Category: Depression
Let’s Talk Burn Out

Let’s Talk Burn Out

Ah, let’s talk burn out—I can guarantee most of us know the feeling, but what does it really mean? According to helpguide.org, burn out is “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress”. Understanding what it looks like can be difficult, as we all have different reactions to stress. Here are some misconceptions and some tips on recovering from it.

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Can vs Can’t Control

Can vs Can’t Control

Do you focus on what you CAN control, or what you CAN'T? A common theme that I have been seeing in my clients, friends, family and even myself is putting focus on things that we...

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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

This time of year can be hard—the holiday season brings varied reactions and some very mixed feelings for a lot of people. Wintertime is tough: it’s gray, it’s cold; it begins to...

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10 Signs You Have Abandonment Issues

Abandonment issues? Wondering for sure if you have them or not?  You don’t have to have been left in a basket on a church doorstep in order to have abandonment issues.  I myself...

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Guilt vs. Shame

While it may seem that these words are synonyms, there is a difference between guilt and shame.  A very important difference, actually.  I just made myself some wild mountain...

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What Is Your Anger Pointing To?

What is your anger pointing to?  This is such a difficult, but oh so important question because most of us think we know the answer. And when we “ know” the answer, we naturally...

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The Valley Of The Shadow

Folks come to my office asking for counsel on all kinds of things.  Anger issues, help with communication, depression, anxiety, marital problems, trauma or addiction...

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Is Your No Broken?

Is your No broken?  Do you find you can't say No? Tired of your mouth saying “Yes” when your brain says “No”?  Do you accept invitations out of guilt instead of desire?  Do you...

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3 Parts of You

Do you know the different parts of yourself? Most of us are only vaguely aware of the 3 different parts that I like to talk about in counseling:  The Adult, The Little Boy/Girl,...

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Change is Necessary

Change is constant year after year, from the moment of birth. We grow as we learn and take in information based on life experiences. Change is necessary and normal. Have you...

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Addictions

If you have a brain, then you have the required tool to become addicted. Addicted people are not physically different from non-addicted people. Distorted thoughts cause...

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How To Gain Control Over Your Life

Want more control over your life?  It is much easier than you think!  We spend so much of our time feeling anxious and out of control and we expend so much energy ruminating and...

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Moving From Victim To Victorious!

When hardship happens in your life, how do you handle it?  Do you metaphorically throw yourself down on the floor and have a kicking, screaming tantrum?  Or do you accept it as...

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Thoughts On Failure

‘Round about the end of January, many folks are beating themselves up and having feelings of failure in keeping their new year’s resolutions. There are other times any time of...

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How 1 Word Changed My Shame

If you have shame - you know, that nagging, nasty inner voice that tells you everything you haven't done, everything you should've done differently, and how you otherwise just...

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