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  • How Life Changes When You Become Less Judgmental
    To judge means to form a conclusion about something. A conclusion. That’s very final. Perhaps that’s why court judges are called judges – what they say goes and that’s that. But most humans don’t make a judgment with as much evidence presented to them as a court judge receives (and even they are typically only […]
  • Why Fear Shouldn’t Hold You Back From Chasing Your Dreams
    Most of our fears aren’t grounded in reality. “We all, of course, experience fear, however, most of the fears we experience are quite irrational.  These non-life-threatening fears show up to protect our ego from harm.  The fear of rejection, failure, criticism, and success all originate from within our own imaginations and are designed to keep you […]
  • The Party Must Go On!
    As a licensed therapist working with youth, I have seen a lot of anxiety from parents and kids about planned parties, graduations, and events that will be disrupted because of COVID-19.   However, technology and creativity can aid in providing families peace and fun during this time of crisis.  Here are tips to keep the […]
  • Tips for Effective Parenting (Part 1)
    There is no such thing as a perfect person. Therefore, there is no such thing as a perfect parent. However, parents can learn and implement skills and behaviors that will help them to raise more well-adjusted and successful children.
  • Communication Tips That Can Help Relationships
    Effective communication is a skill, and as such it must be learned like any other skill. Unfortunately, when we were growing up many of us were not taught how to communicate effectively. With that in mind, here are some tips for communicating effectively with others...
  • 13 Habits That Show Your Partner May Be Emotionally Neglecting You
    While all relationships go through ups and downs, if your partner has certain ongoing habits that leave you feeling ignored, misunderstood, or alone, it may be a sign they’re emotionally neglecting you. And since it can quickly turn toxic, that’s not a situation you’ll want to ignore… Read more here. (Latasha Matthews, LPC, contributing author.)
  • 5 Tips To Help You Get Past Your Winter Blues With Depression And Anxiety
    Winter can be a tough time for people who deal with depression and anxiety. From decreased sunlight, colder temperatures, and the bleakness of the outdoors, this can make anyone feel a little more down than normal. However, people with specific mental health issues, like anxiety and depression, may react to this time of year with […]
  • 10 signs the person you’re dating wants to keep things casual
    When you meet someone new, it can sometimes be tough to know what sort of relationship that other person is interested in. Knowing if they’re interested in keeping things casual or want something more long-term can help you figure out if you align on this particular issue. But sometimes people aren’t always upfront about what […]
  • 7 Tips for Dialing Down the Toxicity in Your Life
    If you thought that the biggest word of 2018 was “extra” or “woke,” we’re about to rock your world. The real number-one word of the year? Toxic, at least according to the Oxford English Dictionary. And whether you use it to describe friendships, the way we treat the environment, or your relationship with the news, it probably crops […]
  • INVIGORATE! (Achieving Health & Wellness Goals using boundaries)
    Health and wellness goals aren’t limited to being physically fit and dietary adjustment, but they transcend into how you live, manage your time, operate professionally, and plan for your future. We understand that if you set goals for yourself that challenges you to get to a ‘better’ place in your life and work hard towards […]