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Holiday Mindfulness: A Reprieve From the Hustle and Bustle

We are in the crunch season for the holidays. Many people are hustling and bustling. Stress is in the air. There are the gifts to finish purchasing, menus to be planned, food to be bought, and figuring out who is going where. Perhaps you are navigating among a few families and trying to figure out [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Holiday Mindfulness: A Reprieve From the Hustle and Bustle

How to Survive the Holidays with Social Anxiety

If you have social anxiety, the holiday seasons may be filled with dread. It may make things even worse knowing that many people look forward to the holiday festivities. You may think something is wrong with you as you don’t share in their enthusiasm. However, there are some things you can do that may help. [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Survive the Holidays with Social Anxiety

9 Ways to Quiet Your Eating Disorder Voice

The holidays are exciting for many people. All the festivities, parties, and gatherings are something to look forward to. However, your eating disorder, can be a source of dread at this time of year. Just about every gathering involves food or drink, which can evoke a great amount of fear. There is also a sense of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 9 Ways to Quiet Your Eating Disorder Voice

11 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Are you already experiencing holiday stress? It appears that we are reminded of the holidays as soon as Halloween is over. There is so much to do and so little time. There are many ways that you can reduce the stress and pressure that you most likely put upon yourself. Below is a list of [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 11 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

What Are Your Grateful For?

Being that it is Veterans Day and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, talking about gratitude seemed to be apropos for this weeks blog. When you take time to think about it, there are many things to be grateful for. Our Veterans Let's start with our Veterans. If you are a vet or someone in [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Are Your Grateful For?

Do You Control Your Anxiety, Or Does It Control You?

What is the cost to control your anxiety? What do you give up because of it? Are there relationships that you lost? How does it affect your family? Anxiety is one of the main reasons that people come to therapy. You Feel Like You Are Going Crazy Many people with anxiety fear that they are [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Do You Control Your Anxiety, Or Does It Control You?

How to Fight Fair When Your Partner Won’t

Perhaps you don’t fight fair and realize that your relationship is in trouble. The way you attempt to resolve conflict goes nowhere. You get into the same relationship dynamics that keep you stuck. Of course the two of you try to do everything you know how to do to move forward, and get nowhere. You [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to Fight Fair When Your Partner Won’t

What Mask Do You Hide Behind?

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it would be apropos to talk about the masks that we wear. Not the literal one that you might for a costume, but the figurative ones that we use on a regular basis.  What do you hide from others? Is there something you don't want them [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Mask Do You Hide Behind?

5 Reasons Why Awkward is Amazing

For anyone out there who feels awkward and socially anxious, there is a wonderful book for you called Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro. Ty acknowledges that his social interactions are far from smooth. Through his own challenges he has found that there are actually some advantages [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Awkward is Amazing

You’ll Never Guess When Self-Esteem is Highest

I was recently asked to do a radio interview on self-esteem. You may wonder exactly what the term actually means. Basically it is our evaluation of our own worth, or confidence in our abilities to do something. We can look at our overall self-esteem, which tends to be more stable. Or someone may base it [...]

By | October 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on You’ll Never Guess When Self-Esteem is Highest