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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…

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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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How to Set Healthy Relationship Boundaries

Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself? Do you agree to things you don’t want to do? Do you take things personally that might not be personal? You may benefit from learning how to set personal boundaries in relationships. Learning how to set healthy relationship boundaries can also help you increase your self-esteem…

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How Our Therapists Are Coping with Social Distancing

We are all impacted by the effects of the global coronavirus. The changes we’ve all experienced from social distancing, the disconnect from physical interactions, the unknown for the future, and loss and grief are challenging. At the same time, there is a lot we can do in the present moment to cope with the impact…

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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Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

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Essential Self-Care Techniques this Fall

With the temperatures and weather changing, your mental health might be affected. It’s a time of change that can affect your mood, actions, and even how you think about yourself. This means it becomes even more important to consciously prioritize your well-being so you don’t fall into the trap of the changing seasons. Self-care techniques…

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Are You ALWAYS Tired? 5 Things That May Be Draining Y...

Did you know that fatigue is the most common issue women bring up with their doctors? Of course, no matter what your gender, it always seems like there’s too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it all! Although there’s no way to magically get more time, there are things…

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7 Ways Negative Family Communication Contributes to M...

The list of factors that can potentially cause mom burnout is long. Very long. Up near the top is negative family communication. Mom is almost always the nerve center of family activities and emotions. That alone is enough to cause burnout. When communication has turned sour—or stopped completely—all bets are off. 7 Ways Negative Family…

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Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Cope with...

Unable to move, she stood as if frozen. Her heart pounded in her chest, clenching her whole body – her will – in an unrelenting grip. Her head began to spin. The dizzy feeling slowly but steadily increased as her surroundings seemed to close in on her. What she perceived with her senses was surreal,…

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Is Your Perfectionism Contributing to Your (Mom) Depr...

Today’s society highly values perfection. The internet, TV, magazines, and social media flaunt perfection to such a degree that we’re lead to believe unless everything is perfect we cannot be successful or happy. Our culture’s approach to parenting has not escaped this trend either. There exists the erroneous belief that unless we are perfect moms…

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7 Ways to Make the Peace and Joy of the Holiday Seaso...

Whether you live in a big city like Houston with a population of over two million or in a small town with just a few hundred residents, during the holiday season you’re bound to notice that many people try to be more joyous and peaceful. It’s by no means easy, of course. The holidays can…

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When Grief Won’t Let Go, Grief Counseling Can Pull ...

In 2015, more than 23,000 people died in the city of Houston alone – leaving a vastly greater number of people grieving their loss. While it isn’t the only cause of grief, death is the chief one. The more significant the loss – someone especially close to you – the more intense the grief will…


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