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Death Anxiety: The First and Final Fear

The fear of death is an experience that we all face at some point in our lives. This fear is universal because death is universal. Feelings of anxiety concerning our passing may increase as we enter the latter years of our life. This does not mean that exploring our death anxiety is a task reserved…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or known as PTSD affects a lot of people that have experienced or witnessed a terrifying event (Maya Clinic, 2021). It is often seen within a month after a terrifying traumatic event has happened. These traumatic events include abuse or neglect of all sorts, veterans that have seen combat, experiencing a terrible…

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

What does anxiety feel like?  Common anxiety symptoms are: Feeling nervous, restless or tense Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom Having an increased heart rate Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation) Sweating Trembling Feeling weak or tired Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry Having trouble sleeping Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems…

The Ins and Outs of Depression

Have you ever noticed yourself or a loved one having a lack of motivation? A random, but sudden change in mood and habits? A lack of interest in things that you/they once loved to do? Think about it like a wave. Depression can hit at random points throughout one’s life or after a major event. …

Do you know someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a disorder that ranges in severity.  Symptoms typically surface in childhood.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is four times more likely to occur in males. Early signs to look for. A person with ASD might: Not respond to their name (the child may appear deaf) Not point at objects or things of interest, or…

Do You Have ADHD?

ADD and ADHD have become popular buzz words to describe being inattentive, implusive or forgetful.  ADHD symptoms are: People with ADHD may exhibit signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness but also…. Fail to give close attention to details or make careless mistakes in work Have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or fun activities Don’t listen when spoken…

Fear, Worry and Anxiety Can Be Paralyizing

Do you let fear, worry and anxiety stop you from moving forward in your life? Did you know that these things can paralyze you so that you cannot properly respond to the events that life might throw at you?  A counselor can help you reframe events so that you can see how they will help…

How Heavy is your Suitcase?

Do you feel like you are walking through life carrying a suitcase that just keeps adding weight with each struggle that life throws at you? Some days, it may feel like the weight is something you can carry. Other days, it might feel so heavy that you feel crushed. Consider meeting with a counselor to…

The Lies You Choose to Believe

What lies are holding you back? I really should have it all together. Everyone has a perfect life except for me. No one else makes mistakes. Your lies may sound different, but you can choose not to believe them! Life happens, and sometimes it is necessary to have a neutral party to listen. A counselor…

Therapy and Counseling are Two Different Things

Therapy and counseling are two different things. Let me explain. Counseling is short-term and is perfect for overcoming grief from the loss of a loved one, divorce, or any other traumatic life events that you just need help wrapping your head around so you can get closure. Therapy is long-term and is good for deep…

How Are You Doing? Really?

How are you feeling….really?  Winter is in full swing and there is less sunlight. If you notice that you aren’t feeling like your normal self, you are not alone! Many people experience seasonal depression.  The lack of Vitamin D can cause what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  It is appropriately abbreviated as SAD.  Typically the…

Life Hacks for the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in ways that we could never have imagined when the year 2020 started.  Basic routines that we took for granted are suddenly unavailable to us! What were some routines that your family had prior to the pandemic?  Did you go out to dinner as a family?  Did you…

What’s Your Vibe?

What’s Your Vibe? Take a good look at your life.  What kind of energy is in it?  Do you experience anger or a lot of negativity?  Do you experience positive and uplifting moments? Now that you have considered that for a moment, think about what kind of energy you are putting into the world.  Newton’s…

What is PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder When you hear the phrase PTSD what do you think of?  Military veterans returning from war?  To be truthful, many people do!  There are so many other situations that can cause the disorder, though. The actual definition is “a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of…

Sail

I love pictures of sailboats on the water. I love the idea that the sailboat uses wind, which can sometimes be labeled as “bad”, to its advantage. The ballast of a sailboat is found underneath it. It is made of heavy metal to offset the heavy winds that can catch the sails. The sails need…

Everything is Working for Good

You are what is beyond the fog in your brain. You are the space above the white clouds in the sky. Like the airplane that glides above them and stays the course. It follows the course plotted in spite of the clouds, because it knows there is a beautiful destination beyond the clouds. There is…

Life Hacks

Growth = More = Better What in your life needs more?  What do you need to measure, move and change? What do you measure in your life?  Sometimes we don’t like the objective picture of where we are.  We don’t have the right job, we don’t make enough money, we don’t have the right car,…

How Do You Define Life?

Life = The sum of your trials, storms, valleys, pain and your very sweet rewards.  You need the trials blended with the sweet stuff. Even the sweetest cake wouldn’t taste the same without the salt to add flavor. There is life and death in the words you speak.  Leadership is taking someone to a place…

What Would You Say??

I had to do it.  I just did.  I love music and as soon as I hear the phrase, “What would you say?”  – I immediately think of Dave Matthews Band!  My husband is not as big of a fan as I am.  His loss!  We definitely joke about it, though!  The fun cut up…

We Are All Just Human, After All

Who are you….really?  Do you label yourself by a job title, by your role in a relationship, by your own personal accomplishments?  Let’s be honest…that’s really all they are.  Labels.  Labels can be peeled off, ripped apart, and thrown in the trash.  Why would you want to label yourself with anything that is so temporary?…

The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link Did you ever watch the show “The Weakest Link?”  I can still remember the part of the show where contestants voted off a team member who they believed was the weakest link.  The announcer would always state in a monotone voice, “You are the weakest link.  Goodbye.” Have you ever noticed that…

How to Win at Parenting

Have you ever been at Wal-Mart waiting to check out and you suddenly hear a child screaming for candy?  When their mother tells them no, they proceed to flail and scream until they get what they want.  The mother cannot stand the crying and whining and gives in to the demand for candy.  And so,…

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

“Let’s talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me.   Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be.”  I still remember hearing the song as a kid.  It was fun, upbeat and it just had a way of making you want to sing along. How do we bring…

Sunglasses At Night

My 4 year old insisted that he needed to wear sunglasses at night. As a parent, I chuckled about this and then tried to explain to him how silly it was. It was futile to even attempt the conversation. He was wearing them, because they fit his mood at that very moment. Or, they happened…

Negative Thoughts Impact Your Health!

In the last blog post we talked about the ANTS (automatic negative thoughts that enter our brain.)  They are strong little creatures that can carry the heavy weight of a negative thought into our brain and totally disrupt our neurochemistry, causing unnecessary anxiety and stress. For every thought you have, a surge of electrical currents from…

ANTs

  Did you know that ants can lift 50 times their body weight?  Another fun fact about ants – some ants take over and enslave other ants. There are many other fun facts about these tiny creatures, but these two facts stand out to me. I can picture them forming lines and carrying heavy pieces…

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