9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alcohol or Shopping) Houston, TX

9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alc...

You find yourself suffering emotionally and looking for anything to help ease the emotional pain. What can you do? Perhaps you could turn to alcohol to numb the pain. Or you might use food to cope and over time start binging. You might decide to buy something new to distract yourself. Shopping, food, and alcohol aren’t a problem…

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing specific muscle groups and then relaxing them. It is termed “progressive” because you relax all major muscle groups, starting at the head and working your way down to your feet, relaxing them one at a time. In only 10 to 15 minutes you can achieve total…

Supermom, houston, tx

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…

7 Steps Toward Greater Self-Acceptance

7 Steps toward Greater Self-Acceptance & Self-Co...

From magazines to TV to billboards on the highway, it seems like everywhere you look, there are messages telling you who to be and how you’re not yet there. From an early age, your family likely influenced you with their own ideas about what success means. You might have learned to hold off on seeing…

stress management tips, houston, tx

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…

boundaries

Setting Boundaries and Caring for Yourself

What Does “Setting Boundaries” Mean? You may be familiar with the psychological term “boundaries”, but what does it mean and how does it apply to you? Put plainly, boundaries are the line between where I end and you begin. Healthy boundaries define who we are in relation to others. They also help us to know…

new year resolutions

Countdown to the New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions With each new year, we feel we are granted the gift of a fresh start.  Based on this belief, armed with renewed hope and optimism, we make new year’s resolutions.  We make the promise to ourselves to improve our lives in some way, whether it be physically, socially, emotionally, or professionally. Often,…

self-care assessment

Self-Care Assessment

This assessment tool provides an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care. Self-care is essential for optimum physical and emotional health and can reduce the impact of major stress as well as helping you to feel balanced in your life. After completing the full self-care assessment, choose one item from each area that you will…


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