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Category: Stress Management

16 Sep
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Help Prevent Distress in Hurricane Victims

The Checklist Water, check.  Extra batteries, check.  Sandbags, check.  Non-perishable foods, check.  Every resident of Wilmington was endlessly reviewing the checklist to prepare for Hurricane Florence.  Tension was high as home improvement stores ran out of plywood and propane.  Lines at gas stations were long and many residents were disappointed when they pulled up to […]

11 Aug
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Three tips to avoid burn out

Burn out refers to the mental, physical, and/or emotional drain that is caused by stressors in one’s life.  Work is often blamed for burn out.  However, we can also be burnt out from taking care of family or friends.  We become exhausted and before we know it we’re running on fumes.  Below are three tips […]

04 Aug
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Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Thinking Outside the Box For Addiction Treatment By Kimberly Hayes When we think about addiction recovery, our minds usually go to traditional methods: rehabilitation centers, 12-step programs, and counseling. It’s the default for most addicts trying to get sober. But for some addicts, alternative recovery methods could be more effective. Below are 5 alternative addiction […]

28 Jul
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Calling all women

Bitch. A word that hits women to the core.  It is a true insult and one that many avoid.  In my college public speaking course, the class was challenged to provide a five minute speech in front of the class on the first day.  After each student took their turn, the professor remarked the women […]

5 tips on how to handle wedding planning stress

Today’s blog post is a feature from a colleague, Priscilla Rodriguez, LMFT.  She is based out of San Antonio, TX and helps couples reconnect and enhance their relationships.  With wedding season upon us, I thought it was approrpriate and helpful to feature a piece she wrote.  Enjoy! 5 tips on how to handle wedding planning […]

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Handle Stress

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Deal with Stress They accept that stress is a part of life Stress and suffering are a part of life. Big changes do not occur without stress. When we accept this we can stop wasting mental energy on trying figure it out and move toward coping. They keep problems in […]

Thoughts versus Emotions

Thoughts vs Emotions “I feel bad.” “That makes me feel some type of way.” “I feel like having pizza for dinner.” Popular culture has used feelings and thoughts interchangeable.  Despite the word ‘feel’ in the above statements, those are examples of thoughts.  This can be confusing when you are trying to make sense of how […]

Time Management

24 hours Every person has 24 hours in a day.  Time is the great equalizer.  Some days you conquer your entire to do list and others it seems like you only completed one task.  You may know someone who knocks out tasks in half the time that you do.  It may leave you wondering, “how […]

How therapists do self-care

Want to know what self-care actually looks like for therapists? Alright, so I preach self-care to EVERYONE but do therapists actually do this stuff?  Have you ever wondered, “what do therapists do for self-care?” If so here are the answers!  A general question was posed to an online therapist community I am involved in about […]