Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Sometimes, it’s hard to relax. We have so much on our plates at any one time that your day could look like a collage of activities, tasks, and plans that you feel personally responsible for, which can be an incredible feeling. But what about when the day is over, and it’s time to wind down…

Self-Talk, Positive or Negative: 9 Tips to Change, Im...

How do you speak to yourself? Inside, how do you address yourself? It’s a more important question than you may realize because self-talk, positive or negative, can change your life. If you take a walk through your local book store or scroll through your newsfeed, you’d find an abundance of posts about “positive attitude.” And…

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How to Balance Work and Life – Therapist Approv...

It is rare that any functioning adult in 2021 doesn’t feel overwhelmed. With the world reopening, your schedule is out of control, you have less and less and less free time. You have no time or energy to do the things you want, and it’s probably because you have no idea how to balance life…

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We Need to Talk About Racial Trauma

To state the obvious: 2020 has been a year of much racial turmoil and reckoning, and we have all been introduced or reintroduced to a wide range of terms of concepts. Jarring, and debated among us, has been rhetoric, including “white supremacy, privilege, and fragility—opinions about systemic racism, critical race theory, and reconciliation swirl through…

What is Mental Health

Mental Health: What It Is & How to Improve it

2020 has been challenging, and you have likely handled obstacles that you were not expecting. A fair amount of these challenges may have been out of your control. Though difficulties are typical, the knockout this year delivered is not. So, here are some tips and tricks to help you better understand and care for your…

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Emotional Health vs. Mental Health: The Real Differen...

Envision mental health as the ocean, with emotional health being the waves. With that comparison in mind, consider the differences. Mental health involves processing all the information we encounter, but emotional health is more about the feelings provoked by the data processed. Emotional and mental health are related but markedly different. Everyone gets anxious at…

Coping with Food Family Stress Holidays

Coping Skills for Family, Food, and Stress During the...

Our therapists recognize the holiday season to be stressful, no matter what holiday you find yourself celebrating. There is a lot of preparation, planning, adjusting, and executing involved during this time of the year, and that’s not even considering your usual responsibilities. So our counseling group developed these coping skills to help you through this…

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Ways to Relieve Stress & Build Resilience

Stress is a normal part of life. At times, however, events put our stress levels on high alert for an extended period of time. The responses to stress are as numerous as are the approaches to dealing with and reducing stress. We can respond to stress in a self-harmful way or a resilient way. For…

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Physical Effects of Stress: 7 Ways Stress Can Impact ...

Effects of Stress on the Body Stress exists in many forms. Any situation you are not in control of is stressful. The effects of stress are commonly known. Yet you may not be aware of the way it impacts you physically. Stress takes its toll in countless ways. It is commonly found to be at…

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How to Stop Worrying and Reduce Anxiety

We live in a worrisome time. COVID-19 and all its related concerns — from health to finances to social isolation — has created fertile ground for stress, anxiety and excessive worry. The concerns of life pre-virus have likely not faded away. There are some new trending behaviors, e.g. hand-washing, social distancing, and sheltering-in-place. Daily COVID-related…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding & Self-Soothing Techniques for Adults Use these skills to self soothe, calm and manage difficult, overwhelming emotions and sensations Learning how to self soothe is as important for adults as it is for babies. Grounding and self soothing is how we calm our bodies when we are overloaded by stress or overwhelming emotions. You…

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Thanksgiving and Guests with Political Differences: 5...

This year’s election has been more contentious than most. Everyone’s still on edge and feelings are raw on both sides. Lucky you, you get to spend Thanksgiving with all these people. Before you cancel Thanksgiving altogether because you don’t know how to handle these political differences, try these 5 tips instead to keep the peace.…

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

When we think of chronic stress, we think of pressure at work or school, or maybe stress caused by being in a home with an abusive spouse or parent. During the time of COVID-19, stress can show up in the fear of safety, job loss, and the threat of you or a loved contracting the…


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