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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Oh, the Disney Movies I have seen. Growing up in Ukraine, I remember one of my favorite things to do moments was to wake up early on Saturday mornings on Saturday morning and watch Disney movies. Watching television was a luxury, so I cherished each opportunity I had....

Overreacting

Overreacting

We’ve probably all been there. We hear some news or are on the receiving end of some tough information, and we find ourselves overflowing with a big reaction. Before long, someone tells us that we’re overreacting and need to calm down, which basically only ever makes...

Feeling Lonely? It’s Not Just You

Feeling Lonely? It’s Not Just You

I wish I could tell you exactly what percentage of clients I work with report feeling lonely in their day-to-day lives. If it’s not 100%, it is at least close to it. About a year ago, I wrote a post It’s Not Just You: The...

[VIDEO] – Practice Gratitude, Get Joy

Contrary to popular belief, joy is NOT connected to circumstances. In fact, you can feel joy alongside any life situation despite finances, relationships, or level of success. Alexandra Hoerr, the founder of Optimum Joy, explains how joy is not circumstantial and the...

6 Basic Mental Health Needs

6 Basic Mental Health Needs

We all know that food, water, shelter, and clothing are basic human physical needs that must be met for us to thrive and survive in the world. But, what about our basic psychological needs? Dr. Jeffrey Young, developer of Lifetrap therapy, also known as Schema...

Silence

Silence

Silence can be a very interesting and powerful therapeutic tool. Anyone who may have never participated in counseling, and who isn’t familiar with the benefits of internally processing, might feel uncomfortable with this at first. I’d love to review the positives of...