The Very Big Question of “Who am I and who do I want to be?”
By calling attention to this question, by no means do I want to encourage any feelings of “I’m not good enough”. The fact that any of us has space to grow is not a bad thing in and of itself. If anything, identifying space for change can be a great thing. Being aware of who […]
“I Want To Be More Creative, But I’m Just Not…”
Feeling intimidated by the idea of trying to be “creative” can be hard for many people, especially adults. As we get older, it can become harder for some of us to get in touch with that joyful, curious, less judgemental part of ourselves – our inner, free child. To some, this inner child may be […]
Transforming Your Negative Thoughts
Having insecurities, worries, or self-doubt is a rather universal experience. Those negative thoughts may look different for each person, but we are not alone in facing them. Whether we find ourselves thinking negatively often or rarely, it can take a toll on our self-image and motivation – and our overall mental health. Learning to consciously […]
Meet Your Mood: Yogic Techniques for Mood Management
Changing your entire mood state will not likely happen from just making use of breathing techniques or yogic practices, but these can be tools to help you better manage mood states that feel overwhelming. Getting a handle on your mood lays the foundation for you to then take other steps to help yourself, whether that […]
Yikes! Kids are Back in School…
It’s 2021, a follow up year to a global pandemic and ongoing civil and community divisiveness, inequality, and social strife. Many of us are parents with children back in school after nearly a year and a half of virtual education and isolation from their familiar routines and gatherings. This is jarring for the child, the […]
Winter Is Coming….
Do you ever feel sad when winter is coming? Well so did John Snow, but he probably had different reasons than we do, like evil witches, looney girlfriends, and battle fatigue. For us, it’s often the holidays that bring about the blues; but there is another phenomenon that occurs frequently. Being sad during the winter […]
Uh Oh…Is it Alcoholism?
Working in the field of substance use treatment, one of the most common areas of confusion for clients and family is whether someone has a “drinking problem.” This is a topic that is discussed by friends, family and coworkers quite frequently. It can sound like, “John drinks every day, and on the weekends, he starts […]
To Medicate or Not to Medicate….
People who are struggling with mental health conditions often find it difficult to navigate their treatment. That’s because it can be tricky to understand how, when and where to get help. For example, a lot of people don’t know the difference between a therapist, a counselor, a psychologist and a psychiatrist. We could break that […]
Recovery and Returning to Oneself
The term and process of recovery has become popular as it has become part of mainstream culture due to being endorsed by famous people like Eminem, Robert Downey Jr, and Demi Lovato. This is great news and opportunity for people everywhere to gain access to the recovery process. A quick Google search defines recovery as […]
Gratitude…Not Just a Trend
Practicing gratitude sounds like a difficult task if you feel down, or worse…depressed. The last thing you want to do when you feel dejected and unhappy is hear someone tell you that “You should be thankful for…” You might think, They don’t understand. It’s not that easy. You may even feel angry or betrayed by that […]