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Navigating Unexpected Life Changes

Some days, life seems to throw you a curve ball. Other days, life throws you several curve balls in rapid succession and doesn't seem to stop for a whole week straight! We can't control these unexpected life changes. All we can control is our reaction. Let's look at some of the usual ways we can… Continue reading Navigating Unexpected Life Changes

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Most people agree: time changes suck. While modern technology makes it so we don't necessarily have to go through the effort of physically changing our clocks, time shifts are hard on our bodies and on our mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder is real, and it can be a challenge to manage. This time change in… Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Systemic Factors Contributing to Burnout

I've been doing a bit of a research deep dive on burnout lately. (Don't be surprised if my next several posts are all related to burnout!) One thing I noticed is that most of the research that gets quoted in the major news articles is related to nurses. While it's great that we're studying burnout… Continue reading Systemic Factors Contributing to Burnout

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Pandemic Trauma

Pandemic Trauma Is Collective Trauma In the beginning of the pandemic, we all experienced a collective event that hit many people as a trauma. And as a predictable result, many of us got brain fog, lost confidence, experienced physical changes in our bodies, and difficulty keeping up with the rapid changes in policies within our… Continue reading Pandemic Trauma

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I Gave Up Anxiety For Lent

The Purpose of Lent Lent is usually a season of giving up oppressive habits and taking on new patterns of living. We often think of Lent in terms of giving up chocolates or coffee for forty days, but when we think of Lent in the broader sense of observing and breaking the chains that lead… Continue reading I Gave Up Anxiety For Lent

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The Benefits of Failure

Nobody likes to fail, especially in front of others. But failure carries with it two implications- first that you were willing to try something, and second that you have a chance to learn. These are the benefits of failure. Failure Challenges Your Competence For some of us who have at least one area in life… Continue reading The Benefits of Failure

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Exploring Motivation

What Is Motivation? The idea of motivation seems fairly straightforward on the surface, but when you don't have the motivation to complete basic daily tasks, you realize it's not that easy. And it can be frustrating to know that your ability to keep your life in order is so dependent on something that feels so… Continue reading Exploring Motivation

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Philosophy of Wellness

How to Know When You Are Well Your philosophy of wellness shapes your expectations of what you want to get out of your time in therapy. In the first few sessions, I try to get a picture of what my clients are looking for. Most give an answer like this:"I want things to go back… Continue reading Philosophy of Wellness

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The Importance of Sleep Habits

Sleep Habits And Mental Health Sleep habits are key to good mental health as well as general physical wellness. Not getting enough sleep- or not getting quality sleep- is a huge blow to your ability to maintain your emotions, feel good in your body, and stay mentally sharp. We are armed with modern technology that… Continue reading The Importance of Sleep Habits

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Silence and Solitude

Silence and solitude are two key foundations for good mental health. But when you're prone to anxious thoughts, it's hard to feel comfortable in silence. Many of my clients tell me they actively avoid being alone in the quiet because they don't want to be alone with their thoughts. This is very easy to achieve… Continue reading Silence and Solitude