love ourselves. When life gets tough, it is easy to be harsh with ourselves. However, it takes an act of courage to love yourself. Struggling with […]

How to Love Yourself (when struggling with mental illness)

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series has been taking a 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 there is a way to […]

Connection Connection: Read All About It!

Adult Counseling

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series has been taking a 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 there is a way to […]

Pay Attention To Me…. Also, Give Me Space!

Adult Counseling

Social support can be described as the physical and emotional comfort we receive through social ties to others, such as family, friends, co-workers, etc.  It’s the love and acceptance we feel from belonging to a community of people who care about us. Social support is imperative to your overall health and wellbeing.   Types of Social […]

Social Support: How Important is it to Your Overall Health and Wellbeing?

Women's Issues

“Have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella Life can be stressful. In the midst of deadlines and schedules, we can often forget to be kind to one another. Each of us are battling something that most people know nothing about. Whether it is work stress, family struggles, or health issues, it is important to remember […]

Be Kind

Teen Counseling

As devastating and serious as suicide is, it’s a topic that people hide away from. Because of this, many people are left to suffer in silence. Their closest loved ones are left oblivious to their pain. Or, their loved ones may suspect something is wrong but don’t know how to bring it up, so they […]

8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

Family

There are currently 40 million Americans living with a disability.  People with disabilities of working age are employed at a rate below the general population.  One particular physical disability that hits close to home for me is Spina Bifida- a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through […]

Disability Awareness Month

Family

Social isolation is a growing epidemic throughout the world today thanks to social media and ever-changing societal norms. Research conducted by Julianne Holt-Lundstad, a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, found that insufficient social connection is a bigger risk factor for premature death than obesity. It is also the equivalent of smoking up to 15 […]

Cultivating Lasting Friendships

Teen Counseling

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 the modern world. Not convinced?  […]

The Silent Killer

Stress

Communication can be a pervasive issue in relationships. From marriages to parent-child, to boss-employee relationships, communication is key. Conflicts are something that come up in all types of relationships and can be intensified by issue with communication. Styles of communication and the types of issues with communication certainly differ depending on the type of relationship. […]

Conflict and Communication

Men's Issues