What is Emotional Dysregulation?

  What is emotional dysregulation? As a counselor I am often asked by clients, “Why am I all of the sudden so tired?”  Parents wonder what the heck is going on when their child starts crawling on the floor, jumping on the couch, or acting in a way that may seem out of the norm […]

A Fresh Start

Juliana Ochoa, MA, LMCH   A Fresh Start January 1st sounds like a good date to mark the beginning of New Me. We recognize this date as an important day, and it makes sense–  Goodbye Last Year, Hello New Year! Out with the old, in with the new. This is not a bad thing; in […]

Gratitude Attitude

  Gratitude Attitude The holidays are upon us and for many that means activities are in full swing. This is also the season for gift giving. Kids are excited and making their wish lists, but what happens when their gifts are unattainable? Santa may not have that in the budget this year, or mom and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Downside to Perfection

One of our biggest misconceptions in life is that we must constantly strive for perfection. Perfection of intellect. Perfection of body. Perfection of ability in work, school, interests… Perfection in life. The problem with this constant striving of perfection is that it’s simply unattainable. When we make our overall goal to perfect things that we […]

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 […]

Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

This week’s blog post will be about something a little different from our most recent one’s. Although it has to do with our ability to believe in our selves, and illicit self-love, it is more so something that branches off of courage and faith in new beginnings. What I’m talking about is stepping outside of […]

Holding Space

“Holding space” is a phrase I’ve heard used quite frequently within the past few months. It’s something I kept telling myself I was going to learn more about, but for some reason, I just didn’t do my “research”. Finally, I took the time to really sit down and give my full attention to an article that […]

The Power Within

“I’ve been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” -Mark Twain I’m going to ask you to just take a second to really think about this quote. Maybe re-read it a time or two and let the message really sink in. Okay, hopefully by the time you get to this […]

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