Discovering Mindfulness: Cultivating Present-Moment Awareness for a Balanced Life


Discovering Mindfulness: Cultivating Present-Moment Awareness for a Balanced Life

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of tranquility can sometimes feel like chasing fireflies in a storm. Yet, there's a timeless practice that's been quietly revolutionizing the way we experience the world around us – mindfulness. So, grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and let's delve into the art of mindfulness and how...[ read more ]

Signs you Need to Take a Mental Health Day

Do you ever get up in the morning and wonder if taking a mental health day would be okay? If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, research from the American Psychological Association shows that today’s workforce is experiencing job burnout at alarming rates.What are Mental Health Days Exactly?The good news is that taking a mental health day every once...[ read more ]

Beginner’s Guide to Focusing on Mental Health

These days, many people focus on their physical health. But few give much attention, if any, to their mental health.What does mental health refer to? Mental health describes a person’s overall psychological health and well-being. It has much to do with how you feel about yourself, your ability to manage your emotions, how you deal with challenges, and the relationships...[ read more ]

How Counseling Can Help With Big Life Changes

They say there are only two things in life you can count on death and taxes. I would add a third: changes. Every person goes through life changes. And some of those changes can be significant.Whether you are graduating, starting a new job, moving to a new city, or ending a relationship, you may find dealing with change stressful. But...[ read more ]

How to Tell When You’re Feeling Burned Out

Many people think burnout is simply being incredibly tired after a long week or month of work or school studies. But burnout is much more than physical exhaustion; it has, in fact, been called the “triad of depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and feelings of detachment.” Here are some additional signs of burnout:PessimismPessimism is a major red flag that someone is experiencing burnout....[ read more ]

OCD Behaviors: How do They Manifest?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects millions of people from all walks of life in this country. If you or a loved one suffers from OCD, you know the symptoms typically include developing strict routines or avoiding specific objects or situations. But what is the root cause of OCD, and how exactly do these behaviors manifest? Once an individual understands how OCD...[ read more ]

Effects of Child Abuse on Adult Survivors

Each year in this country, millions of children are the victims of child abuse at the hands of parents, guardians, and other adults. Whether this abuse is physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional, it can leave scars on their heart and psyche for many years.Here are just some of the long-term effects of child abuse on adult survivors:Forming Healthy Bonds and...[ read more ]

Am I Sad or Depressed?

Into each life, a little rain must fall is a way of saying every one of us will experience sadness in our lifetime. It is entirely normal and natural. But some people feel something deeper and darker than sadness, and they may feel this way despite there being no triggering event, such as the loss of a loved one. So how...[ read more ]

How to Know You’re Dealing with a Narcissist

We all believe we know what narcissism looks like. After all, aren’t a majority of politicians and Hollywood A-listers narcissists, projecting their massive egos onto the world? While that may be true, narcissists come in all shapes and sizes. They walk among us, some of them obvious, and some of them covert. So how can you tell if you’re dealing with an...[ read more ]

The Powerful Benefits of Forgiveness

A very old saying says, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.” This is a warning to people not to act out in anger or resentment because you only end up harming yourself. Over time, these feelings of resentment can build until the individual develops feelings of depression or anxiety.While forgiving others who have hurt us isn’t always...[ read more ]