09
NOV
2018
parenting styles

Prepare for Impact: How Parenting Styles Impact Child Development

No two parents have exactly the same parenting style. But every single parent will have an impact on the emotional development of their children, as well as on their ability to succeed in the long-term. Understanding the role your actions and behaviors play when it comes to your...
25
OCT
2018
play therapy

So Your Child Needs Play Therapy. Now What?

Parents do everything in their power to protect their children from traumatic situations. Unfortunately, life sometimes has different plans for us—and those plans are often completely out of our control. Natural disasters, unexpected deaths, divorce or separation, abuse…children...
10
OCT
2018
beat the blues holistic depression treatments

Live Your Happiest Life: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Beat the Blues

Clinical depression is a real problem. More than 300 million people across the globe are afflicted with this often-debilitating mental health condition, but fewer than 50% of those suffering will ever find effective treatment. Tried-and-true depression treatments such as talk...
26
SEP
2018
parenting advice

Weeding Through Parenting Advice: Top 10 Tips for Today’s Parents

Parenting is not easy. Especially in today’s world where we’re bombarded with parenting advice from every direction. There are books upon books and blogs and e-Newsletters and magazines and they’re all filled with information to help parents raise healthy, well-adjusted children....
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...