What is Gratitude and Why Does It Matter?


Gratitude is a word that most of us have heard at least once or twice. Oftentimes its meaning is inferred, but less frequently is it fully explained or taught. In marketing or on social media it can be used in performative ways that unfortunately water down the impact of the word for those of us without a deep understanding of it. The good news is that, once you understand the real meaning and full impact of practicing gratitude, it can be one of the most transformative forces in your life.

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How to Cope With Holiday Grief


  If you look at popular culture and media, the holidays are often depicted as joyful occasions with nothing but happiness, laughter, and usually love. While this can be true, it can also be misleading. The holidays especially can bring up a variety of emotions and experiences that are often left out of the conversation despite being a very large part of the spectrum of emotions that we feel and experience throughout the season.  …

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How to Request an Evaluation From Your Therapist


How to Request an Evaluation From Your Therapist   Over the last several years, discussions surrounding mental health and therapy have increased rapidly. Social media and popular culture have been two large driving factors in the expanding conversation. People from all backgrounds, thought leaders, public figures, and even your neighbor down the street, have begun sharing their personal experiences with mental health more openly as well which has only furthered the conversation. This has provided…

Self Care In a Relationship: Look After Yourself

Self Care In a Relationship: Look After Yourself


  When you enter a relationship with someone you love, of course, you want to do a lot for them. You love making them happy. You want to do their favorite things, eat their favorite foods, go to their favorite places. You probably also want to protect them from getting hurt.   The question becomes, how far will you go to make them happy and protect them from getting hurt? A romantic movie may tell…

Supporting Veterans with PTSD

Supporting Veterans with PTSD

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The men and women who fight for our country often come home with PTSD. 11-20% of veterans suffer from PTSD. Veterans with PTSD are at risk for attempting suicide. Knowing this, there are treatment options and support that can make a big difference for these heroes.   After being exposed to countless life-threatening situations in the military, we must do what we can to protect them now that they are home. Coming from military life…

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