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Taking Mindfulness to the Dinner Table

Did you know that what you eat directly impacts how you function throughout the day?  Another question: have you ever poured maple syrup into your car’s gas tank?  Hopefully not.  But what’s the point here, why these seemingly unrelated questions?  Well, think of it this way — your gut is the gas tank of your Read more about Taking Mindfulness to the Dinner Table[…]

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A selection of mental health themed novels and memoirs

Picking up a book has the power to transfer us to another universe, connect us with strangers or provide hope and comfort during difficult times. And while reading is educational, it also can be incredibly relaxing. If you’re looking for a summer read, consider one, two or all of these titles focused on the important Read more about A selection of mental health themed novels and memoirs[…]

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The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

Everyone knows that we need sleep; even if we try to fight it, we will fall asleep eventually. What does it do to our mental health if we don’t get enough sleep? And what do we do when our mental health is negatively affecting our sleep? How does sleep affect mental health? Sleep is integral Read more about The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health[…]

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4 Ways Counseling Can Benefit Students

Counseling can sound scary, especially for students who have never done it before. Thankfully, counseling can actually provide serious benefits for students enduring large-scale life changes and periods of stress, who may not know how to deal with it all. Life changes Students in elementary school, high school and college alike experience big life changes Read more about 4 Ways Counseling Can Benefit Students[…]

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Learning to Forgive Yourself on the Path to Self-Worth

Forgiving yourself is tough. Sometimes, it can be even harder than forgiving someone else. While learning to acknowledge errors and move forward can be difficult, the more you do it the easier it becomes. Knowing how to forgive yourself is important because it fosters a healthy self-esteem and helps you feel comfortable forgiving others, too. Read more about Learning to Forgive Yourself on the Path to Self-Worth[…]

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What to Look for in a Mental Health Counselor

You will become intimately close with your mental health counselor. You will spend at least one hour per week with them, and you will share things with them that you may not have shared with anyone before. As such, you will want to feel comfortable with your counselor and feel like you connect with their Read more about What to Look for in a Mental Health Counselor[…]

Adolescent vs. Adult Mental Health Counseling

At first glance, adult and adolescent mental health counseling may seem the same. After all, both involve a mental health professional, the client processing events. emotions and collaborating to create goals and solutions to problems. How, then, are they different? There are numerous ways that adult and adolescent mental health treatment are unique and catered Read more about Adolescent vs. Adult Mental Health Counseling[…]

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Understanding What is Triggering My Anxiety Attacks, Physically and Emotionally

When you are having an anxiety attack it can feel like the world is caving in around you. Control seems to be slipping away, your thoughts are running wild and your body may ache. When an anxiety attack is occurring, intense worry and fear cause distress and a host of physical sensations such as tense Read more about Understanding What is Triggering My Anxiety Attacks, Physically and Emotionally[…]

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What Comes First- A Pornography Habit or Depression?: Exploring the Relationship

There are countless things that affect mental health- genetics, stress, exercise, diet and even not getting enough sunshine can contribute to depression. Many of these causes and risk factors are well-known and may be incorporated into your treatment in some way. A risk factor for depression that might come as a shock is a person’s Read more about What Comes First- A Pornography Habit or Depression?: Exploring the Relationship[…]

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The Factors that Make Mental Health Counseling Work

When you start therapy, you want to know that it’s going to work. Like any other product that you commit to, you want to know that it’s worth your time and money. It’s simple economics – you as the consumer of a product or service have a right to demand high quality, or take your Read more about The Factors that Make Mental Health Counseling Work[…]

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