Small Efforts Add Up to Success

The sum of small efforts can eventually lead to reaching your long-term goal. Think back over a period of time, perhaps to a few months ago, and notice how change took place. Sometimes, we find that small efforts that didn't seem to matter, then we notice they actually did matter. They cultivated gradual change or … Continue reading Small Efforts Add Up to Success

What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

When I ask, "Have you considered seeing a counselor?" I'm not saying, "You're so messed up only a professional can help you." What I'm saying is: have you considered that you're worthy of an unbiased, safe and productive opportunity to process your experiences? About Counseling https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/01/29/things-to-know-about-professional-counselors/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/03/03/what-i-do-as-a-therapist/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/08/myths-about-telemental-health/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/22/mental-health-therapy-what-people-think-it-is-vs-what-it-actually-is/ How to Find the Right Counselor … Continue reading What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Negative that Happened to You: my Life-Threatening encounter with a cougar while on a trail run

FKT, Unsupported, Women's Record We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying and shake us to our core. Our bodies may have a strong reaction to what happened and hold onto it. We receive reminders from our environment of the event and upon reception, the body may react with a symptom or maybe more. … Continue reading Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Negative that Happened to You: my Life-Threatening encounter with a cougar while on a trail run

Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: seasons change

Never lose hope because things can change. Circumstances and situations change, sometimes in the blink of an eye and sometimes over a few years. I like spending time outdoors, so I think of change as weather patterns and seasons. Using this as a metaphor, we dress appropriately for the daily weather and for each season, … Continue reading Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: seasons change

To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to balance training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking enough care of themselves. … Continue reading To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

Live Now

One way to lift your spirits (taken from the book High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay) "'Live Now'Refuse to let time dictate your day. Lose track of it. Immerse yourself in whatever you're doing. Surrender yourself to the activity. Commit your full attention. Notice the difference." ~ Patrick Lindsay "The happiest of all lives is a … Continue reading Live Now

Friendly Reminder: Understanding and Protecting Your Mental Health

Friendly reminder Please, take care in understanding and protecting your mental health. Grow your understanding by reading and listening to credible resources. Just a few thoughts If you use social media or the internet to find information, use caution, as there are people who spread misinformation about mental health. - People who are lifestyle bloggers, … Continue reading Friendly Reminder: Understanding and Protecting Your Mental Health

WAYS TO STRENGTHEN RUNNER’S BODY IMAGE AND POSITIVITY

As runners, we need to make sure that we’re protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading WAYS TO STRENGTHEN RUNNER’S BODY IMAGE AND POSITIVITY

MH professionals, thought I’d share my current favorite books and resources.

Meaning Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl [Check out his other books!] Relationships The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse by Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Journal Christian Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling extended edition by John G. Kruis Habits Atomic Habits by James Clear Mindful Eating The Mindful Eating Workbook … Continue reading MH professionals, thought I’d share my current favorite books and resources.

Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days

Your day is still full of potential and possibilities even if: The weather is nasty and you're stuck indoors. Your car got a flat tire on the way to work. You received a negative report that was out of your control. You didn't get the job or raise. A major household appliance broke. You received … Continue reading Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days