What Does Progress Look Like?

What does progress look like? Well, it is messy, very messy. Are you sure you want to see it? Most of us are not so sure that we do – because some part of us knows that the path to get there may not be as “glorious” as the end goal.   We all think […]

Be True to You

Be True to You… Asserting yourself is more about speaking your truth and less about how your audience chooses to respond… Many times we are in situations that require us to take a position. Sometimes we may feel a certain way, but are not aware of exactly what we are feeling. The first step to […]

The Thief of Joy

You might be prone to feel jealous of other people’s success and to feel worse about yourself if you suffer from low self-esteem. This is why it’s important to perceive other people’s achievements in a different light. Not only is it unhealthy to let your self-esteem be swayed by what other people are doing, it […]

Be Open to Surprising Yourself

Have you ever heard of the phrase, What I focus on will grow? The more we pay attention to something, the more it expands. Truly. The more you focus your attention on the bad and ugly, the more you will notice the bad and ugly around you. And the worse you will feel. I am […]

Get Back to Nature for Wellness

         Risa Bos, LMHC Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert  Einstein   Earlier this week, we celebrated Earth Day—a day devoted to protecting the environment through awareness and advocacy for a clean Earth.  There were people who planted trees, held drives to protect wetlands and wildlife, […]

Living Mindfully!

I have found that one of the greatest things I can help my clients with is how to live mindfully – fully embracing the present moment and using the experiences around them for grounding. By fostering a mindful approach to the world, we increase our appreciation for everyday beauty and become less activated by distressing […]

Affirmations

  When I decided I wanted to share a list of affirmations, Louise Hay was the first person who came to mind. Louise dedicated most of her life teaching others how to live a full and empowered life. She believed the use of daily positive affirmations could create a more full and happy life. I […]

What grieving can tell us about everyday life AKA how to avoid avoiding

Krista Bringley-Cain, Orlando Licensed Mental Health Counselor, presents a way to think about what you do with your time that also helps you decide when an action meant to be useful has become avoidance! There’s a theory of grieving called the Dual Process Model that basically says that when someone is experiencing grief they need to go through the feelings […]

A Check-up for Your Memory

  Most of us tend to go to the doctor when symptoms crop up that bother or frustrate us. Have you ever wanted to make an appointment with a medical professional because your memories were robbing you of joy and health? Psychological trauma can cause real difficulties within the memory – sometimes referred to as […]

Self-Care is NOT Optional

  This past week my husband and I had some time off together, and I convinced him to carve out an hour of that time for a massage – it didn’t take a lot of arm twisting. I was long overdue for one, and the poor therapist almost immediately commented on the tension I was […]

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