3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

https://youtu.be/9XhMLqAz5j4 Subscribe to my YouTube channel There are three things that you can easily do for yourself as a busy, stay-at-home parent. Some of us are prone to take on more than we can handle. We may experience nagging worries or anxiety around accomplishing to-do lists. Lastly, some of us are way too hard on … Continue reading 3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and Not an Engineer)

I became a professional Christian counselor because God has created me with the characteristics and talents that it takes to be a great counselor. I recognized these characteristics when I was a teenager, as friends would often come to me for support or advice. My friends felt that I was a good listener and a … Continue reading Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and Not an Engineer)

Gardening Improves Mental Health

Some people love gardening, they love getting in the dirt, being outside, the cultivating, and the rewards. Our ancestors' ancestors' succeeded through working the land. That positive behavior and impact on our reward systems is there and ready to be used. Even for novice gardeners, gardening improves mental health. Research reflects that there's a possible … Continue reading Gardening Improves Mental Health

Body Image Journal Prompt for Athletes

JOURNAL PROMPT Write about your story with body image. Include how you have worked through and continue to work through challenges related to it. You may write about this however you'd like. As a female athlete, I did this prompt myself, I found it easy to do it in a timeline, beginning with when I … Continue reading Body Image Journal Prompt for Athletes

Cultivate Positive Mindset: Affirmations and quotes

CULTIVATE POSITIVE MINDSET WITH THESE AFFIRMATIONS AND QUOTES. FIND ONE THAT SPEAKS TO YOU, WRITE IT DOWN, AND PLACE IT SOMEWHERE THAT YOU WILL SEE IT. A positive mindset leads to positive results. "The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."Winston Churchill You got this. Do what you love and … Continue reading Cultivate Positive Mindset: Affirmations and quotes

Are You Working on Your Mindset Everyday?

What is a mindset? Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel and behave in any given situation. Our thoughts can shape how we behave, so in order to achieve our highest goals, we must know how to manage … Continue reading Are You Working on Your Mindset Everyday?

Do your research if you’re deciding whether to use a mental health app or tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

Tech/big companies using apps and other platforms Being transparent, while writing this article, I'm using a vague description, not naming any companies, to protect myself. There are a few companies that come to mind. These companies are not owned by mental health professionals. The companies act more as a therapist directory or as a way … Continue reading Do your research if you’re deciding whether to use a mental health app or tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Manage anxiety by deciding with uncertainty. When you're making a tough decision, all you can do is make the best choice for what you know right then and there. Our brains like certainty, we are creatures of habit. We rely on pre-existing patterns that are familiar, which is safe and effortless. Many of our behaviors … Continue reading Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Painted Rocks

Moraine State Park Bike Path Have you ever noticed painted rocks with nice messages on your walk, hike or at the park? The idea behind painting rocks and leaving them about in nature is for people to find them and to feel inspired or to receive a positive reminder. The person who finds a rock … Continue reading Painted Rocks

Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC: Shannon’s personal story, counseling sessions, anxiety and management

Before we dive into a seriously good conversation on anxiety, here's some background information about Sam and Shannon. Sam Becker Sam Becker, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a Mindset Business Coach and creator of Entrepreneur With... After suffering through mindset issues of his own for 10+ years, he finally decided to make ultimate … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC: Shannon’s personal story, counseling sessions, anxiety and management