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The Ultimate Guide to Anger Management: Techniques, Tips & Tricks!

Anger is an emotion common in everyone who has ever lived and one of the most difficult to control. Managing your anger at times can feel impossible, so I'm here to outline some ways to find control over it with anger management skills. While it can cause us some frustration and unhappiness on occasion, allowing … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Anger Management: Techniques, Tips & Tricks!

How to Set SMART Goals

As you are getting to know yourself and becoming more self-aware, recognize what you would like to improve. Set small, achievable goals. We can't make huge changes overnight, but taking small steps is more realistic and leads to goal achievement. Reward yourself for your small milestones. Make your goals SMART! S - Specific: Make your … Continue reading How to Set SMART Goals

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting the Most out of Guided Meditation

I often hear my therapy clients talk about wanting to find more ways to relax, clear intrusive thoughts, and to stay in the present moment. To combat this, I recommend starting with meditation as a great tool for decreasing stress, anxiety, depression, and more. "Guided" meditation is the perfect way for beginners to start meditating … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Getting the Most out of Guided Meditation

Tips for Practicing Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment and taking in your 5 senses to ground yourself where your feet are at. According to helpguide.org, mindful eating can "promote better digestion, keep you full with less food, and influence wiser choices about what you eat in the future". Stress and anxiety that built … Continue reading Tips for Practicing Mindful Eating

What are “Boundaries” and How Can They Help my Relationships?

What are Boundaries? "Boundaries" is a term that many people use when talking about relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and other individuals in their lives. Boundaries are established rules and limits that we set in order to have healthy connections with others. These boundaries allow us to speak up for ourselves and our own needs … Continue reading What are “Boundaries” and How Can They Help my Relationships?

Stop, Think, & Act Skill for Great Decision Making

Acting impulsively can get the best of us sometimes, especially when we have trouble regulating emotions like anger, disappointment, and frustration. When you're driving and see a red light, you wouldn't usually keep going through it. When we see a yellow light, we slow down and act cautiously until green gives us the signal to … Continue reading Stop, Think, & Act Skill for Great Decision Making

10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

Journaling is a great tool for tracking emotions, expressing feelings, and processing events. You may be thinking, how can I get started and stay consistent with this healthy habit? Below are 10 ways for journaling beginners to get started! 1. Start with setting a small goal such as writing in your journal 3 days a … Continue reading 10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

How to Create a Wellness Planner

Wellness planners are great tools to track your mental and physical health journeys. You can start with a notebook, bullet journal, digital, planner or paper planner to jot down different categories of wellness. I personally use a Happy Planner wellness extension pack with a weekly spread to write out what I'm working on. There are … Continue reading How to Create a Wellness Planner

How to get the Most out of Therapy

Therapy can take hard work and changes are made both inside and outside of sessions. Try these following steps to get the most out of therapy during and after sessions: Practice skills outside of sessions - Almost all skills that are learned in sessions require repetition to truly help. It is important to practice these … Continue reading How to get the Most out of Therapy

What is Talk Therapy?

In my next series, we will be discussing what therapy is, how to get the most out of therapy, and therapy misconceptions. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a treatment for mental and emotional health. It centers around addressing a person's feelings, emotions, behaviors, and thinking patterns. Clinicians develop treatment plans and goals to address specific … Continue reading What is Talk Therapy?