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Emotions: An Information Map

I often have conversations with people around feelings. Imagine that, a therapist talking about feelings… Consistent themes I hear sound much like this: “I shouldn’t feel like that” or “I shouldn’t have reacted like that” or “I don’t feel like it should be that big of a deal but I still get so upset.” The judgements [...]

By | 2017-11-14T19:04:12+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Going to Bed Angry: Helping your Brain Work Through Conflict

At some point in our lives we’ve all been told to never go to bed angry. Some say it stores those negative emotions in your long term memory, some say it’ll disturb your sleep patterns, others say it sets you up for a crummy day. It is a lovely thing to think about — peacefully [...]

By | 2017-11-13T13:34:38+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Opening to Love

Throughout your life countless people—both known and unknown to you—have loved and cared for you, wished you well, and shown you innumerable acts of kindness. Right this minute, as you read these words, somewhere in the world, there are those who are radiating love towards you. Notice your response to this notion that you are [...]

By | 2017-10-06T18:06:13+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A Pervasive Sense of Loss: Part II

I wrote a blog by the same title approximately one year ago. Many of my feelings at that time were driven by the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 58 others. I must admit that at that time I wrote somewhat academically about grief and coping therewith. I referenced Dr. [...]

By | 2017-10-18T17:19:22+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Managing School Stress: Midterm Edition

The school semester is in full swing with classes, football games and late night study sessions in the library.  Before you know it, midterms and finals will arrive bringing with it a list of to dos with a time crunch.   The stress of exams and homework in college can be overwhelming so it is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T18:05:25+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

“Hello”: The Word That Holds the Key to Your Relationships

The One, Single Word that Holds the Key to Understanding Your Relationships and How You Can Use it to Turn Them Around. “How did I get in this relationship?” “What was I thinking?” “What was I thinking with? Clearly not my brain.” Sound familiar? If you’ve ever been deeply troubled or puzzled by a relationship; [...]

By | 2017-09-23T14:07:12+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Compassion Fatigue

It’s no secret that our world has been at the mercy of Mother Nature and all of her environmental power the past couple months. From hurricanes to earthquakes, hundreds of thousands of people (and animals!) have had their lives uprooted. All of this upheaval has left many feeling compelled to participate in relief efforts, whether [...]

By | 2017-09-23T12:40:32+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Conflict: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Conflict. It’s something that we all face sometime in our lives whether we want to or not, whether we feel comfortable with it or not. Conflict can be seen between friends, co-workers, spouses, and siblings, among other relationships. It can be subtle, it can be direct, it can even be downright nasty. Conflict is a [...]

By | 2017-09-09T13:29:59+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Play Therapy and The Importance of Play!

Have you ever noticed the joy on children’s faces while they play? Sometimes it seems as though nothing important is happening, however, the complete opposite is actually true! According to Gary L. Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S in Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, “Play is the singular central activity of childhood, occurring at all [...]

By | 2017-08-16T17:23:53+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Sleep Hygiene

When you wake up in the morning, do you feel refreshed and ready for the day? Or do you wake up feeling groggy, tired, and hitting the snooze button until the last possible minute? If the second option sounds more like you, then maybe it’s time to take a look at your sleep hygiene. Sleep [...]

By | 2017-08-09T12:50:00+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments