Posts by Matt Lawson, MA, NCC, LPC

Tis The Season For Moderation

On Tuesday of this week, we hit one of our favorite places to get Mexican food in honor of one of our favorite dinner traditions. Hocus Pocos was playing on the big screen television when we walked in. Cobwebs and witch hats decorated the walls and the ceilings. Creepy pillows with skulls and graveyards littered…

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Battle Stress With Battle Ropes

It’s an hour before kickoff on Sunday afternoon. My family has had a long weekend of getting together with friends up in the mountains for the weekend. As with most Sundays, there is a laundry list of things to do to prepare for the week ahead of us. When my wife approaches me to take…

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Stop Chasing Motivation and Get Your Business Going

You may find this difficult to believe, but not everyone you see on Tiktok is as reputable as they seem. Many of these frauds have infiltrated your other social media outlets. I’m sure you have seen them pop up in your video stream, promising that you, too, can make millions and drive a Bugatti just…

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Wishing You The Best of Luck!

Good luck! Best of Luck! May good luck and fortune follow you where ever you go! Sending good luck vibes your way! February first kicked off the first day of Chinese New Year and, good luck talk is in the air. This annual fifteen-day festival ushers China and Chinese communities worldwide in the new year.…

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A Reflection on Modern Dating: For Best Results Stay True to You!

December is a particularly difficult month to be single. It is a season of sensual, sensory overload: matching pajama sets, clinking mugs at the Christkindl Market, Starbucks peppermint mocha, and familial inquiries, “anyone special in your life this year?” If you are noticing within yourself a desire for physical touch, connection, and/or companionship, you are…

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See No, Hear No, Fear No Spiders

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the fear of the unknown. H.P. Lovecraft I like to think of October as the most haunted time of the year and the month that contains my favorite holiday, Halloween. This whole month is about listening to…

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Better Balance Makes For Better Gaming

The first game that really grabbed me was The Legend of Zelda. I am part of the gaming generation that played the original eight-bit version on the first Nintendo. I remember losing an entire Saturday morning, playing with my brother solving puzzles, and conquering level bosses. Of course, that is until the Nintendo would freeze,…

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Want a Better Night Sleep? These Tips Will Help

Sleep has never come easily to me. I remember nights when I was in high school where my mind would chase dozens of thought rabbits down their holes. I remember the frustration and sitting awake wide-eyed when the first hints of sunlight would brighten the morning sky. As an adult, I feel that I had…

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Pandemic Pounds a Problem? Take These 3 Steps to Reclaim Your Waistline

The pandemic has not been kind to our waistlines. In fact, the “APA’s survey of U.S. adults, conducted in late February 2021 by The Harris Poll, shows that a majority of adults (61%) experienced undesired weight changes—weight gain or loss—since the pandemic started, with 42% reporting they gained more weight than they intended. Of those,…

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