11
SEP
2018

Finding Beauty in Pain: Art Therapy for Trauma Recovery

70% of adults will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives: physical or emotional abuse, war, natural disasters, medical diagnoses, etc. But even though the vast majority of people will eventually come face-to-face with trauma, many will struggle to talk about...
28
AUG
2018
positive affirmations vs. afformations

Keys to Self Care: Positive Affirmations vs. Afformations and Why It Matters

The power of positive thinking. We’ve all heard that phrase, and yet the majority of us still fall into patterns of harsh negativity. I’m not smart enough to get that promotion. I’m too out of shape to train for a 5K. I’m not strong enough to walk away from this destructive...
13
AUG
2018
mind-body therapies

Counseling Advice: Get Better Results by Adding These Mind-Body Therapies to Your Routine

In and of itself, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and talk therapy can be powerful ways for an individual to expand the emotions that he or she is comfortable dealing with, while building self-esteem and finding global solutions to a wide array of everyday problems—from marriage...
28
JUL
2018
coping with addiction

Coping with Addiction: It’s Not Just the Addict Who Needs Help

When a family member or loved one is in the throes of drug addiction or alcohol dependency, it’s easy to invest all of our time and energy into helping them: we stage interventions; we help them get into treatment centers and detox programs; we threaten them with ultimatums; we...
10
JUL
2018
stress management

take a deep breath: counseling advice for stress management

From something as minor as a traffic jam or disciplining a child to something as heavy as processing the pain caused by an unfaithful spouse or the grave illness of a loved one, stress can easily manifest in our lives, bringing along with it emotional, physical, cognitive and...
03
JUL
2018
rainy day family bonding activities

Raindrops Keep Falling: 5 Fun (and Free) Rainy Day Family Bonding Activities

It’s summertime. The sun is shining, and the kids are out of school for a few months. Fun and free family activities are easy to come by, no matter what part of the country you’re in. There are free music festivals, food and dining events, cultural celebrations, and any amount of...
14
JUN
2018
free events in denver

Free & Cheap Events in Denver | 2018 Edition

Denver has so much to offer, and not all of it costs a lot of money! In fact, there are 100 pages of free and cheap events in Denver, available for download right here! Huge shout out to our friend Deahna, who invests a huge amount of time into compiling this list of free and...
09
JUN
2018
suicide awareness and prevention

Suicide Awareness & Prevention | What to Look For & How to Help

Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Robin Williams. Kurt Cobain. Alexander McQueen. Chris Cornell. Avicii. There are dozens of celebrities who have taken their own lives, garnering the undivided attention of the media and an overwhelming wave of public mourning. But for every one...
30
MAY
2018
time to stop therapy

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times & When It’s Time to Stop Therapy

Many people seek therapy when they are struggling with specific challenges or emotions: fear, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship woes, etc. In some circumstances, clients “graduate” from therapy as soon as their presenting symptoms cease. However, when therapy is...
15
MAY
2018
grief counseling advice

Not-So-Good Grief: Coping with the Loss of Mom on Mother’s Day

“Loss and heartache do not define you. They are part of your story.” –Unknown For many, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration. But for many others, Mother’s Day is a time of grief and pain. Whether you are grieving the loss of your mom, have a complicated relationship with her,...