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Is Manifesting Real?


Is Manifesting Real?

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA  The first time I heard about manifesting I considered it “woo woo”- or “an unconventional belief regarded as having little scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism, or alternative medicine” as the Oxford dictionary likes to put it. The true definition of manifesting- to manifest, is to “display or show by one’s actions or appearance;...[ read more ]

Healing With Nature

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA  I feel as if all around me are advertisements for things that say “all natural”,  “natural spring water”, “organic produce”, etc. The marketing departments must be on to something, and yet, how many of us really connect with nature itself? How often do we go outside and engage with the world we live in?  Researchers have...[ read more ]

Accepting Rejection

by Jessica Swanson, MFT  Rejection is a universal experience that everyone encounters at some point in their life. It can be a devastating blow to one's confidence and self-esteem, leaving us feeling inadequate and helpless. However, it is important to recognize that rejection is a normal part of life and can be an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. In...[ read more ]

Why Sleep Matters

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA Sleep is vital to our health and well-being and most of us don’t get enough of it. The amount of sleep necessary for optimal health varies by age. Babies need about 16 hours, teenagers should strive for 9, while adults need between 7-9 hours every night. The National Sleep Foundation found that 39% of Americans get...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA What is Trauma? The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible or disturbing event. I like to see trauma as any negative experience that currently affects the way you think, feel, or interact within the world. This can be anything from a car accident to experiencing a natural disaster, or living...[ read more ]

How to Set Boundaries During the Holiday Season

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA For most people, or so it seems through movies and social media, the holidays are full of joy, wonder, and family. We’ve all seen those clips of people gathered around a tree or dinner table, laughing, and appearing carefree. But in reality, holidays are often stressful- traveling, taking off from work, managing finances, wrangling kiddos, and...[ read more ]

Reverse Mom Guilt and What To Do About It

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA       Whether you’re a mom or not, you’ve probably heard of the term “mom guilt”. It is most often used to describe the guilty feeling mothers experience when they do things directly outside of being a caretaker. Some activities that might induce mom guilt may include: working, resting, catching up with a friend over...[ read more ]

How Can I Actually Practice Self-Care?

by Megan Kovach, LCMHC-A, NCC Do you ever get tired of hearing the word or phrase, “self-care?” What does it mean? Many of us feel like we are already doing the best we can to take care of ourselves and some of us wonder what self-care is actually supposed to look like. Have you ever thought, “I am so sick...[ read more ]

Navigating Eco-Anxiety

by Liz Warren, Stillpoint Admin Earth Day is this week on Friday, April 22nd. This is a day to celebrate Earth and its beauty as our home, but this year I feel much less inclined to “celebrate”. Mainly because there is a lot of negativity and uncertainty surrounding climate change and the future of our planet and people. With that...[ read more ]

Is This Really Burnout?!

by Amanda Smith LCSW I remember the first time I heard the word "Burn-out." It was this eye-opening and almost magical "aha" moment when I realized that I needed to make a big life change. I needed that word. It perfectly described my ailment and helped me realize that I was, indeed, burnt out. Sometimes words are like that. Sometimes...[ read more ]