Posts by apetry

5 Tips for Surviving Family Drama During the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Holidays, Mental Health, Relationships | 0 comments

5 Tips for Surviving Family Drama During the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching. Warm fires, yummy pies, comfort food, long-held traditions. These are the things that so many of us look forward to and enjoy about Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there are also those of us who dread the holidays. For some, the holidays mean facing some messy family drama. As a society, I think we like to assume that the holidays mean cozy families huddled around a table in a room full of laughter. The truth is, for many of us, the scene is much different. There’s conflict, broken relationships, deep-rooted hurts, etc. Stress clouds the joy.  For some,...

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In the Midst of the Hard Days

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health | 0 comments

In the Midst of the Hard Days

Have you ever just had a really hard day? One of those days where you’re just not quite sure if you’re going to make it through? As counselors, we often ask our clients what the ratio of bad days to good days is. Are you having more good days than bad, or more bad than good? The truth of the matter is that even if we are having mostly good days, we all have hard days every now and then. And sometimes, when those hard days come, it can feel like you just hit a brick wall going 100 miles per hour. But what if we all did a little prep work for those days? If only we had some sort of game plan,...

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Taking a Break from Being Supermom

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Taking a Break from Being Supermom

As a new momma, I’ve begun to understand a whole new world of self-doubt. It’s not talked about much, or at least not enough. I remember sitting in the hospital  rocking chair rocking our brand new son, who was screaming at the top of his lungs, and being filled with immense fear. How was I going to do this? Could I do this? Did I have what it takes? Those days in the hospital seem long, yet they fly by. And then…you go home. This is the moment it all changes. Sure, the self-doubt is there, but somehow, like in one swift motion, it gets pushed way down beneath the surface and we turn into...

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