• Ways to support your teenager through a Rough Time

    Are you finding that your son or daughter is being a little more isolated, non-cooperative and maybe even lashing out on you or siblings?   If you are finding a hard time with your teenager, read on. I want to give you some options to help alleviate some stress/overwhelm in your home. Do you remember what it was like being a teenager… oh my goodness do I ever! Do you remember what it was like going back to school every year even if its in the same school. Do you recall ever feeling out of place, I’m sure you can feel as an adult a little bit of insecurity with…

  • Medication…. is that my only option?

    More can be done to help improve your mood than a prescription for a non-magical pill.   Have you been you been to your primary doctor lately and taken a questionnaire that talks about how you have been feeling lately? This is the primary test that is given to 99% of individuals that then are recommended to seek medication to help their mood.     According to studies conducted by Mental Health America  state some facts that may bring your eye brows to heighten. Estimated 43 million American adults have a known mental health diagnosis 6 of those adults experience suicidal thoughts and feelings A rise in our youths mental…

  • Change Equals Awareness

    “The first step in any type of change is to become aware of your own stuff you are lugging behind you”   Change and Awareness….. ohhh these two words I feel are absolutely, everywhere don’t you?!  When it comes to the aspects life these two are the dynamic duo. Like peanut butter and jelly/fluff, mornings and coffee or better yet buffalo and chicken wings haha. Catch my drift 🙂 Change cannot be without being aware and being aware cannot ever exist without change. The definition of change as a verb is to “make or become different” and awareness is defined by “having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact”…

  • Intentional Self-Care

    “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott   I would like to start today by being the upfront person and counselor that I strive to be, this is writing is about a month late. Over the last month, I have had to empty the whole toolbox of self-care for myself, and no this was not by choice. For the last month I have beat myself up about not being able to physically get to writing down my thoughts for all of you. I will do better as I am feeling much more myself as of late. That being said…

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Positive Thoughts

    The definition of an affirmation is as follows: “Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." Wikipedia   This has been something you may have heard of before and wondered what it meant and how you can incorporate them into your life. Affirmations are something that can be easily incorporated into routine or a great way to start a routine which is achievable 5-10minutes daily.   Affirmations are very powerful as they might be things you already belief or aspects of your life that you struggle with but are working on…

  • 4 Step Cycle to Relieve Anxiety in High Schoolers

    Winding down the school year is stressful, don’t you think? Final projects, Regents or AP exams to prepare for, friends going away, finding a job. I can only imagine how you are feeling with only a few more weeks left in the school year. I am going to guess that you are experiencing either one specific feeling or a combination. The feeling that I see generally is Anxious/ Panic. In my last post I gave you some symptoms representing anxiousness that are important to be aware of, check that out if you missed it. Although the feeling of anxiety is generally seen within my practice, I remember how I felt…

  • Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED?

    Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED? We all experience varying levels of sadness or nervousness throughout our lives. Remember your high school years? Sometimes we are down in the dumps, plain old tired, or feeling uncertain. Life simply seems too much to handle. You think you’re “sad” or “nervous”, but when does it cross over that gray line into Depression or Anxiety?   You may be experiencing Depression when you’ve had a period of two weeks or more in which you’re experiencing several of these symptoms: Problems with sleep Problems with appetite Decreased energy Decreased motivation Crying spells Loss of interest Feeling down Problems with memory…

  • The Sky is Truly the Limit

    How afraid are you to move forward? What is holding you back... fear of failure or fear of success? What would it be like if The Sky was the Limit? Who says it isn't? How often do you often second guess your thoughts and feelings? What are you accomplishing by doing this? What would it be like to have power over those "things"? Who says the Sky is Truly the Limit? Giving up is NOT an option.

  • Who are you REALLY?

    This video is meant to inspire some deep thinking of yourself. Why are you who you say are? Tell me, lets have a conversation.