Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don’t we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

9 Habits that Boost Your Mood

Have you been feeling depressed or lost? By developing some healthy habits you can alter your mood for the better. The 9 habits in this video are small steps that you can take, plus little research tidbits. 1. Practice gratitude2. Give compliments3. Experience and go with the flow4. Savor the little moments5. Exercise6. Get enough … Continue reading 9 Habits that Boost Your Mood

4 FAQ about Shannon’s Counseling Services

Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC How participatory are you during sessions? I participate in every session. There are times where the client does most of the talking and they find it very helpful. There are also times when I talk more because I'm teaching or sharing valuable information. How long should I commit to being in … Continue reading 4 FAQ about Shannon’s Counseling Services

12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that can trigger our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, but after a certain degree of experiencing them, they can become harmful. You might have heard the phrase, “you are what you think,” or the quote by Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Our … Continue reading 12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

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 a Positive Mindset with Affirmations and Quotes

Find one that speaks to you, write it down, and place it somewhere that you will read 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 love what you do. Lose yourself in … Continue reading Cultivate a Positive Mindset with 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?