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Limitations as Strengths May 18, 2015

When people go about thinking and labeling their limitations they often begin by considering them from a place of self-judgment with negative feelings attached to them. What if I told you that our limitations can actually be our new strengths? Sounds crazy but when one identifies and accepts their limitations it can allow a shift to occur. You see with acceptance comes empowerment to do something differently. What once may have felt difficult suddenly becomes a window of opportunity. Learning…

4 Steps to Mental Flexibility February 19, 2015

A hallmark of good mental health is mental flexibility. Mental flexibility is being able to roll with the punches, not being too rigid in our opinions of the way things ought to be or how others should act allows for less emotional reactivity, less upset feelings, and less judgment of ourselves, our behaviors, and others. Being too rigid is also known as being aggressive, opinionated, or pushy. On the flip side, too much mental flexibility can be problematic as well. Being…

What is emotional freedom and why do you want it? October 23, 2014

Emotions have a purpose. They are meant to support us… Support us in making decisions, serve us to learn from our mistakes, and help us to connect with others. They also desire to be expressed so they can come and go freely. Sometimes we get stuck in negative emotions and attempt to avoid or escape them. This only gives them more power to infect our lives. We might gain a few moments of peace by sweeping them under the rug…

Understanding Therapy | Counseling: The Content and The Process October 15, 2014

Therapy and counseling do not have to be a drudging through every detail of one’s past experiences. In fact, if a client, or couple, are motivated and willing to explore their painful patterns and accept their behaviors contributing to problems, the work can be faster than one thinks. The beauty of therapy and counseling is that we are always offered opportunity to work through our past, in our present, which can feel like a series of aha moments allowing for…

Depression September 15, 2014

Many people suffer from depressive episodes (periods of time) as an often normal response to negative life events. When depression lasts for more than two weeks or comes and goes at a deep level, one can feel STUCK and hopeless. When people are suffering from Major Depression they feel numb to life, derive little to no pleasure, are irritable, may have physical complaints, poor sleep and eating, and can be overwhelmed by daily life tasks along with dark thoughts that…

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