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Something Is Brewing…

Something is Brewing…

Something is Brewing... Have you noticed the relative radio silence the past two weeks? The good news is, I'm still here. The better news? There is something great in the works. I am in the process of compiling some awesome posts from some top notch specialists in the realm of physical health. Next week we will begin a new series on the relationship between physical and mental health. And it's going to be great!…

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Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

This post first appeared as a guest post on the Dream. Act. Inspire. blog. The original article can be found here. Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone “A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” - Unknown Most of the time, we all like to play it safe. As adults, we have many ways of keeping ourselves safe. We seek out secure relationships, stable jobs, and safe homes. We pay attention…

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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

What to do when you feel overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed. Recently, this topic seems to come up again and again both personally and professionally. Whether it is facing midterms in your college semester, a parent running their kids from one activity to the next or a kid losing sleep because they don’t have time to complete their homework, we all experience the feeling of being overwhelmed. We live in a culture that keeps both us and our children over-scheduled and overworked. This means…

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Why Private Pay?

Why Private Pay?

Today's post is a bit of a cheater post. I recently read the blog of another therapist regarding her private pay structure (meaning she doesn't accept insurance). She has a lot of interesting ideas in here that I think would be worth sharing. I often get the most push back from new clients regarding the fact that I don't take insurance. This post will help you to understand why insurance isn't always the best option.…

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Why Fidget Toys Work.

Why fidget toys work.

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of your purchase. Why fidget toys work. 2017 seems to be the year of the fidget spinner. You might've heard something about it. Ironically, fidget toys are nothing new. They have long been a tool in the toolbox of teachers, therapists, and psychologists. But the question seems to be, do these spinner actually…

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What Happens In Therapy?

What happens in therapy?

What happens in therapy? Therapy can be a mysterious process. You hear your friend talk about how counseling helped her get her daughter's behavior under control. Or you hear a couple at game night talk about how marriage counseling saved their relationship. Or your mother might say how counseling has helped her feel more in control of her emotions. But what exactly happens behind the closed door of the therapists' office? There are a number…

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What Is Christian Counseling?

What is Christian Counseling?

As mental health is more and more of a concern for people, there are more and more options available. In my area alone, one can choose from a mental health clinic, a private therapist, a therapy group, etc. And for Christians, these choices double. You can choose pastoral counseling, Biblical counseling, or even lay counseling. In a description of Christian counseling, it is important to define all of these others as well. Secular (non-Christian) Counseling:…

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Want To Reduce Stress? Go Outside.

Want to reduce stress? Go outside.

Want to reduce stress? Go outside. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage from your purchase. Any money I receive will be donated to the Harvey and Irma hurricane relief fund through the Red Cross. Or you can donate directly here. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life…

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How To Sleep Like A Baby Again

How to Sleep Like a Baby Again

 By: Erica K. Cieri, LCSW - Therapist and Trainer at Made to Thrive Have you ever seen a little kid fall asleep at the weirdest times? In the middle of a meal, a fireworks show, even on the toilet? There is almost no limit to where kids fall asleep. Don't you miss that? As kids we don't seem to think about sleep at all. Or if we do, we try to avoid it to get…

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