One thing you can do to increase your happiness without making a major life change

One thing you can do to increase your happiness without making a major life change

When considering our own happiness and how to increase happiness in our life, we often think, "What needs to change to make me happier?" "What can I do better?" or "What do I need to change about myself to be happier?"

While making changes is one way to cultivate happiness, it isn't the only way - nor the easiest way. It is also my personal philosophy that (read more)....

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National Suicide Prevention Week: Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Get the facts and take appropriate action.

National Suicide Prevention Week: Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Get the facts and take appropriate action.

As a mental health professional, I work with individuals struggling with depression and suicidal thinking often. The fact is that nearly everyone at some point in his or her life thinks about suicide. Read more...

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Making a successful change: Overcoming fear and striking a balance

Making a successful change: Overcoming fear and striking a balance

Making a change can be downright scary. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t try to make a change or that you cannot succeed at making a change. In this blog, the fear of change and how to strike a balance to create a successful change is explored. 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Facts, Signs and Symptoms, Where to Find Help

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Facts, Signs and Symptoms, Where to Find Help

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and reducing the shame and stigma that currently surrounds mental illnesses. Below you will find facts about mental illness, signs and symptoms, where to go for more information and help, as well as some of my favorite mental health infographics. 

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Boundaries 101: Do you know your boundaries?

Boundaries 101: Do you know your boundaries?

Personal boundaries impact our emotions, our relationships and attachments, and our self-respect. Having unhealthy boundaries can create problems in living, which is why many individuals initially seek therapy.

If you feel completely in the dark when it comes to boundaries and knowing your own personal boundaries, you're not alone. To help shed some light, here's a quick review, or what I like to call boundaries 101...

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Do you struggle with decision paralysis? The priority matrix can help

Do you struggle with decision paralysis? The priority matrix can help

Struggling with decision paralysis? Decision paralysis, or the inability to make decisions or take action due to competing demands,  is a struggle that many face. Decision paralysis often hits when feeling overwhelmed with the amount of items on your to-do list or when demands seem equally urgent and important. Thankfully, this nifty tool exists...

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October 9th is National Depression Screening Day

October 9th is National Depression Screening Day

October 9th is National Depression Screening Day. Organized by the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, Inc., the screening campaign serves as a supportive community initiative that raises awareness for depression and provides the public with the opportunity to identify the signs and symptoms of depression. Take a free, anonymous online screening here...

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