How To Maximize Your Mental Health Day

2021-09-25T21:21:29+00:00September 25th, 2021|

Mental health is becoming a larger priority as our society experiences the collective impact of minimizing its importance. In the U.S., suicide, depression, and overdose rates have been trending in the wrong direction. This statistic is not only alarming but it is also a critical reminder to consider our own [...]

What is the Mind-Body Connection?

2021-07-13T16:52:26+00:00July 13th, 2021|

Mention the words, “mind-body connection,” and every self-styled life coach within ear shot will nod affirmingly as if you have just unveiled the secret to life. Aside from the trendiness, what does this really mean and how is it relevant to receiving therapy? This topic becomes especially confusing because the [...]

Mindfulness as the Antidote for Addiction

2021-03-23T01:20:04+00:00January 29th, 2021|

The power of mindfulness to treat addiction has become increasingly evident as my sober time increases and I practice meditation in the ways outlined below. Gaining this awareness required a glimpse into the mirror where I could see how badly I wanted to stop and how impossible that was at [...]

How to Drop the Struggle with Anxiety – Part 3

2021-03-23T01:23:23+00:00August 22nd, 2019|

In Part 2, we learned that if our goal is to rid ourselves of anxiety, it will likely only increase the frequency, intensity, and duration of anxiety over time. How can this be? Expansion not subtraction Part of the answer lies in where Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has its philosophical [...]

How to Drop the Struggle with Anxiety – Part 2

2021-03-23T01:24:08+00:00April 29th, 2019|

In part 1, we learned how anxiety is like struggling in quicksand. The more we struggle with it, the more we are caught in its sinking trap. My own personal struggle with anxiety consistently intensified from 3rd grade, when my classmates noticed my sweaty armpits, all the way into adulthood. [...]

How to Drop the Struggle with Anxiety – Part 1

2021-03-23T01:28:43+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

How To Drop the Struggle with Anxiety Anxiety and I have been well-acquainted for awhile. After years of struggling, learning, and training on how to treat anxiety, I still recognize it showing up in my life regularly. I personally struggle to this day with how much I dislike anxious, fearful [...]

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