Tag Archives: Self-Care

  • Acknowledging Feelings
    Sunday, May 19th, 2019

    Acknowledging Feelings

    Doing one very simple thing – validating your feelings – will change your life in powerful ways. Before choosing how to deal with intense feelings, a basic first step...
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  • Rethinking Exercise
    Friday, May 10th, 2019

    Rethinking Exercise

    Warning: Exercise has been known to cause health and happiness. The goal for most people who exercise is to lose 20 pounds and to stop huffing and puffing every...
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  • Asking for Help
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019

    Asking for Help

    It’s not the load that breaks you, it’s trying to carry the entire thing all by yourself. When we are triggered toward our addiction, the most effective way to...
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  • Overcome Overwhelmed
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019

    Overcome Overwhelmed

    Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you figure out who you really are. When we feel scattered and overwhelmed, it’s usually because we’ve...
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  • Loving the Word “No”
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019

    Loving the Word “No”

    Learning to say no expands our ability to say yes and mean it. Most of us are taught from a young age to “people please.” This means we’re supposed...
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  • Can Everyone Benefit from the 12 Steps?
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

    Can Everyone Benefit from the 12 Steps?

    By Kristin Snowden, LMFT When I began working as a therapist at a treatment center for mental health disorders and addiction, I was dealing with my own struggles. Though...
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  • Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude
    Monday, February 18th, 2019

    Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude

    Grateful people are happy people. Greek philosopher Epicurus once said, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was...
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  • Tell Me, What Was Your Childhood Like?
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019

    Tell Me, What Was Your Childhood Like?

    By Gavin Sharpe As a psychotherapist, this is one of the first questions I ask every new client. You might expect that a large number of people seeking therapy for...
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