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How to Utilize CBT for Social Anxiety

By |2022-04-23T14:58:52+02:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Panic attack, Personal development, Phobia, Social Anxiety|

We all have our moments where we find ourselves feeling anxious in social situations. Social anxiety may be brought on by the social situation, such as meeting a significant other's family for the first time. It also can be due to the people you find yourself surrounded with, such as new groups of individuals you [...]

How to Create and Reach Personal Goals

By |2022-04-04T20:34:54+02:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Personal development, Wellness|

I hear people talk constantly about different goals they have for themselves, yet they express difficulty achieving these goals. These desires may be to read a book every week of the year, to lose weight, or to cut down on spending. For far too many people these goals end in disappointment, not for lack of [...]

Finding Hope in Uncertainty

By |2022-03-23T16:29:53+02:00March 26th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|Tags: |

Introduction to Uncertainty The topic of uncertainty can feel overwhelming at the mere mention of the word.  Anxiety-provoking, the word “uncertainty” leaves a sour taste of confusion and sometimes even feelings of helplessness. Philosophers, psychologists, and artists alike will use the topic of uncertainty as a core topic in their work. Yet, despite the scary [...]

Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery Using CBT

By |2022-03-14T19:30:21+02:00March 19th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Personal development, Treatment|

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Alcohol and substance use addiction recovery can be a long and challenging journey. If you are reading this and you are currently on that journey, I would love to take some time and provide you with some [...]

Dos and Don’t on How to Self-Care

By |2022-03-07T23:22:46+02:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Personal development, Wellness|Tags: , , |

You are worthy of self-love. Many of us have heard that self-care is important and that we need to make it a priority.  Yet, what about when we have busy schedules and lifestyles?  What about for the parents, the caregivers, the people who work long shifts or multiple jobs?  Let’s face it, life gets busty [...]

6 Signs of Enmeshment & What to Do

By |2022-02-28T21:06:23+02:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Parenting, Personal development, Relationships|

What is Enmeshment? As relational beings, we have the core desire to love and be loved. This desire is inherently GOOD, but certain factors can cause this desire to become distorted. One way love and connection can become distorted is through enmeshment. Enmeshment is when the lives of two or more people become so intertwined [...]

3 Strategies For Body Positivity

By |2022-02-22T00:59:20+02:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Weight Loss, Wellness|

Our Bodies Post-Holiday Being in mid-February, the holiday season came and went, the Gregorian New Year and Lunar New Year have begun, and Valentine’s Day is officially over. This season of festivities has officially been drawn to a close (for now!) and we all get a chance to step back and relax…right? For some, the [...]

Prioritize Self-Love This Valentine’s Day (+ 3 Strategies How!)

By |2022-02-07T20:40:56+02:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development|

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. For some of us, it can feel like love is in the air a little too much.  While there is often an emphasis on romantic love this time of year, it can be easy to neglect what I argue to be the most [...]

Healthy Open-Ended Decision Making

By |2022-01-25T03:45:32+02:00January 30th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development|Tags: |

Making Decisions...   Every day, we make many decisions. There are two main types of decisions-making we engage in: closed-end decisions and open-ended decisions.  Closed-end decisions involve clear-cut options.  Some example scenarios may include, Do I accept this job offer? Should I buy this sweater in  grey or blue? or Do I make my appointment at [...]

Healthy Habit Tracking for 2022

By |2022-01-18T02:05:38+02:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Personal development|

This Year: Turn the Habits You Want into Manageable Goals! 3...2...1...Happy New Year! The start of a new year means new resolutions, manifestations, goals, and aspirations.  And what better way to track those resolutions than through a habit tracker, right? Habits trackers provide many benefits, most notably providing a bold, organized way to view how [...]

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