Making A Game Plan

Making A Game Plan

Symptoms related to depression and anxiety are two of the most frequent reasons people seek therapy. While there are a myriad of triggers that can create a depressed or anxious state, anecdotally I have noticed that when clients feel backed into a corner and perceive...

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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity… Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow” ~ Melody...

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Freedom Through Forgiveness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” (Anonymous) Enduring some degree of pain and adversity is part of the human experience. We have all experienced disappointment over dashed expectations or grieved some sort of loss. As...

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Parenting 101 : Setting Clear Expectations

Parenting 101 : Setting Clear Expectations

Wouldn’t it be nice if kids came with an instruction manual- a clear, user-friendly guide on how to successfully navigate the wonderful world of parenting? Perhaps a checklist of sorts on how to raise a healthy, well-balanced human being? Despite parenting often being...

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Serenity Now!

Serenity Now!

No, I’m not referring to that infamous Seinfeld episode from years ago! I am referring to a basic philosophy that is the cornerstone of Alcoholic’s Anonymous (AA)~ the Serenity Prayer. Most people have heard some version of it. My version goes like this:...

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Easy Mindfulness

Easy Mindfulness

All too often we ruminate over the past- the “would haves” or “should haves”, or we worry about the future – the “what ifs?” if you are constantly stuck in the past or worried about the future, then you are not LIVING IN THE PRESENT! Mindfulness is to be aware of what...

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Mindfulness Made Simple

Mindfulness Made Simple

Mindfulness in a Daffodil Source: “Mindfulness” has become a buzzword that is often misinterpreted. What is mindfulness? How can it benefit you? Mindfulness is much more basic than most people realize. In fact, I’ve isolated 3 easy steps to kickstart a state of...

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