Stress Management

20 Daily Lies We Tell Ourselves

by on October 7, 2018

Kelvin’s life was in shambles once again. The past 30 years of his adulthood resulted in three divorces with children from each marriage, five significant career changes, and several moves across the country. As he moved back into his parent’s house for the fourth time in his adult life, he knew he needed to change…. (more…)

How to Successfully Transition Major Life Events

by on October 7, 2018

Since the time you progressed from crawling to walking as an infant, life has been a series of major and minor transitions. There was growth from one school year to the next. There were interests, traumas, and accomplishments that impacted future decisions about career, hobbies, and adventure. And there were changes in relationship status from… (more…)

Your Reaction to Criticism Unveils Your Psyche

by on October 7, 2018

There are split-second moments in everyone’s life that reveals the inner workings of a person. A micro gesture of an upward turned part of the mouth in combination with a slightly closed eye might signal contempt for another person. However, this quick moment is easily missed by an untrained eye. But you don’t have to… (more…)

The Power of Intentional Self-Talk

by on October 7, 2018

After being in an abusive relationship for over 10 years, Marvin could not get it together. He had finally left the relationship, severed the ties, got some counseling, and even moved away but he was still struggling. The harmful words of his ex still rang in his ears. He would hear her voice in his… (more…)

10 Signs of a Suicidal Attitude

by on October 7, 2018

There is a heavy pause in the air. Very rarely in our busy 24/7 society, we encounter these silent moments, but every time a celebrity or a familiar person commits suicide the world seems to momentarily stop spinning. Shocked into a gasp of disbelief, wonderment, sadness, and awareness, this pause reminds us of the fragility… (more…)

15 Ways to Conquer Anxiety Without Stress Eating

by on October 7, 2018

After extensively dieting and exercising for months, Amanda was devastated to discover that she hadn’t lost a single pound. Her immediate discouragement was overwhelming, and all she wanted to do was give up and eat a sizeable massive piece of chocolate cake. Curbing her craving, Amanda instead turned to the internet for answers and found… (more…)

My Journey in Mindfulness and Meditation

by on October 7, 2018

The following article is about my personal journey through the emerging world of mindfulness. Mindfulness has become a recent buzz within therapy and, as a therapist, I find it necessary to explore or test drive, if you will, new techniques before trying them out with my clients. With all of the talk of mindfulness going… (more…)

9 Quick Mid-Day Recharges You Can Use Without Using Caffeine

by on October 7, 2018

Afternoon coffee breaks when the stress of a workday peaks but the energy diminishes are a real thing. However, too much caffeine does not do the body any good. Instead of grabbing another cup, try these nine ways to recharge and finish the day strong. Do a mini meditation. For five minutes, close your eyes… (more…)

The 6 Ways Narcissists Resemble Hurricanes

by on October 7, 2018

The dreaded anticipation, presence, and aftermath of a hurricane are devastating to communities, families, and states. But so is a narcissist. Viewing the storm from a distance, you can see it’s massiveness, intensity, and potential destructibility. However, while in the middle of the storm, it is hard to know when you have experienced the worst… (more…)

Are You Suffering from Pre-Hurricane Stress (PHS)?

by on October 7, 2018

As Hurricane Florence heads for the shore with shifting center winds of 130-145 miles per hour, anxiety in residents builds with every changing forecast. The topic of conversation at check-out aisles in grocery stores is which storm have you lived through. Those who have survived many previous storms have already completed their shopping. While others… (more…)

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