Serious About Weight Loss? Cancel That Nightly Glass of Wine

I love the beginning of the year and do take the time to put together my resolutions along with everyone else. Why not take a little time to give yourself workable goals in the new year, and I do have high hopes for 2020. Having worked with people in some capacity toward healthier lifestyle creation…

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3 Things People That Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions Know

I became a therapist after spending a little over a decade in gyms, supporting people as a personal trainer. It was such a fun job until the holidays hit, and the gym would become a ghost town for a good couple of months. However, we all knew that the New Year was right around the…

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5 Areas You Can Work on Today to Improve Your Relationship

Do you have a good relationship? What if I told you there are steps you can take to make it great? Consider this scenario: You are sipping a latte across from your partner. She turns to you and says, “For starters, let’s end things. Seriously, it’s not you, it’s me”. She looks at you from…

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The Dark Side of the Holidays and Drinking

Every year, I notice a consistent trend in my practice. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, a significant number of my clients either quit, no-show sessions, or chronically cancel appointments. New client inquiries plummet. Most therapists experience a “Summer Slow-Down” when their clients go on vacation. As a substance abuse counselor, I experience a “Holiday…

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5 Strategies to Beat Procrastination

I am a gamer. I have been playing video games since I was a kid, starting with Atari way back in the day, evolving into a PS4 and PC fiend. Now, before you tune out altogether, this is not a post about video game. This is a look at the games that we play with…

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3 Essential Steps to Heal Complex Grief

While there are many things we can do to prepare for the death of someone we love, it’s impossible to prepare for complex grief.  For my family, the loss of our mother was complex.  When she was diagnosed with lung cancer, we faced the reality of loss. We knew that even the best treatment would…

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