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5 Signs You’re Ready for Couples Counseling

Maybe you’ve been waiting, waffling, or wanting to see which of you would speak to the tension between you first. Perhaps you’re both terribly disappointed you can’t fix your relationship on your own. Or,  it’s quite possible that you have no idea how bad things have to be before a suggestion to “ see someone” isn’t rejected outright or dismissed as an...

How to Better Understand Mental Health

Emotional well being, psychological well being, and social well being are all dimensions of mental health, and subject to change under stress. Mental health issues are rarely the result of one event, rather, they often develop over time as the result of linked causes. For example a stressful job, a difficult relationship, or a significant trauma can cause shifts in...

Learning to Live With Our Imperfections

Good morning, Today we are talking about our imperfections and flaws. Everyone has them and everyone struggles in some way or another. It is easy to see our flaws and obsess about them over and over again, instead of finding the positive in our lives. Today's article share from Psycholodytoday.com talks about just that: self acceptance and learning to live with...

9 Ways Yoga May Improve Your Life

Good morning all, We don't need to go into the full speech on why we think yoga is great and a useful tool in a holistic healing approach. But we did want to share an article from Health Wire that breaks down nine possible ways that yoga can improve your life. "Although yoga — as well as the pants it has inspired...

8 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

"Many of us struggle to treat ourselves with kindness. For some reason we're often nicer to others than we are to ourselves. Good self-care isn't that different from effective parenting. As parents we want to balance clear expectations for our kids with an understanding that they're human and imperfect. In the same way, looking out for ourselves means holding ourselves...

One Man’s Story of Depression and the Four Things He Learned in his Healing

Good morning, Today we are sharing a great article from MindBodyGreen entitled 'The 4 Spiritual Principles That Helped Me Overcome Anxiety & Depression.' Author Sah D’Simone talks about his fall into depression and the four critical things he learned on his journey toward healing. Depression affects everyone differently but Sah makes a few good points worth noting: -Your suffering is nobody's fault—especially not...

Benefits of Yoga in Recovery from Substance Abuse

Good morning, Today we share an article from Addiction Resource, entitled 'Yoga – Why it’s Great for People Recovering From Drug Abuse.' "Prescription and illicit drug abuse is a looming health problem in the US. In fact, it is a major cause of rising healthcare expenses, a general deterioration of health, as well as socio-economic issues. There are various approaches to...