Cheers & Tears – Minding Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a costly one when it comes to mental health. In addition to the daily responsibilities of adult life, many squeeze in time to bake, shop, or attend the multitude of holiday gatherings.

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Why Normal Has To Die

Why Normal Has To Die   A long bus ride home I don’t do normal well. I never have. As a kid I always had this sense that I was just different from other kids, not just because I was bigger or more vocal. There was something else. I thought differently. I saw things differently.…

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5 Steps To Take If You Are Burning Out!

Are you experiencing burnout and not sure what to do?     Burnout is so much more than just being tired. Burnout is the result of your brain and body trying desperately to cope with a long term energy deficit. Simply put, your gas tank is empty and you are running on fumes. Burnout is…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Right Now!

Take one of these steps today!   It is an urban myth that improving your mental health takes a long time. In fact, great gains can be made fairly quickly if we take the right steps. Today we are going to explore some of the most effective strategies for reducing stress and decreasing your risk…

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Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs: Explained

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Explained A common issue that leads people to seek therapy is lack of motivation, but what I usually find is that lack of motivation is not the only issue, but something underlying that is getting in the way. Let’s explore! Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory surrounding motivation. It explains…

You are being BULLIED! Here’s how to STOP IT!

You are being BULLIED! Here’s how to STOP IT!   “Oh my God, Bonnie, you are such an idiot!”  That’s how my Easter Morning began. Now before you start wondering about the nature of my relationships, I must let you know that the voice throwing out that sharp critique was none other than my own!…

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Why you can’t just LET IT GO!

Why you can’t just LET IT GO!   Have you ever been haunted by something in your past? A nagging memory of embarrassment or shame that you just can’t shake? Have you every shared such a memory with a close or trusted friend only to hear the famed cliché “You just need to let it…

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope   What happens to our dreams when we become adults? As children, our dreams are the gateway to possibility. Ask a preschooler to make a wish and it won’t take them long to provide an awe-inspiring list of mystical adventures, superheroes, ponies, and castles complete with…

What a Meltdown Over Cake Taught Me About Alone Time

What a Meltdown Over Cake Taught Me About Alone Time What do you do that is just for you?   I have a slightly embarrassing real-life story I want to share. It is dedicated to anyone who has suddenly found themselves at their wits end in the strangest of circumstances! When Covid stretched from a…