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The Chakra Rights – Finding Balance in the Mind and Body

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The Chakra Rights – Finding Balance in the Mind and Body

I made a post last week about “Chakra Rights” and hosted a “Chakra Balancing Flow” in early January.  I thought a blog post for those people not as familiar with the chakras may be helpful. First, the chakras are a system of psychological energy centers that run from the bottom of the spine to the crown of the head.  Understanding...[ read more ]

Why Not Me?

There typically comes a time in our lives where we have crucial decisions to make. Whether it’s a new job or position, learning a new hobby, or joining a new extracurricular activity, these decisions can bring up a variety of emotions and uncertainty. Recently, I was faced with a decision to go part time at my job to grow as a...[ read more ]

Chronic Illness and Stress

Chronic illness is hard for us to wrap our minds around at times. We typically think of illness in terms of two extremes: having a cold which you will likely recover from or having cancer with the possible outcome of death. Rather illness, like everything else, is a spectrum. For some people illness is ongoing; there is no stop or...[ read more ]

Top 10 Self-Care Strategies

I bet you think that I’m going to tell you precisely what you need to do to practice self-care. Well, I am; but this is not your typical trendy list of prescriptive self-care tasks. The way I look at it, true self-care comes from a way of thinking more than a list of doing (especially if it’s someone else’s list...[ read more ]

Secondary Trauma:  What’s self-care got to do with it?

Raise your hands if you have ever been to a training about compassion fatigue or secondary trauma. Now raise your hands if it was helpful. I suspected as much. If I had a dime for every time someone said the words self-care, I could retire. Cue the eye rolls. What people who treat trauma know is that a scheduled bubble...[ read more ]

Our Vision and Mission

I have recently been thinking about and fine tuning our business vision and mission.  It is important to me that everyone understands what we do and what our intention is in putting together this business.  We are doing something a little new and a little different and sometimes "new" can be scary. In the end, I think we have several...[ read more ]

Moving Past Imposter Syndrome and Stepping Into Your Light

I recently announced that Stillpoint Counseling is expanding this July.  This is exciting news!  After just 1 year of going into private practice solo, I am humbled to say it was successful.  It IS successful!  Every day I wake up and think, “Is this really happening?!”  It is in that moment I make the choice to walk humbly forward to...[ read more ]

Mindfulness and Meditation

There is a growing body of research for the practice of mindfulness and the use of meditation to enhance overall well-being and health.  You have probably heard of mindfulness, but how much do we really understand or practice this day to day? Mindfulness is the action of paying attention to what is happening in the present moment without overly reacting,...[ read more ]

Movement for Healthy Development

We know that being physically active is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for young kids to be physically active. Making sure to implement movement into their daily lives is the best way to ensure they will reach a high level of physical fitness. Research shows that promoting movement and physical activity in young children increases...[ read more ]

Healthy Boundaries and Holiday Happenings

The pressure is on!  T minus 3 days until Christmas.  This holiday season I have been thinking a lot about healthy boundaries.  As a therapist, I am often working with clients on recognizing unhealthy boundaries and learning the skills they need to effectively create boundaries that lead to healthy relationships and happy lives.  Despite this cognitive awareness, I still find...[ read more ]