A Meditation for Self Love

Reading through and meditation on Dr. Hillary McBride’s meditation may bring you peace and a little more self-love today!

EMDR Therapy and Trauma

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Treating trauma can be difficult. There is emotional distress that needs to be addressed, as well as the effects of trauma on the body and nervous system. One of the evidenced-based interventions effective for transforming trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). When we experience a traumatic event, we … Read More

Self-care after a Break-up

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We all have experience with a break-up. Whether you wanted the relationship to end or not, it can be quite distressing. Maybe it was an unhealthy relationship that you could not wait to leave, or maybe you were blind sighted by someone you completely gave your heart to. We all … Read More

Is Emotional Eating Causing You to Overeat?

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Food represents so much more than just fuel for the body. From our earliest moments of life, emotional eating can play a big part. When you were a toddler and fell down or had to get a shot, you were offered a sweet treat to make it better. Little league … Read More

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

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Suicide in America is not age-specific. Sadly, teen suicide has become an American epidemic though. Adults are no longer the only ones that experience mental health issues, millions of children in our country struggle with mental illness. One of the biggest challenges that face schools, parents, and medical professionals in … Read More

Disabilities Types – How Can Counseling Help?

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Intellectual and developmental disabilities include a wide range of disorders. Some, like Down syndrome, begin before the individual is born. Others, like the Autism spectrum, can have their onset later in life. Disabilities can affect the individual intellectually, physically, or both. Some examples of other disabilities are Cerebral palsy, ADHD, Fragile … Read More

When is a job not just a job?

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Three masons were on the job one day when a woman walked up to them and asked what they were doing. The first said, “I’m laying bricks.” The second said, “I’m building a wall.” The third said, “I’m creating someone’s home.” When helping clients with career or vocational counseling, one … Read More

Habits: Avoiding the Hamster Wheel

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Making and breaking habits is hard work. Knowingly or unknowingly, much of our lives operate from the habits we have chosen. How we think, eat, exercise, inter-relate or work are examples of established habits. How do we strengthen good habits and interrupt unwanted habits? C. S. Lewis once said; “Every … Read More

Tips for Developing Confidence in Children: Part 1

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Self-confidence is essential for all aspects of healthy human development, especially in the development of children. Confidence makes children more likely to be resilient and to pursue individuality, and less likely to develop emotional problems later in life. They learn more, achieve more and are generally all around happier in life. … Read More