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Daily Mindfulness: Take a Break!

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DAILY MINDFULNESS

Take a Break

I had pity party this morning. I've been stressed about several areas of my life and was having a difficult time seeing any end in sight. What I failed to remember is that as a therapist, I have the privilege of knowing countless exercises and tools to help me figure out what is going on. Why is it so hard to do as I preach to my clients day in and day out?! That's a question for another day. Just know that your therapist isn't the person who completely has their life in complete order. In fact, does anyone?

It wasn't until I thought about having to write another blog entry that I realized I was the one stressing myself out through my own self judgement. Being your own worst critic is one that gets me every time! So I decided to remind myself to be kind, not only to those ...

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Should I? Or Not? (Seek Counseling)

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Should I?

I've noticed a similarity between all my clients. They all struggled with if they should or shouldn't seek out professional help.  

Many put off reaching out for help until they hit rock bottom others remain waffling back and forth for months before they decide to take action. You may think that you already have people in your life you can talk to (how's that been working out for you?) or that you can figure it out on your (with Google's help of course!) 

I get it.

The anxiety of talking to a virtual stranger about everything you feel like you've been doing wrong in life can be overwhelming. Not to even mention the fact that more than likely, you will be revealing to this person your deepest and darkest fears, hopes, and secrets. I'm the therapist and I get a little anxious over it! In an earlier post I discussed mak ...

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Daily Mindfulness: Take a Walk!

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Mind Full vs Mindful


Everyone is telling you to start practicing Mindfulness. But, what is it?


To put it simply, it is the practice of living in the here and now. It is finding techniques to use daily to help get your thoughts away from the worries, struggles, and stress of every day life and on to the peace of what is happening at this exact moment.  In my opinion it is a realistic way to be able to center yourself throughout the hectic day that we seem to live in this day and age. 

Practicing Mindfulness can take many forms. Some are able to find time to meditate every day for 45 minutes or go to yoga class. Others can only find time to do quick 1-3 minute breathing and grounding techniques. I find myself and most of my clients somewhere in the middle where a lot of days we ...

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