Posts Tagged "Depression"

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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Grieving During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Grief, Holidays | 0 comments

Grieving During the Holidays

The holidays can be such a fun and joyous time for some of us that it is easy to forget that for some the holidays are a really hard time. I have several clients that are facing the upcoming holidays while mourning the loss of a a loved one and I know they are not alone. For those that are grieving the holidays can be a really difficult time. Things that once were fun and heartwarming traditions are now filled with painful memories of the person who is no longer here to share them. Plus, seeing everyone around you celebrating happily can be a painful reminder of your loss. If you find...

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3 Tips For Coping With Seasonal Depression

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

3 Tips For Coping With Seasonal Depression

Fall is here and with it brings many wonderful things; cooler weather, crisp apples, turning leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes! But for all of the great things fall has to offer for many people it also brings the start of seasonal depression. For many people the shorter days, the lack of sunlight and the dreary weather bring on depression and anxiety. This is especially common here in the mid-west where our winters can seem long and drawn out. Here are a few simple tips for coping with seasonal depression:   1. Take good care of yourself. Make sure you are eating well, exercising, and...

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