HEALTH + SLEEP

Physical health and mental health often go hand in hand. If you are struggling with your physical health, studies show your mental health can be strained during this time as well. Read below for more information on health and sleep.

Women’s Health

  • Reproductive Concerns and Infertility
  • Abortion

Pregnancy

  • Postpartum and Prepartum Depression
  • Male Postpartum aka Sad Dad

Disordered Eating

  • Obesity and Weight Concerns
  • Eating Disorders

Long Term Illness

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Pain

Sport Psychology

Sleep

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How to Be Present

In a world full of distraction, being fully present is not always easy. Our mind can become stuck in the past. I should of…I could have…Perhaps your mind goes back to a particularly difficult experience and the painful emotions that are associated with that time in your life.

2021 National Recovery Month Observance

Recovery is for everyone because it benefits everyone. In recovery, we build new connections to ourselves, our families, and our communities. The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that recovery belongs to all of us.

Gratitude Journaling

Gratitude journaling is a great practice that can be utilized as part of developing a daily gratitude practice.

Juggling Summertime Demands

What comes to mind when you think about summer? Perhaps relaxing at the beach, taking leisurely walks, or socializing at backyard BBQs? How about a beautiful sunny day spending vacation time with family and friends at the cabin, on the lake, or a special getaway spot…Maybe a summer beverage or ice cream treat in hand?

Summer Mental Health Facts

Fact #1: Increased anxiety and panic during the summer months can be triggered by hot weather. Physical symptoms of panic-attack such as sweating, heat sensations, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, and feeling faint can be similar to what the body experiences when it becomes too hot/ in high humidity.
Benefits of Friendships

Benefits of Friends

Did you know that there are awesome psychological-benefits for adult friendships? As an adult, you may find your friendships taking a back seat to other aspects of your life; however, making and maintaining meaningful friendships is not only good for mental health, but offers quite a few added benefits.

Supporting Someone with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is not easy to live with, and it can be incredibly challenging to witness a loved one struggle with the different symptoms that make up this disorder.

Men's Mental Health Week 2021

Awareness, prevention, education, and treatment are key aspects for mental health wellness. For men, factors such as social norms, reluctance to seek help, stigma, lack of culturally-competent care, or minimization of symptoms can make it difficult to get treatment for these common mental health problems that are prevalent among men.

Let’s Talk About Postpartum

Postpartum is the magical time when you have your baby and you can finally sleep again and all your dreams are coming true - right? If you are a (new) parent - you probably laughed and / or scoffed at that statement.

Practicing Body Neutrality

For those who struggle with body image concerns, this time of year can bring additional challenges and negative thoughts in managing body checking behaviors, comparisons to other people, and being present when engaging in summer activities such as going to the beach.
Self-CARE for Mother's Day

The 3 R’s: Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate for Mother’s Day

Expecting moms and new moms. Moms to school-aged children, teens, and young adults. Moms that are raising their adult children and grandchildren. Foster moms, step-moms, and co-parents. Neighborhood moms and church moms—It takes a village. Dog moms and cat moms. Even plant moms.
How Are You Sleeping

How Are You Sleeping?

If you find yourself feeling anxious and having a harder time sleeping, excess fear may be a factor. When our bodies are in a high-alert stress state, sleep is often disrupted. This is known as hypervigilance which is a common trauma- related response.
COPING OVER THE LAST YEAR... HOW DID WE DO IT?

Coping Over The Last Year... How Did We Do It?

Online therapy has been an amazing platform. It has been a privilege walk alongside individuals and families during this time in our history.
WOMEN & MENTAL HEALTH

Women & Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults live with mental-illness. While the rates for mental health are similar for all adults, there are unique differences that impact women-patients across all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.
How Meditation Can Help With Getting A Better Night's Sleep

How Meditation Can Help With Getting A Better Night's Sleep

If you are struggling with getting a good night’s sleep, consider the benefits of meditation. Meditation that focuses on sleep helps one be present in the moment
TUNE INTO YOUR BODY TO INCREASE RESILIENCY AND HAPPINESS

Tune Into Your Body To Increase Resiliency and Happiness

Rather than just focusing on the neck up, therapists are incorporating body work by taking a more holistic approach and integrating the rest of the body!
HOW TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS AND HOW SHAME CAN AFFECT YOUR EATING HABITS

How to Practice Mindfulness and How Shame Can Affect Your Eating Habits

Eating is a daily practice that helps nourish our bodies by keeping them strong and healthy. It is the “fuel” that provides energy for the day. Eating habits may become unhealthy patterns ladened with guilt and shame
STUCK ON NEGATIVE THINKING

Stuck on Negative Thinking

For many of us, we tend to get stuck on negative thinking. For some reason, our brains defer to the negative. According to the National Science Foundation, 80% of our thoughts are negative and 95% of our thoughts are repetitive. WOW. That is a lot of negative, repetitive thoughts!
SEASONAL DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

Seasonal Depressive Disorder

SAD? Are you feeling tired, lacking energy, experiencing fatigue, and a loss of motivation?Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is viewed as a form of major depression. In addition to depressed mood and/ or decreased interest or pleasure activities.
BEING MINDFUL AND COMPASSIONATE IN TOUGH CONVERSATIONS

Being Mindful and Compassionate in Tough Conversations

Tough conversations often create discomfort and can lead to avoidance. There may be reluctance to speak up due to fear of consequences. What will people think? How do I manage my own anxiety? Consider for a moment that remaining silent during tough conversations also communicates a message. What message do you wish to convey?
WHY IS THERAPY VALUABLE?

Why is Therapy Valuable?

Imagine success…becoming the best version of yourself. That is one of the many amazing benefits of therapy. Since mental illness alters a person's thoughts, feelings, and/ or behaviors in distinct ways, therapy helps one gain better control of these areas.
SELF-CARE WHEEL

Self-CARE Wheel

As we look toward 2021, many of us may take time to reflect on resolutions and intentions to carry into the upcoming new year. For those who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image, this time of year may be especially challenging due to the constant rhetoric and messages around programs designed for weight loss. If you are in recovery from an eating disorder, diet culture’s strong presence during this time may activate parts of you to feel ambivalent around your recovery goals. This is normal and this does not mean you are failing for having those thoughts. You are not alone!
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Silent Night: The Importance of Rest

For a moment, I want to take you back to the start of the First World War, during the Christmas Truce of 1914 along the Western front when German and British soldiers fighting in the trenches declared their own official truce. For a moment, enemies came together for a moment to share in the Christmas spirit. Gunfire fell silent. The tune to the popular Christmas carol "Silent Night" could be heard from a distance on the battlefield, known in German words as "Stille Nacht" during the Christmas truce over 100-years-ago. It was a beautiful moment of peace during a time that was known as one of the bloodiest wars in history.

Thankfulness / Gratitude

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word grateful as “showing an appreciation of kindness.” Being grateful is an action whereas being thankful is a feeling. While the holidays have looked different this year, especially compared to past years, I reflect on thankfulness and choose to practice gratitude.