Basic Strategies

This is my list of basic strategies. Although this was originally geared toward those with depression, these are appropriate for many types of issues people deal with. This is designed to be a good starting point for therapy. Take a look below. How does your life compare? 1. Sleeping.  Please try to consistently get 6 Read More …

Guided Meditation

There are many benefits to meditation. I’m not talking about meditation from a religious point of view, but simply meditation to rest your mind and refill your cup. Some people can meditate on the own without any external help. But some people, especially those new at meditation, find that their mind wanders too much and Read More …

Mini-Mental vacation

Wouldn’t it be nice to go on vacation to the beach, or a lake, or a forest? You can though a simple visualization exercise. Follow these instruction. Read through them, get to know them, then give it a try. Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Let it out and imagine you are at Read More …

Searching for your happiness

A wise teacher once brought balloons to school, told her pupils to blow them up and write their name on one. After the children tossed their balloons into the hall, the teacher moved through the hall mixing them all up. The kids were given five minutes to find the balloon with their name on it, Read More …

Change takes action and Intention

Let’s talk about what it means to be happy. Many of the people I work with have varying levels of happiness. But mostly they are not as happy as they would like to be. Lasting happiness is an internal thing, not an external one. Some people think that things or money will make them happy. Read More …

Which Wolf do you feed?

According to a Cherokee legend in which “An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.” ‘A fight is going on inside me,’ he said to the boy. ‘It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil — he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, Read More …

Daily Questions to ask yourself during quarantine

Self-help during quarantine Whether it is during quarantine or not, these 6 questions are a great way to check in with yourself, help keep up your mood and get you through the day. What am I grateful for today? Who am I checking in on, or connecting with today? What expectations of “normal” am I Read More …

Codependency

Taken from: https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/codependency Codependency involves sacrificing one’s personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has an extreme focus outside themselves. Their thoughts and actions revolve around other people, such as spouses or relatives. Codependency often appears in relationships which are unbalanced and unhealthy. A person with codependency often tries Read More …