How Navigating Healthy Conflict Can Create Safety in Traumatized Teens

Conflict is rarely looked upon favorably, despite the fact that it is a part of life. Words used within the definition are incompatible, clash, disagreement, argument, opposition. The reality is, when done in a healthy way, conflict can strengthen our relationships. When we have a relational rupture and it is … Read More

“Finding Yourself” Isn’t Really How It Works.

When seeking counseling, there can sometimes be this feeling of aimlessness, or lack of direction, or even the idea that you need to “find yourself”. There can be many different situations or scenarios that lead us to those feelings, but I don’t think we need to “find ourselves”. The tension … Read More

3 Staples of Meaningful Friendships

Different seasons have different focal points. For many of our growing-up years, friendships seem to be the center of our world. Yet as we get older, there are more and more things vying for our attention and time. In our busyness, the importance of friendship can be underrated, or glossed … Read More

Compassionate Self-Discipline

Self-compassion and discipline. When speaking with clients, these two concepts are often seen as opposing ideas, something we have to choose between. The fear commonly expressed is, “if I give myself compassion and kindness, I am never going to get anything done! My life is going to be a free-for-all, … Read More

Anchor Points in Addiction Recovery

Any time we walk into something that is more ambiguous, or when we don’t know exactly where we’re going, we want to have some anchor points, things we can come back to.

Galentine’s Day, Every Day

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Did you celebrate Galentine’s Day? Same-sex friendships can be some of the most valuable and foundational relationships in our lives.

The Impact of Trauma

While trauma has lasting effects and disrupts the lives of the people it touches, another truth about trauma is that there is hope.

Finding a Sense of Awe

Research shows that feeling awe regularly promotes well being and health, enduring personal change, and fosters social connectedness, humility, and a more balanced view of self.