TV Therapy

Not many people know this about me, but I have an undergrad degree in English Literature. I 100% went to college to be a writer. Not a reader, a writer. Initially I considered journalism but I honestly didn’t want to take STAT and ECON. I’m a decent writer, not so much an avid mathematician. The […]

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Wake Up, Six

The Devil Wears Prada has been my goto motivation movie for years. I’m not really sure how it stuck, but back in college I would put on this movie and be able to stop procrastinating and do my work. Even after college, I would put on this movie whenever I just needed to get some […]

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To Swim or Not to Swim? (With Sharks)

Im writing this post from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean on my way to swim with sharks off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. I’ve started to write posts whenever I experience some grand aha moment. For one, it makes for better content than me just trying to come up with some […]

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Just a Spoonful of Self-Care

Self-Care does not have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to cost much money. There are a lot of things that we can do everyday to promote health and wellness in our lives through self-care. Practicing healthy self-care is more important than we often think. Taking care of ourselves creates opportunity for us to grow and expand our productivity. Taking self-care breaks to increase work efficiency may seem counter intuitive, but, in reality, we need those moments to refuel and recharge our batteries.  Starting small is the best way to introduce ourselves into the wonderful and amazing world of self-care. And, oh, yes, self-care can become addictive. You can thank me later.

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Oh, Hello, Weekend

f. I have been trying to intentionally practice self-care strategies on the weekends so that I can refuel myself for the week ahead. It doesn’t solve everything, but it is very nice to have a few days to rest my brain from the stresses of everyday life as a mental health professional.  Here are some of the things that I’ve been trying to do every weekend. It has definitely made a difference and helped me to embrace the whole TGIF thing again.

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Let’s Talk Family

ow we handle the problems in our family is often more important than the issues themselves. When family members argue, there is often an attempt to establish blame, bring up past issues, and attempt form alliances within the family. The way we deal with conflict can become habitual and it is important to recognize any unhealthy conflict management strategies within the family and be open to adapting more effective communication strategies. Learning to manage conflicts in a healthy way can actually improve relationships and build trust.

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