How Connected Are You?

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Connection is both an art and science. Two basic components of communications are talking about yourself and asking questions of the other. In addition to the words you speak, consider your facial expression, tone of voice, volume and body posture. Healthy Communication + Connection = Deeper Relationship It is important to recognize we are relational […]

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Making Sense of Our Emotions

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“She’s so emotional.” “I wish I wasn’t so emotional.” These are comments I hear often in my office. According to the psychology dictionary, Emotion is the complex reaction pattern to situations around us that involves experiential, behavioral and physiological elements. Let’s allow the depth of this description to sink in. We are emotional beings. To […]

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Dealing With Stress At Work

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You’ve got deadlines to meet, meetings to attend, client deals hanging in the balance, and it feels like the whole team is counting on you. No matter what your line of business, you’ve no doubt been under stressful circumstances. If you’re an employer, both you and your employees probably face the challenges of stress on […]

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Selfish, or Self-Care?

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Are you a giver? A people pleaser? I see many clients in my office who are exhausted – who thought they were on the right path, and yet they’ve lost the energy they once had. Some are mothers with young children. Others are…

Is Technology Damaging Your Relationships?

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Is technology interfering with your most important relationships? Have you ever looked forward to intimate time with your partner only to feel alone because they are looking at their smartphone? Mindfulness is a common…

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Reduce Stress and Chronic Pain with this One Practice

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Thirty-five years ago Massachusetts scientist, Jon Kabat-Zin, developed a new approach to overcoming the challenges and adventures of everyday life. The intensive training program he developed is called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). It uses mindfulness meditation to allow participants to increase their awareness of their experiences, and respond more effectively to pain, illness, and […]

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What is Integrative Counseling?

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The body, mind, and heart are integral and cannot be separated in order for a person to be healthy. Integrative counseling is a unifying therapy that responds to each individual at the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels.