Help Saying No

Do you struggle with saying no?  You are not alone.  Clients often share how difficult it is saying no, particularly to family members.

The Importance of Connection

We find ourselves constantly involved in people’s lives. Whether we’re working with them or whether they’re our family, we are continuously interacting with others. What makes the difference of merely interacting or truly connecting with someone?

I Am Relaxed

In this post, we’ll guide you through a simple deep breathing exercise you can try right now. Whether you’re dealing with a challenging situation or just looking for a way to boost your overall mental health, deep breathing is a technique that can help you feel more calm, centered, and in control.

Three Ways to Turn Goals into Accomplishments

It’s been said “Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.” What have you tried lately that has added dimension to your life? How often have you seen concepts or ideas put into place by others that you had and thought about implementing?

There are many ways we spend our time that prevent us from truly fulfilling the goals and aspirations that once gave us significance and meaning.

The New Year Experience

There’s something invigorating about the New Year. Many of us have this sense of a “clean slate,” the turning of a page, a new opportunity, fresh air. Whether you set a New Year’s resolution (like 45% of Americans) or not, I think most of us would agree many times there is some sort of a relief when one year comes to a close and a new year begins.

Grief and the Holidays

Here is a list of ways to help manage grief during the holidays- a time that may be particularly hard when dealing with the loss of a loved one.

ABC’s of the Holiday Season

As we approach the holiday season, keep these simple ABC’s in mind to help your family to get the most out of it!

Practicing Gratitude in Your Family

As the holidays season continues, one of the greatest gifts you can give your family is to strategically develop their sense of gratitude. Rather than having the focus be on presents or parties, you have an opportunity to help them turn their attention to others and to cultivate a sense of gratitude.

Exploring Gratitude

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I was doing some nerdy reading recently and stumbled on a scholarly publication called “The Journal of Happiness Studies.” Yes, please! Basically these scholars review and approve articles all related to Happiness. Turns out study after study has been done to try to break the code on how to make us happier.

Gratitude and Dissatisfaction

It can be difficult to listen to someone express dissatisfaction with an open mind.
Instead of receiving the comments as a reflection of someone else’s feelings, we insert ourselves into the mix, imbuing their comments with accusation and expectation and responding with defensiveness.