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Gratitude and Joy - 15 Ways to Show in the Holidays

As a mental health therapist, I understand the importance of showing holiday gratitude and joy. This can be even more impactful at this time of the year. It serves as an antidote to the often hectic and commercial aspects...

EMDR and Hope: Healing Hearts and Minds

Trauma Does Not Need to Control Your Life EMDR is here to help in a world fraught with turmoil and strife. One where conflicts like those in Israel and Ukraine seem unending. Everyday traumas often go unnoticed. There is...

Flourishing with a child with ADHD

October - National ADHD Awareness Month Being a mother to a child with ADHD has been a journey filled with challenges. It is also one filled with remarkable insights and hope. October is National ADHD Awareness month so I...

11 Ways to be a Great Mental Health Advocate! An Ultimate Guide

Today's world is fast-paced and demanding. Mental health has emerged as a critical aspect of overall well-being. We prioritize physical health. It is equally crucial to acknowledge and address our mental and emotional well-being. The significance of mental health...

5 Mental Health Challenges to Look for in Children Going Back to School

Back To School Time is Here! It's back to school time and as a parent or guardian, you want this time to be fun and your child to look forward to it. The transition back to school can be...

7 Important Ways Entrepreneurship and Mental Health Connect

How To Stay Resilient How are entrepreneurship and mental health connected? This question may never have crossed your mind. If you run your own business or are thinking about running one, it’s an important question to consider. The truth...

Social Anxiety: 5 Ways to Relax Around People

Many people feel nervous and uptight around others. First - let’s get this out of the way. It’s normal. There we said it. Now that we have acknowledged that social anxiety should be normalized, we can move on. For...

Tips For Living with Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as SAD, affects millions of people all over the world.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “SAD affects 15 million adults or 7.1% of the U.S. population.” Believe it or...

Considerations in Navigating Gender Identity

What is gender identity? What is gender dysphoria? How about gender questioning? If you have ever asked any of these questions or something similar, this post is for you. Below, we’ll explore the considerations in navigating gender identity. Keep...

Moving Forward with Anxiety: You're More Than Your Bad Thoughts

Is there life after anxiety? Yes! You are more than your bad thoughts. In this post, we'll provide tips to help you move forward despite your anxiety. Coping with anxiety can feel like an impossible task. This is even...