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.…

burnout

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…

mental health

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…

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What is a Woman anyways?

What is a Woman anyways? You just aren’t very domestic. As these words rolled off my mother’s tongue, I instantly felt a sudden rush of shame, followed by an equally intense rising tide of rage. “No, I’m not. But you aren’t very educated, are you?”. I instantly regretted my words, but not completely.   If…

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“Must be nice!” – The Bait & Switch of Working from Home

“Must be nice!” – The Bait & Switch of Working from Home   When you think of working from home, you might conjure up images of sitting on a comfy couch in your favorite PJs, laptop on your lap, and a hot coffee by your side. Or perhaps you imagine taking calls through your headset…

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…