Letter to an Advice Column (a.k.a Take Your Own Advice!)

Letter to an Advice Column (a.k.a Take Your Own Advice!)

I bet you are amazeballs at giving advice! As a goal-oriented problem solver, you are able to look at a situation and objectively provide the best answer - for others. It’s so much more difficult to do this for ourselves. Read on to learn a strategy that will help you to “take your own advise” …

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The Ham Story: Quit doing things that aren’t serving you

The Ham Story: Quit doing things that aren’t serving you

Trying to do everything increases anxiety and makes us feel crappy about ourselves because we are constantly failing to meet the underlying expectation of perfection. So, if there isn’t enough time to do everything, we need to be choosy about what we are doing.

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Silent Meditation Retreat: Before

Silent Meditation Retreat: Before

I made a commitment to attend my first silent meditation retreat! Over the course of the next three blogs I will be describing my experience. As a result of my mother's influence, I have been intrigued by meditation most of my life. In April 2018, I will be attending a 6-day silent mediation retreat exploring anapanasati at Cloud Mountain

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Is it possible to be too optimistic?

Is it possible to be too optimistic?

Am I too optimistic?  Is it actually possible to be too optimistic?  When it comes right down to it, I want to feel happy as much of the time as possible.  This requires me to be aware of my thoughts (perceptions) in every situation I find myself. Would you like to increase your capacity for positive emotions?  Read on techniques to help you increase optimism in your life...

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You're not lazy. You need the tools to create DETERMINATION.

You're not lazy. You need the tools to create DETERMINATION.

Do you find yourself saying, "I know what I need to do. I'm just too lazy to do it."  Maybe it's not laziness. There are skills we can practice in order to increase the likelihood that we'll follow through with the goals we set.  Read on to find out how...

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What Intention Will You Set for the Upcoming Year?

What Intention Will You Set for the Upcoming Year?

With the new year upon us, many people are setting resolutions; however, resolutions often set us up to beat ourselves up when we don't reach the goal. A more strategic idea is to pick a word that will create intention for your year.

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Is it normal to cry during therapy?

Is it normal to cry during therapy?

In our search to be "normal" we often question if it's ok to cry or how much crying is "ok" during a counseling session. While it is not the case with every person and in every session, tears are often a part of the therapeutic process.  Here are three reasons why people cry during therapy sessions.

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TIRED OF FEELING LIKE A “HOT MESS”? CHECK OUT THESE TIPS!

TIRED OF FEELING LIKE A “HOT MESS”?  CHECK OUT THESE TIPS!

We’ve all been there… Way too much to handle, head spinning, nothing seems to be going right, and feeling like a failure on most fronts. Because we will never be able to make all aspects of our lives run smoothly, here are a three tips to help you get your feet firmly planted on the ground so you can get back to being amazing...

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