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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 ]

Sober Curious: Exploring Your Own Relationship with Substance Use

by Rob Burg, LCMHC, LCAS Have you ever questioned the nature of your substance use? Maybe you have asked questions like “am I drinking too much or too often”, “is this substance really that big of a deal?”, “is this normal use?” etc. There is a new concept floating around in the counseling world called “sober curious”. In a nutshell,...[ read more ]

Bring Your Body to Therapy: An Introduction to Yoga Therapy

by Lillie Hewitt, IAYT Imagine, you’re in the car and a song comes on the radio. It’s a top 40’s track from your middle school days, and if you’re like me, you can imagine exactly where you were when you heard this song for the first time. You inherently begin to sing along, catching all the nuances of the artist’s...[ 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 ]

Managing Expectations with Mindfulness

by Tina Abraham, MSW Intern Every day, at work, at home, we deal with expectations. Our own expectations, and those of the people around us. Expectations are beliefs we have about something as it will be in the future: Sometimes, expectations are based on accurate information and negotiated agreements. Often, they’re not, and sometimes things change. What happens when expectations...[ read more ]

Healing Through Movement

by Heather Lily Lerch Healing through movement is an evidence based, body centered movement and breathing practice that invites you to explore and experience the sensations of your body in your own way. It has its roots in yoga, and pulls from attachment theory and neuroscience to work with your nervous system to repair some of the common aftershocks of...[ read more ]

A New Year Welcome

By Jessica King   Happy New Year!  The new year seems to be this symbolic time to reflect on the past and look with hope to the future.  I think we all find hope in it, because it seems like we can wash away all the “yuck” from the prior year and start fresh.  Whether this is actually true or...[ read more ]

Love Taps: Using Touch for Self-Care in a Touch Deprived World

by:  Beth Lewis, Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor Touch is one of the most basic and important forms of communication in our everyday lives.  The benefits and importance of touch (or haptic communication) are often underestimated. While reading The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy, I was fascinated to learn that in the developing fetus “the skin and the nervous system...[ read more ]

Meditation for the Everyday Human

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern I think at some point or another we’ve all had this idea in our heads that meditation is reserved for Buddhist monks on a journey to reach Nirvana. It seems like the monks who meditate would be good at it; they’re calm, focused people with few obligations outside of meditating. And these people that meditate...[ read more ]

Top 5 Fave Self-Care Posts

by Amanda Smith, LCSW There are so many fantastic resources for self-care out there today. But combing through it all can sometimes be overwhelming. Sometimes, when I'm scouring the internet for these types of resources, I feel like I'm in self-care overload mode. Quite honestly, it can get a little exhausting. So to save you lots of time, energy, and...[ read more ]