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Thanksgiving Day Gratitude

Gratitude Is Good For Your Health: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving Day Gratitude It seems the entire nation skips right to the December holidays after Halloween costumes are put away. Black Friday previews creep into early November. Wintery holiday commercials are aired beginning in October,...
Every day I talk with young adults who aren’t as happy as they want to be. Here's a young adult's guide to a happy life, using the acroynm OMEGAS.

A Young Adult’s Guide to a Happy Life

A 24-year-old guy - I’ll call him Will - sat in my office not too long ago. He was in his first job after graduating from college, living in a city far from his...
Family mealtime is one of the most powerful ways parents can have a positive impact on their child’s wellbeing. Here are 4 ways to maximize mealtime!

The Importance of Family Mealtime: 4 Ways to Maximize Mealtime and Promote Positive Connection

"Dinner Time Is the Worse!" Meredith lamented when I asked her what was one of her most stressful times of her day as a parent. Meredith complained feeling like a drill Sergeant, constantly barking orders...
Intimacy can be defined as a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of. Here's how to reroute intimacy and connection.

How to Reroute Intimacy and Connection

It is more than half-way through another year and nothing has changed. You thought it would “just get better” eventually. At times life happens and suddenly you find yourself staring at your partner thinking,...
The best way to "go with the flow" is to maintain structure, but allow for some flexibility and spontaneity. Check out our 5 tips to flexible thinking!

How to Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking

Although structure, organization, and consistency are highly encouraged, there can come a point where we go a little overboard and become rigid and inflexible. You may have heard the words “control freak” or “uptight”...
How can parents have a successful school year? There are three things to consider: communication, time management, and proper sleep.video

How Can Parents Have a Successful School Year?

How Can Parents Have a Successful School Year? Let's talk about having a successful school year! There are three things that you want to consider: 1. Communicate back and forth between the school and yourself. You...
There's a lot of misconceptions about happiness. Many people think "once I achieve X goal, I will be happier." Unfortunately, that's not entirely true.video

What Are the Misconceptions of Happiness?

What Are the Misconceptions of Happiness? As a mental health professional, there are many clients that come into my office every day asking about the concept of happiness and how they can attain more happiness...
At the end of the day, the athlete who learns resiliency through sports is the one who takes away more from the game than what any trophy provides.

The Agony of Defeat: Developing Resiliency Through Sports

Sports aren’t fair. There are rules and regulations put in place in an effort to create a fair environment for two teams or individuals to play for a winner, however, those boundaries placed cannot...
I have 3 guidelines that are simple when it comes to effective communication with children. Do not yell, communicate well, and demonstrate.video

3 Guidelines to Effective Communication with Children

Communication is not as simple, as we think. Most of us have a hard time with it. An assumption made is, once a child can speak, they are now able to communicate.  That is...
"I want to quit my job, but I need the money..." 30% of those employed view their position as a job to get them by. So, if you're unhappy with your job, try focusing on proper work-life balance.

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

I am by no means a career counselor, but on occasion, career-related concerns emerge in my work with clients. The expressed issue typically involves a lack of personal fulfillment when it comes to that...