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Uncomfortable emotions and/or a general lack of skill to put thoughts and feelings into perspective- let alone words- often get in the way of communicating effectively. DBT Skill: DEAR MAN teaches how to communicate effectively. These skills may be used to communicate wants/needs, as well as set boundaries to safeguard relationships.  As you practice implementing […]

How To: Use DBT Skill: DEAR MAN to Communicate Effectively

As you might have noticed recently, our entire office was recently challenged by our blogging queen to write a blog series on stability.  All of us were assigned a specific topic; mine was stability when opening a new business.  At first, I giggled, because at that moment I felt anything but stable. I felt overwhelmed, […]

Stable Business Practices

Women's Issues

The struggle is real As a working mom, I will be the first to tell you that we do NOT have it easy.  But let’s be real: neither do working dads! (Sidenote: I will most likely continue using the phrase working mom, because I myself am a working mom and it’s easier. That doesn’t mean […]

I Can’t Believe You’re a Working Mom!

Women's Issues

It can be really difficult to look at all of the aspects of our lives, without getting overwhelmed, and accurately judge how much time we should allot to each area in order to gain stability. How do we prioritize? Not only am I still trying to figure out how to achieve work-life balance, but I […]

Unplugging For Balance

Women's Issues

We all have those moments in our lives when we hit a wall:  in our job, in parenting, or in school. We feel tired, overwhelmed, and just plain “over it”. So, we take a break. We may spend time with friends or go on vacation and come back feeling rejuvenated, ready to take on all […]

Tips for Managing Burnout

Men's Issues

Amy Wine Counseling Sarah Henry

It’s Time to Assess and Take Care of Your Own Needs! I knew from the day I got married that I would never be a stay at home mom.  All the odds were against me: type A, busy body, planning and scheduling my day to have “no plans”, but from the moment we found out […]

It’s Time to Take Care Of You!

Women's Issues

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