While stress is inevitable, operating in overload is simply unhealthy. As life has gone on it has become more complicated than a game of tag or which flavored popsicle to grab from the freezer. Take pause to do some self evaluation and identify your common pitfalls. Then plot a new route to a healthier more stress free life.
Christmas time is here! Are you on the naughty or nice list? Are you full of excitement, disdain, or perhaps both? The holidays can be a source of great stress, so how about three helpful tips to managing stress this holiday season.
Whether or not you or your child play Fortnite, it has become hard to avoid. Second hand Fortnite is real. The concerns of obsessive or even addictive game play is all the more real as well. There is too much of a good thing. So, how do navigate all of it? How are you practicing prudence and temperance?
The heat of summer and the harmful UV rays of the sun are not the only important thing to protect yourself from these days. There is another kind of UV that can reach havoc on our mental fortitude. So grab your mental sunscreen to help from getting scorched.
Summer rolls around and the latest summer blockbusters appear on the screen. This Summer blockbuster is a two for one special!! We'll cover two different aspects of "taking action". First within family life and then with the counseling setting.
How do you ensure success? Can you? What makes failure so difficult?! Does it get a bad rap? Do you have the ability to navigate whatever result comes your way? We will look at walking the often fine line between success and failure.
In the first half of this two parter we looked at what made up a 'Fixed Mindset'. Now we discuss a 'Growth Mindset' and explore the differences between them. We will also identify a key factor to cultivate growth, all in an effort to help you reach your full potential and avoid pitfalls like perfectionism, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Cultivating our own happyness is a daily choice that we each make as we journey through the day. It isn't something that materializes overnight, it takes practice to get there. Take these 5 steps toward establishing a practice of gratitude.
Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I learned that very early in life. I learned other valuable lessons in (what I call) Family Unit 101. Come answer the question, "Who are the most important people in your family?"
Halloween time is right around the corner. It is full of costumes and masks. However, Halloween is not the only time that people wear masks. Are you or someone you know one of these people? Answer these 7 questions and gain deeper insight into yourself or a loved one.
While you likely do not have a "devil" child, perhaps they are difficult more days than not. And it probably didn't happen overnight. We will take a look at 5 common parenting missteps and 5 alternative approaches.
We hear it at times that someone is "in the zone" or "locked in". It typically means someone is focused and performing at a high level. So what could possibly be the drawback of being fixed on something? And how does having a fixed mindset relate to 80's rock?! Join us in this first of a two part series.
Children experiment and tinker with manipulating things from an early age trying to figure out how the world works. All the while they are learning how to get things to work in their favor. Maneuvering these situations as parents can be a messy job. We will discuss the importance of navigating the no's.
One of the questions I routinely encounter this time of year is from families and individuals deciding whether to keep (or start) therapy appointments going during the summer. Look at these 10 points to help you determine what is best for you or your child this summer.
To be or not to be...that is the question! When it comes to fidget spinners, the choose could be quite simple. My child wants one. It seems harmless. It is supposed to help. I'll get them one. Come along as we probe deeper and explore the pros and cons of fidget spinners and if they aid with what they purport.
Sometimes in our pursuit for great things we forget an important part of the journey is...have fun! We will take a look at both the importance of self-care as well as gratitude and the role they play in enjoying life and all it has to offer.
In a child's mind, the days of summer bring great freedom from the "shackling" structure and daily routine of school and homework. Parents enjoy the break as well. Inevitably, summer will bring on the boredom blues. Take some steps in your family to battle boredom head on!
We are in the age of technology. Daily advances offer us many wonderful and even life saving benefits. So it begs the question, what is the cost? Lets discuss the world of technology in this 3 part series as we consider the question, am I or my family addicted to the glow?