How Can I Be My Healthiest Self in 2021? The new year is the time where we reflect on the previous year and set goals or intentions to create positive change for the future. With the COVID-19 virus still impacting our nation, many are attempting new habits for optimal health. We can often assume this [...]
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How Do I Know if I Need to go to Therapy? The new year often brings with it a renewed perspective of ourselves and our lives, past and future. As we look forward, we may identify new intentions for self-growth. It’s not uncommon during this time to begin asking yourself, “How do I know if [...]
Hope for the New Year Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith [...]
“Celebrating Christmas in the midst of a Pandemic” Christmas, despite the bright and beautiful decorations and the festive spirit, visiting with family and friends, enjoying the sounds and taste of the holidays, can be stressful in normal years. This year it may have added stress caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. As many cities and states [...]
Heartache and Hope This time of year can be hard for many reasons. 2020 has been a year filled with sorrow, disappointment, and loss for everyone. How do you navigate sorrow, disappointment, and loss in this pandemic world? How do you care for your heart when expectations have not come through and loss has been [...]
Grow in Gratitude Thanksgiving time is here. Perhaps you are struggling to find something to be grateful for this year. It would be easy to write 2020 off as a loss, and not find anything redeemable about it. Below is an exercise taken from the book Less Fret More Faith by Max Lucado. He challenges [...]
How to Help with 2020 Election Stress! 2020 Election Stress There has been much stress this year! Whether it is topics of Covid, justice, or the election things have been tense. Many times, we hear what to do physically for stress (i.e. exercise, eat well, sleep well) or even what to do mentally (i.e. healthy [...]
Saying No: One of the keys to an authentic, balanced life. Did you know you make thousands of decisions every day? We often put ourselves in positions where we have said yes too many times to those decisions. While it can be difficult to say no, it is a critical piece of living in a [...]
How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Yourself and Others By: Jessica Winebarger What is trauma? Before identifying the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is important to discuss and define trauma, as many individuals rule themselves and loved ones out from experiencing PTSD due to a limited understanding of what can be [...]
How Long Does Therapy Take?: A Road Trip vs. a Pit Stop Time is so precious to us all, isn’t it? And the way we use it always involves an evaluation of our efforts, money, and emotions invested into it. So it’s no surprise that one of the common questions we receive when we begin [...]