“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do... Not a punishment for what you ate.” -Unknown When you think about exercise – do you automatically cringe, or do you actually look forward to it? I used to cringe when someone wanted to “work out” together, but over time I have shifted my thinking and now I look forward
About Colleen AndreColleen values the importance of a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere. At the heart of her work, she seeks to create a safe environment in which clients can feel at ease while working through life’s difficulties. Her specialty is working with women and adolescents struggling with anger management, trauma, and anxiety. She also enjoys assisting those facing multicultural or race-related issues. Ultimately, her goal is to help clients uncover the source of their distress so that they can begin to heal.
Living More Mindfully During COVID-19: How Mindfulness Techniques Can Get You “Unstuck” From Excessive Worry During Uncertain Times
By Melyssa Allen “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu “Right now, we are living in unprecedented times among a global pandemic” – something we have heard many times over the past few months
#1 Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. #2 Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time
By: Jenna Brody, Certified Addiction Professional For most of my life, I have chosen to see the blessing that can stem from challenges. Often, it is in the challenge and questioning why you have to go through emotional pain so we are able to grow emotionally and spiritually. It is in a time of crisis that you see the best
By: Allison Petro, LMHC Poof! Just like that, you and your partner are now spending 24/7 together during these odd times of COVID-19. Quarantine can wear on any couple, no matter who you are or how well you typically get along outside of this pandemic. Cabin fever mixed with both of you working from home while also trying to homeschool
By Brian Kurz, LCSW According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in 10 adults in the United States struggle with depression. Antidepressant medications are a common way to treat the condition, however the use of medication is not the only solution. Benefits of Exercising to Treat Depression Research shows that exercise can also be an effective treatment. In
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC So many of us are feeling an increase in stress because of COVID-19 and how it has affected our daily lives. Stress happens when our body tries to react to an adjustment or change in our lives. It can present itself physically, mentally, or emotionally and often times we will experience stress in all three
The benefits of meditation are vast. From anxiety reduction to sleep improvement to pain management, science backs the health benefits of regular meditation practice. There are a number of apps available to assist you in learning more or sharpening your meditation skills. This article highlights my favorite- Insight Timer. [DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with Insight Timer, nor
"Why do I feel so miserable when motherhood is supposed to be bliss?" You are supposed to be happy. Blissfully happy. You are a mother, right? All you wanted was a healthy beautiful baby and to be a mom for such a long time. But for some reason, you don’t feel blissful. In fact, you feel miserable, filled with guilt.
Shattered Dreams: Labor & Delivery Sarah just found out she is pregnant and is excited but a bit anxious about labor/delivery. As a new mother, she is doing everything in her power to prepare for the big day. She researches, makes plans, takes educational birthing classes, etc. Sarah is intentional about her steps and hopeful of having a good birthing