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A Day In the Life of a Burnt-Out Mom

Being a parent is not easy. Being a mom is pretty rough too. We often feel overwhelmed and burnout because we feel like the only one on the team who is participating.  We plan most things, we are the ones packing for more than just ourselves for vacations. In the mornings, we get ourselves and 1,2, or 3+ people ready for the day, and then ready for bedtime at night. Learning and practicing ways to effectively communicate with confidence can help alleviate this feeling of burnout and make more time for us to be ourselves. 

15 Day Challenge: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing. One important aspect of mindfulness is to not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us or in our mind. It is important to just observe without judgment.

Meditation Simplified

Although more recently popularized at the turn of the millennium, meditation was first documented in 5000 B.C. via cave art, which depicted people sitting crossed legged with their eyes halfway closed. During recent years as scientific advancements have made the study of meditation more accessible, therapists and doctors are suggesting meditation be implemented into your daily routine.

List of Things to Help You Practice Relaxation

Relaxation is defined as the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation has many health benefits, both mental and physical. Some examples include reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, improving concentration and mood, reducing fatigue, reducing anger and frustration, and boosting confidence to handle problems. So, what …

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Forest Therapy

In the chaos and rush of the modern world, do you feel stressed, tired, and disconnected? Do you experience racing thoughts, feel “on edge” to meet the demands of a deadline, or yearn for a break? If so, forest therapy is for you! Forest therapy is found to reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone.

Mental Health: Tips For Getting the Most Out of Therapy

What we know and understand about mental health has come a long way in recent years. Between that and everything else going on in the world, it’s no surprise that many people have been more open to receiving mental health treatment as a form of self-help. This is great news, but it can also be hard to know where to start and how to get the most of this, especially if this is your first time in therapy. So, where do you begin?

Trauma: Healing Your Inner Child

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Experiencing any kind of trauma or distress can cause levels of discomfort within anyone, though what about it is different when it is experienced as a child? To put it simply, there are quite a few differences between experiencing trauma as an adult and experiencing trauma as a child.