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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. …Read the rest…

Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding Techniques Grounding techniques are a set of tools used to assist you to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other overwhelming emotions. Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in-control by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. Grounding techniques are useful …Read the rest…

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Tips to Stop Worrying and Reduce Anxiety

Do these thoughts sound familiar to you? What if I made a mistake at work? What if my child is sick? What if I they don’t like me? What if I can’t handle the stress? Ambiguity causes anxiety. When you don’t know what’s happening or might happen, you go into “what-if” thinking mode. If it’s …Read the rest…

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won't Let Go Houston TX

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Do you always find yourself worrying “what if?” Is it hard for you to turn off your brain and relax because you’re always thinking…and over thinking? Anxiety can come in many forms, and this type, generalized anxiety disorder, affects an estimated three to four percent of the population. While generalized anxiety disorder doesn’t usually lead …Read the rest…

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

Understanding and Healing Chronic Stress

When we think of stress, we probably think of pressure at work or school, or maybe stress caused by being in a home with an abusive spouse or parent. But there are many different kinds of stress, ranging from physical stressors within our bodies (immune disorders) or our environment (black mold) to stressors that come …Read the rest…

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Why Superwoman Isn’t a Mom and Mom’s Not Superwom...

Society expects a lot from moms, and moms put a lot of pressure on themselves to be super women. But, Superwoman isn’t real. So why try to be her? “Superwoman Syndrome” The term “superwoman,” to denote a woman who overworks herself in order to be outstanding as both a mother and career woman, was first …Read the rest…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is …Read the rest…

5 Reasons Perfectionism Prevents Success, Houston, TX

5 Reasons Perfectionism Prevents Success

Leslie has always gotten straight A’s. Leslie’s family and teachers constantly told her how intelligent and hard-working she was. She continued to work for their praise all through college and law school.   Leslie just landed the perfect job at a law firm, but something isn’t right. Leslie feels like she’s struggling to stay ahead. …Read the rest…

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In the Grip of Anger? Take These Steps to Break Free

James is married and has three kids. He loves his wife and his children, but lately he feels like he’s been pushing them away with loud displays of anger he can hardly control. He doesn’t want to feel so frustrated all the time, and he wishes he could cool down more easily. It seems like …Read the rest…

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Stress Management Tips

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Stress itself is unavoidable, particularly in our fast paced lifestyles. Some stress is good. It’s when stress is persistent over time that it can lead to negative physical, mental and emotional consequences. Being able to manage stress is important in order to live healthy, happy and productive lives. Are you feeling the impact of …Read the rest…

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Reduce Holiday Stress for a Happier Holiday

Do you ever feel that things don’t go as planned during the holidays? Whether it’s staying mindful with food and not uncomfortably over-indulging or feeling disappointed when family members revert to old patterns of behavior, it’s easy to feel let down after the holiday build up. The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, of …Read the rest…

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Managing Traumatic Stress

Have you experienced a disaster or other traumatic event?  If you’ve been involved in a disaster, experienced trauma, or similar event, it’s normal to initially experience shock and denial. Both shock and denial are your body’s protective reactions.   Shock is a sudden and often intense disturbance of your emotional state that may leave you feeling …Read the rest…


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