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Celebrating Two Years of Stillpoint

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Celebrating Two Years of Stillpoint

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,  Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, There would be...[ read more ]

Finding Your Stillpoint During Times of Uncertainty

2020 has been a whirlwind, to say the least and if you’re feeling the effects of what is happening in the world (mentally, physically or both) you’re not alone. According to a study conducted in March, 48% of Americans reported feeling anxious about the possibility of getting coronavirus, 36% reported that coronavirus fears have had a serious impact on mental...[ read more ]

June 2020 Declared Official Pride Month in Wilmington, NC

In June of 1969, a movement was born within the LGBTQ community. During the 1960s in New York City, a number of repressive laws targeting LGBTQ people were put in place. The laws included men being arrested for dressing in drag, outlawing public displays of affection between homosexuals and outlawing serving liquor to gay people. After these laws were put...[ read more ]

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 ]