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Grieving During the Holidays – 5 Survival Strategies

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Grieving During the Holidays – 5 Survival Strategies

Grieving During the Holidays: 5 Easy Survival Strategies by Dr. Jenn Matheson, PhD, LMFT The holidays can be a time of warmth and celebration, full of hustle and bustle. But sometimes it feels as though the world forgets that there are people in it who are not in the mood to celebrate anything. Sound familiar?  If so, you are not alone.  Many people wish they could just go to sleep and wake up when the season is over. Feelings like this can be strongest when you are struggling with grief over losing someone or something you loved deeply. If you are one of the many people this...

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The Meditating Pastor Part 1

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Meditating Pastor Part 1

We all have that “inner narrator” in our head that starts blabbing the second we wake up to the minute we go to bed. Your inner narrator may even, as you read this, be going on about how you need to be doing this and that and not reading a blog post about meditation, because meditation is a bunch of hoo-ha. Now, when we talk about an inner narrator, we are not talking about “hearing voices,” we mean simply that boring commentator that keeps a running, judgmental monologue going in your head from sun up to sundown. For most of us that voice is a total jerk who seems to want only our...

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Quiz: Are You a Burnout Threat?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Quiz: Are You a Burnout Threat?

Kurt Cobain famously quoted Neil Young’s song “Hey, Hey, My, My” when he declared in his final words that “It is better to burn out than fade away.” Although both artists hold considerable cultural and artistic caché, is the above statement true? Whether we consciously have considered the statement or not, most of us probably live like it’s true: we want to push the throttle of every day to the maximum speed available and we feel weird when lay down to sleep after a day where we didn’t go full speed. While achievement and working hard can be a very good thing, we can have...

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Is Doing Nothing Restful?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Is Doing Nothing Restful?

After a long week of meetings, deadlines, relational gymnastics, improvisational managerial parkour, and other assorted to-do’s it just feels right to want to completely unplug and shut down. The logic holds that if a car’s gas tank is empty it is just going to sit where it lies. And why would humans be any different? The fact of the matter is that we humans are finite and tiredness, even exhaustion, is normal (for lots of reasons) at the end of a week. Needing to rest and recharge is to be expected. This can be a hard reality to accept in the achievement culture we live in. Human...

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4 Easy Steps To Fix Your Most Destructive Relationship

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

4 Easy Steps To Fix Your Most Destructive Relationship

Would you be friends with a person who lies to you all the time? Who barely supported your dreams and goals? Who physically stood in your way, pushed you down, and bullied you when you tried to be your best? The answer to this questions is obvious- Heck No! That person sounds like a vile, terrible human being and I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. Unfortunately, it is all too common that our most important relationship is a relationship that looks just like this poor excuse for a friend. Our relationship with ourself, through our thoughts, is often the most tumultuous and...

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5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

5 Steps to Rebuilding Confidence after a Physical Trauma

by Whitney Prestwood, MA, NCC, Clinical Associate   One of the most common casualties of trauma is self-confidence. After a trauma we are thrown into a space where perhaps the world around us hasn’t changed much, but we most certainly have. Hobbies and activities we used to enjoy and were good at can seem alien and near impossible. Truthfully, how could they not? Our sense of security and reality has been altered and, as Walsh (2003) put it, we may struggle with the belief that we have been set back to square one. Loss of confidence can show up in a variety of ways. Perhaps...

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