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.
by Chelsea | Jun 25, 2020
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...
by Kathy | Mar 19, 2020
by Morgan | Jan 22, 2020
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...
by Danielle | Dec 11, 2018
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by Javan | Mar 16, 2018
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by Kathy | Mar 23, 2016
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by Nancy | Feb 3, 2016
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...
by Kathy | Jan 31, 2016
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...
by Nancy | Dec 15, 2015
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...
by Kathy | Aug 12, 2015
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...
by Kathy | Jun 18, 2015
What happens if you don’t get self-care in a healthy way? You will get it in an unhealthy way! Don’t believe me? Read on to learn the difference between the two and then see...
by Kathy | Apr 28, 2015
If I could give each person just one gift, it would be the gift of being able to truly see themselves through the eyes of the people around them. It would be a sobering gift,...
by Kathy | Apr 22, 2015
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,...
by Javan | Mar 29, 2015
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...
by Javan | Mar 22, 2015
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...
by Kathy | Feb 23, 2015
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...
by Kathy | Feb 16, 2015
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...
by Nancy | Jan 20, 2015
‘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...
by Kathy | Jan 14, 2015
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...