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Laughter is Medicine: The Giggle Effect

Laughter Therapy is Therapy You know what they say...laughter is the best medicine. When was the last time you had a real "belly laugh?" You know, the kind of laugh that makes breathing hard and your belly hurt? Don't [...]

By |2023-05-02T19:30:36-05:00May 2, 2023|Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Self-Help|Comments Off on Laughter is Medicine: The Giggle Effect

Body Memory Is Feeling Traumatized All Over Again

Bodies and brains are miraculous because they soak in an extraordinary amount of information on a daily basis. But, it's the very happy and joyous and also the very traumatic things that we remember the most. Our bodies hold [...]

By |2023-04-04T17:24:50-05:00August 13, 2019|Anxiety Stress Worry, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Grief + Loss|Comments Off on Body Memory Is Feeling Traumatized All Over Again

Spring: A Time for Balance and Renewal

A lot of people set their New Year’s resolutions by January 1st. This practice is borne out of tradition, but when you think about it, it makes much better sense to start the new year in March which is a [...]

By |2020-06-23T04:26:04-05:00March 20, 2019|Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Self-Help, Spirituality|Comments Off on Spring: A Time for Balance and Renewal

Listening to Your Gut: How To Handle “Off” Situations

We have likely all experienced a time when we’ve noticed something “off” about someone we care for. It can often be unclear as to what our role is when we make this observation, but when our gut gets moving, I [...]

By |2023-04-04T17:25:05-05:00September 20, 2018|Anxiety Stress Worry, Counseling + Psychotherapy, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Family Counseling, Marriage + Relationships + Couples|Comments Off on Listening to Your Gut: How To Handle “Off” Situations

Recognizing and Treating Major Depression

Depression isn’t just having a bad day or feeling down over something that happened at work. The difference between feeling sad and major depression is how it’s defined and how it manifests. Major depression is a state of intense sadness [...]

By |2023-04-04T17:25:09-05:00August 18, 2018|Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders|Comments Off on Recognizing and Treating Major Depression

Narrative Self: Insert Your Life Story Here

Your life script is so automatic, that to change, you need to stop and just be the audience in the play of your own life. Observe the writing, directing, production and set design of your own life's play - the [...]

By |2014-09-24T14:53:02-05:00September 24, 2014|Anxiety Stress Worry, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, Emotional Well-Being|Comments Off on Narrative Self: Insert Your Life Story Here

The Legacy of Trauma

Guest Blog by Jenny Wang, M.A., LPC It was the middle of a difficult freshman year of college, and I found myself waiting in my lawyer’s office for the deposition to begin. I had been dreading this for weeks, so [...]

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