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…

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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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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 way. -You…

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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…

diets don't work

Food for Thought: Diets Don’t Work

Have you been thinking you need to “shed extra pounds”, “eat right”, and go on a diet? Weight loss is the obsession everywhere you turn. Today I just want to share with you some information adapted from the National Eating Disorders Association about why this might not be the best idea. That’s right. Diets don’t…

how to manage stress

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Manage Stress

Do you feel that your life is out of control? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it impossible to make time for yourself? Do you need to learn how to manage stress? When people come to therapy, they are often feeling overwhelmed by the stressors in their life. Change is stressful even when it…


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