2019 Self Care Goals

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A Therapist's Rant on Self Care


Our culture has been thoroughly misconstrued on what it means to practice Self Care. I've read countless articles on professionals advising clients to take that vacation, have that spa day,  and spend a day being a couch potato thinking that "relaxation" will solve the woes of today's constantly moving lifestyles. I then read blog after blog of busy parents, professionals, and cynics describing how the idea of Self Care is not only impractical but selfish in it's foundation. These frantically busy people spout on about how they have no time to breathe let alone get a massage while chasing their 3 kids around or trying to make a living! Not only that, it's unthinkable that spending precious resources of money and time on themselves we all are just struggling to make it to the weekend. 

To these people I say you are completely missing the p ...

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Daily Mindfulness: Take a Break!

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DAILY MINDFULNESS

Take a Break

I had pity party this morning. I've been stressed about several areas of my life and was having a difficult time seeing any end in sight. What I failed to remember is that as a therapist, I have the privilege of knowing countless exercises and tools to help me figure out what is going on. Why is it so hard to do as I preach to my clients day in and day out?! That's a question for another day. Just know that your therapist isn't the person who completely has their life in complete order. In fact, does anyone?

It wasn't until I thought about having to write another blog entry that I realized I was the one stressing myself out through my own self judgement. Being your own worst critic is one that gets me every time! So I decided to remind myself to be kind, not only to those ...

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Should I? Or Not? (Seek Counseling)

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Should I?

I've noticed a similarity between all my clients. They all struggled with if they should or shouldn't seek out professional help.  

Many put off reaching out for help until they hit rock bottom others remain waffling back and forth for months before they decide to take action. You may think that you already have people in your life you can talk to (how's that been working out for you?) or that you can figure it out on your (with Google's help of course!) 

I get it.

The anxiety of talking to a virtual stranger about everything you feel like you've been doing wrong in life can be overwhelming. Not to even mention the fact that more than likely, you will be revealing to this person your deepest and darkest fears, hopes, and secrets. I'm the therapist and I get a little anxious over it! In an earlier post I discussed mak ...

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