The Day the Earth Sneezed

The Day the Earth Sneezed Written by: Jessica Conaway, LMHC Jessica Conaway is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Florida. The majority of her practice is focused on children and families, helping them navigate stressful situations together.  During the Covid-19 outbreak she saw a need to address the anxiety and fears faced […]

Losing Our Laughter

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh” – H.L. Mencken There’s a great blog by James Altucher entitled “What happened to all the laughter?”.  He notes that kids laugh an average of 300 times a day but adults only 5 times a day.  What a loss!!  Kids are still in […]

Office preparations for Coronavirus

To Our Clients At Life Skills Resource Group we want you to know your safety is of utmost concern to us. We wanted to take a moment to let you know what precautions we plan to take to help keep us all safe. What we will be doing We will be removing all magazines and […]

The Luck Of the Irish

“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind” -Irish Proverb So you want the “luck of the Irish”?  We think this refers to an abundance of good fortune long enjoyed by the Irish, but in truth they endured 1,000 years of invasions, exploitation, starvation and immigration before this expression even came […]

Trichotillomania- Hair Pulling

Why do people pull their hair out? The short answer is “it just feels good”. Even though it can cause a lot of distress and embarrassment it feels good to the people who do it. What is Trichotillomania Recurrent hair pulling with noticeable hair loss Tension before pulling or when attempting to resist Pleasure, gratification, […]

Have a Vision, Not a Goal

“In order to carry out a positive action we must first develop a positive vision” – Dalai Lama If you want to accomplish as much as you possibly can, the most important thing to get right is the vision. This is essentially the same as setting your GPS.  Without entering a destination, you don’t stand […]

What does a balloon have to do with a #relationship?

In my work with couples as a #marriageandfamilytherapist I seek to create visual representations for my clients. One of my faves is asking my couples to consider the idea that their relationship is like a balloon and that each of them are responsible to keep this balloon well inflated. How can we keep this metaphorical […]

Are You Getting What You Want Or What You Fear?

“Your mind is a garden.  Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” Christian Mickelsen tells the story of the 3rd co-founder of Apple, and it’s someone you’ve probably never heard of. In 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in the company for $800.00.  Today that 10% is […]

Trauma Sensitive-Yoga

“I do not view post-traumatic stress disorder as a pathology to be managed, suppressed, or adjusted to, but the result of a natural process gone awry. Healing trauma requires direct experience of the living, feeling, knowing organism.”     –  Peter Levine, Ph. D. * * * “The goal of treatment of PTSD is to […]

Depression: What’s Up With That?

As the saying goes depression is the dark shadow creature in the corner.  Sometimes, we know it’s there, and we try to keep it at bay.  Other times, we’ve never noticed the shadow creature until it moves toward us and is absorbed into our consciousness.  The say goes that “when you are depressed, you’re thinking […]

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