always tired

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…

mom burnout

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…

time for a mental health tune up

Feeling a Little Bit Off-Kilter? See Your Local Thera...

You take care of your car with regular maintenance and tune-ups. You also take care of your physical health with annual checkups. But many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up as well. If you feel like you’ve been out of sorts lately, it’s a good time…

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…

Why Your Emotional Health is so Important and How You Can Improve It Houston TX

Why Your Emotional Health is so Important and How You...

Emotional health seems to come as an afterthought to a lot of people. Magazines line the racks near the grocery store checkout line with titles such as “Bigger Biceps in 30 Days!” or “Lose the Beer Belly with This Simple Trick!” But you don’t see a lot of titles about improving your mental and emotional…

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Wellness for a Meaningful Life

Wellness can be defined as a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated to live life more fully. It is the optimum state of health and well-being that each of us are capable of achieving.   In our counseling practice in Houston, we utilize a…

mindfulness meditation and emotional pain

Meditation for Pain Management

  Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain in Recent Research Study   A recent study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centers showed that people with minimal training on mindfulness meditation were able to curb the intensity of physical pain by 40% and pain unpleasantness by 57% simply through meditation for pain management   The participants only completed…

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Dealing with Midlife Change

Dealing with Midlife Change   Benefits of the Midlife Checkup Taking the time to assess how your life is going at midlife and plan for midlife change can result in benefits such as these:   -It can help you identify and intensify your inner strengths. -You can find your own voice and express it your own…

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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,…

Dealing with unfinished business

Letting Go of the Past

Unfinished Business People have a difficult time letting go of the past because they are held back by unfinished business. They may regret choice they have made or feel guilty about past actions. As long as guilt and regret are not resolved, it is difficult to move forward. The Regret Epidemic Regret is an emotion…

Journal Exercises for Self-Exploration

Self Help Journal for Self Discovery and Expression

33 Ways to Use Your Self Help Journal for Discovery and Expression As a therapist, I often suggest to clients that they explore their feelings and thoughts by keeping a journal. Sometimes clients ask for a bit of direction with this process. Here are some journaling ideas if you’re not sure where to start: Write…

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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