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Creating Space in Your Mind

Creating Space in Your Mind

Do you feel fatigued from a mind constantly on the go? A challenging dynamic of anxiety and depression is the space internal dialogue takes up in a person’s mind. I talk to clients whose mind is constantly on the go, with swirling thoughts and internal chatter....

Time to Talk About Suicide

Time to Talk About Suicide

It’s (past!) time to talk about suicide. Suicide is naturally somewhat of a taboo topic. It’s rarely discussed outside of clinical settings, and if it is, it’s after the fact. Oftentimes, it’s spoken about in hushed tones and short-lived as people don’t know what to...

Coping with the Season Change

Coping with the Season Change

As we begin to move into the fall season, it is important to be conscious and aware that Summer is ending. For some people, this can be very hard because summer means hanging out at the beach, boating on the lake, being outside with friends, cookouts, and other great...

The Power of “Should”

The Power of “Should”

I don’t like using the word “should”. If I hear someone say, “should,” it immediately raises a yellow flag for me to pause and examine what the person is really saying. We interact with many people that use the word “should” to talk about their lives and goals every...

Emotions and Your Brain

Emotions and Your Brain

Our brains are incredibly complex. That’s probably not news to you, but even in sitting down to write this blog, I’m struck again by just how intricate the structures and functions of the brain are. So much is happening up there! Dr. Daniel J. Siegel (M.D.) and Dr....