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Eat your GRAPES
Self-care is incredibly beneficial to our well-being, yet with the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to put it on the back burner. When "eating your GRAPES", or doing anything, is the last thing we want, it is usually when we need it the most.Read More
3 Things to incorporate into your daily routine
Sometimes we put our own well being on the back burner, which is the last place it should be. Make it a habit to set aside time each day for self-care. This is especially important if you are facing a depression. Make these things are a daily habit; like brushing your teeth everyday - you just do it.Read More
Learning to set boundaries is tough
It is common to worry that setting boundaries will cause a relationship to suffer and hurt the feelings of the other person. Knowing the purpose of asserting your limits is essential: setting boundaries brings clarity and safety to relationships.Read More
Use technology to help build your self-esteem
Self-esteem is something we've all struggled with at times. Sometimes you feel like you're in a rut and need some help getting back into believing in yourself. Sometimes you just feel like you need a boost in confidence but aren't sure how to get it. With high self-esteem we are more inclined to make better decisions, take better care of ourselves, and explore our full potential.
Our phones have become an essential part of our day, so why not use them to help us build our self-esteem?
"The tyranny of suffering last only as long as it takes for compassion to show up on the scene” - James Finley
This workshop is for anyone who desires to make spirituality a greater resource in their own healing or who hopes to make spirituality a resource in their work being with others on their healing journey.
A series on men, our emotions, and wholehearted livingRead More
A series on getting unstuck and learning to live and love with our whole heartsRead More
Tools and support to change your life
Starting October 3rd 2018, every Wednesday evening 6pm-7:30pm
17 Examples of the Worst Relationship Advice We've Heard
We all like to give and get advice. We read it in magazines and articles online, we hear it on tv and from friends and family. Sometimes, the advice is not good, and can actually be harmful to a relationship or an individual. We put together a list of the 17 worst pieces of relationship advice we've heard, and an explanation to why each piece is not true.Read More
If you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed as the holidays draw near, you aren’t alone. ‘Tis the season for sugar cookies and stress!
For many people, this stress manifests itself as emotional eating, overeating, or a preoccupation with how we will make healthy choices amidst the sea of peppermint bark and spinach dip. All of these manifestations of stress take us out of the present moment and into our heads. That is not how we want you to remember your holiday season.Read More
Feelings are complex and often difficult to identify. We want to help you learn how to identify your emotions. For the next few weeks, use this list to develop the skills to recognize and name your feelings.
How do you stop defensiveness from harming your relationship?
Your partner hurt your feelings or crossed a line. You want to share how you feel, but you never feel heard. Better yet, you have tried so many ways to talk about your feelings and get nowhere. They respond with explanation and frustration. They may say, “I would have gotten that done sooner, but I was busy.” Or “You are always so critical.” While we can’t control how your partner responds, we can increase the chance that they will listen by communicating in a positive and constructive way.Read More
Defensiveness puts up a wall in your relationship. Stop it before it starts.
A defensive person is emotionally closed off, argumentative, and often exhibits negative body language like crossed arms. They will deflect the conversation away from the original issue and either refuse to engage or launch loosely related counterattacks on their partner. This doesn't sound like the kind of person you would feel safe expressing your hurt or concerns with, does it? So how do you stop yourself or your partner from jumping to the defensive?Read More
What is EMDR and What should I expect?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This research-based therapy technique is most beneficial to those seeking treatment for trauma and anxiety. When someone experiences an extreme negative reaction or feeling in response to a certain situation or memory, EMDR is used to help replace the negative emotions with more relaxed reactions. Ultimately, EMDR offers relief and a more positive outlook in facing similar types of stressors.Read More