Take things in shorter strides and enjoy the journey of life. Shorter strides doesn't always mean slower. Sometimes we rush to get to where we're going because the journey is long and stressful, we want to just get there! It is stressful to rush. If we look at the journey in sections, it can be … Continue reading Why are You in Such a Hurry?
You can find the right outpatient private practice counselor for you at an affordable rate, you just need to know how to go about doing so. Almost everyone shops around looking for the right counselor who either accepts their insurance or that they can afford to see if they pay out-of-pocket. A breakdown in the … Continue reading How Do I Find Affordable Counseling?
I first heard of the beach ball metaphor while watching a video through PESI (one of my continuing education providers). Arielle Schwartz, Ph D (see her books here) uses the beach ball metaphor to explain how we can manage our dysregulated emotions. Arielle Schwartz, PhD provides a mind-body healing exercise that can help trauma survivors … Continue reading Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation
"Do I belong here?" "Who am I to be doing this sort of work?" "I feel like a fraud, though I'm not doing anything wrong, but sometimes this feels wrong." Dealing with imposter syndrome can be confusing. Someone who is feeling like an imposter may have these thoughts and emotions, one side telling you that … Continue reading What to Do about Imposter Syndrome
We don't always like to ask for help, a lot of times we'll wait until we're feeling completely overwhelmed by emotions and stress. While there are multiple reasons that we might behave this way, such as fear of failure or rejection, for example... however, this article isn't about the whys. Let's get right to the … Continue reading Spinning Your Wheels? Ask for Help When You’re Stuck
1% - Think about it If we made a small change in our lives every single day, just 1% better, what would our lives look like? How much improvement would we see? How much closer would we be to our goals? We often don't notice tiny changes or progress until they build up over time. … Continue reading 1% Better Habits and Goals
Is anxiety keeping you from reaching your goals? Would you like to work on building up healthy habits that reflect your goals? When I work with people, we talk about what they care to address and where they'd like to see themselves. After that, we come up with a plan. A literal plan that I … Continue reading Want to work on managing anxiety and building healthy habits?
How to set goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based This is important framework for creating any goal, short-term or long-term. I keep this structure in mind when helping people set goals and intentions. We work smart ▪︎ We are specific ▪︎ We look at the details of the desired outcome ▪︎ We talk about what … Continue reading How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals