LSRG Team Welcomes Diana Hardy

Diana Hardy, MS Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern All of us experience times of darkness and hardship in life. Psychotherapy is the process of working through those in a supportive and confidential relationship, with the hope that those challenges will be transformed into a force that will create decision, change and greater freedom. After nearly […]

Grateful for Everything in Between

I love Thanksgiving and this time of year because I love the idea of being grateful and living gratefully, moment by moment. Thanksgiving is a reminder to say thank you, to show appreciation, to have gratitude. When I was in college, I took a Kurt Vonnegut class and I remember the exact moment I read […]

How can I use journaling to help me?

You may have heard about the benefits of journaling:  it can help you reduce stress, process feelings, better understand yourself, and even help your immune system!  But, if you’re anything like me, maybe you’ve had trouble finding a way of journaling you actually like enough to keep going.  Or maybe you’re journaling already, but you’re not […]

Fend for Yourself Fridays

  Have you ever wanted to just check out as a parent and take the night off? Wanted the kids to take care of themselves even if just for a few hours? Well, now you can! If your kid is old enough to make their own sandwich or use the microwave, I encourage you to […]

Be a Friend to Yourself

Most of us have high expectations of both ourselves and others. This is not always a bad thing. We set goals, we make plans, we want to be successful people as it relates to family, relationships, and money. But oftentimes, how we react to a different outcome of an expectation we had of ourselves can […]

Suicide Prevention: A New Conversation

  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and our community comes together to promote suicide prevention awareness. Understanding and discussing issues surrounding suicide is an important way to help in prevention efforts and help those who struggle with mental health concerns. Suicide is not something that is easy to talk about, but if we know […]

Addiction: The Secret Shame

    It’s been called “the monkey on your back” and other phrases that suggest the seemingly unshakeable hold of addiction.  Just when you think you’ve kicked it, it’s back again and you find yourself discouraged, full of shame and even hopeless.  Alcoholism and addiction are an epidemic in our society, with people falling into self-medicating […]

Nourishing YOU

As many of our blog posts are, this post was inspired by another blogger’s article I found on TinyBuddha.com. As someone who has an interest in fitness, I’ve noticed that there are so many ways for people to achieve their fitness goals. But, something that many people don’t tend to do is simultaneously nourish their […]

20 Easy Tips to Help You Recenter Yourself During the Holidays

With the holiday season amidst, it can be easy for us to feel preoccupied, rushed, and worried. It’s almost ironic how this time of year is supposed to be the most relaxing yet, for many of us, it can end up being the polar opposite. Racing thoughts and last minute shopping can really take a […]

When Life Knocks You Down

Inevitably, there are going to be moments in life where we feel defeated. Sometimes things just don’t go the way we imagined, regardless of how much effort and pre-planning we put into our ideal outcome. Depending on the severity of this “let-down”, the variety of emotions that we may encounter can be plentiful. There’s no […]

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