The Power of “AND”

Posted Posted in Coping, Relationships, Resiliency

“And” is a word that we don’t often think about.  It is quite powerful Let’s start by looking at the following examples “I really liked your presentation, but I think you could make a few improvements” What do you take away from that statement? Do you think you would walk away thinking “boy, that person […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About A School Shooting

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Parenting, Resiliency, Trauma

The recent shooting at a high school in Florida on Valentine’s Day has understandably left many of us feeling very shaken. Since this time, there have been several conversations and debates regarding things like gun control, school security procedures, and mental health awareness and treatment. During a time when emotions are running high and politics […]

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The Easy, Quick Solutions are Usually NOT Best: Beware of Common Thinking Errors

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Resiliency

Life is not easy.  At some of the most difficult times, we are asked to make complex decisions about out health, our family, our job or other important parts of our lives.  When it comes to mental health, easy answers are particularly tempting. Thinking errors are common for ALL people, including people who are well-educated, […]

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Underdog Is My Spirit Guide: Lessons in Self-Trust

Posted Posted in Coping, Resiliency

It was a beautiful day on the equator, particularly on this stretch of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. The sun was shining, birds were singing, and everywhere I looked the flowers were blooming in splendor. It was also hot, and the direct sunlight was intense. Although it was the wet season, it was uncharacteristically dry. […]

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Self-Care Thoughts as You Go Through Trauma or Hardship.

Posted Posted in Coping, Gratitude, Latest News, Resiliency, Self-care, Trauma

Most people go through something terribly hard in their lives. A study from the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that out of over 1000 people in the US, almost 70% had experienced some type of traumatic experience.  These events can include things like traumatic death, sexual assault, and domestic assault.   Rates are […]

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Child Therapist Post: Why Yoga is Good For Kids

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Parenting, Resiliency, Self-care

What is Yoga? Yoga is a series of physical poses that work to unify the mind and body. Also, yoga is an easy and fun for parents and children to do together. Kids benefit from yoga in many ways Yoga increases mindfulness Practicing yoga helps children to quiet their minds and better focus. By quieting […]

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Psychologist Post: Your Posture Can Increase Your Confidence

Posted Posted in Coping, Mental Health, Resiliency, Self-care

We have known for a long time that there is a relationship between our thoughts, our feelings, and what we do. Cognitive behavioral therapists often refer to this as the cognitive triangle (pictured below).   For example, if we tell ourselves, “This is going to be hard,” we often feel overwhelmed or scared, and our hearts […]

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