Illness Anxiety

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During the pandemic, illness anxiety has increased for susceptible individuals. Illness anxiety is a term for considering that an individual …

Acceptance

Acceptance

Life circumstances can sometimes lead to suffering. This may be triggered by traumatic experiences, loss of loved ones, and through …

Depression in the Pandemic

Depression in the Pandemic

The pandemic has been accompanied by an uptick in individuals experiencing mental health issues, including depression. Many people already suffer …

This New Year, Be Authentic

This New Year, Be Authentic

Each new year, we often set goals and aspirations to be the best NEW version of ourselves. Sometimes this new …

Love YOU and Peace will Follow

Love YOU and Peace will Follow

Sometimes things happen that spiral out of our control…Sometimes our confidence gets rocked…Sometimes we just feel so down and like …

Holidays 2020

Holidays 2020

When it comes to the holidays this year, we all have different family views, beliefs, and ways of doing things. …

Sibling Adjustment

Sibling Adjustment

Photo Courtesy of Sharon Russell-Benton, Benton Photography. Each time a new baby enters the family, there is a period of …

Insomnia

Insomnia

Maybe it’s the recent time change, stress from election week, or the drop in temperature. Sometimes sleep is just off! …

Mindful Connection

Mindful Connection

“Mindfulness” seems like a hot buzzword these days. What does it mean to practice mindfulness? It simply means having awareness …

Practice Non-judgment

Practice Non-judgment

In DBT, we practice a nonjudgemental stance. What does this mean? We do not judge something as either good or …

But First, Validate

But First, Validate

I know we have all heard that expression, “You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.” I think my grandmother …

Anxiety after Baby

Anxiety after Baby

New parents often experience a mixture of emotions, from feelings of complete elation to overwhelm and stress. New mothers and …

Teens in Quarantine 2020

Teens in Quarantine 2020

What are we looking for these days? So much time spent at home, with family, in quarantine 2020. I don’t …

Anxiety Attack!

Anxiety Attack!

Anxiety can be intense, and may lead to ruminative thoughts, paralyzing fear, or even panic. It can trigger strong physical …

Ready, Set, Regulate!

Ready, Set, Regulate!

We often seek to make improvements in our lives and personal relationships, but first we must focus on the individual …