How Much is Too Much Alcohol?

Is my drinking a problem? Often times people questions whether or not they may have a problem with drinking alcohol. Perhaps you’ve had a couple of incidents that have made you ask yourself, “do I have a problem?” It is possible to have an issue with alcohol even if you don’t drink daily, experience significant […]

Make Self-Care a Priority

Self-care: care for oneself. Self-care is a necessity to keep yourself sane, healthy, and balanced.  I’ve chosen four self-care activities that are really worth performing on a consistent basis. 1) Guided meditation I have found that guided meditation is far and away the most effective self-care tool that I use on a regular basis.  I […]

All the Feels

Emotions can be tricky. Many people judge feelings or try to suppress their emotions.  It might be better just to stuff it down in a deep dark hole and not deal with it…right? Unfortunately, it is this avoiding that often leads to stress and the development of compulsive behaviors.  It is important to realize that […]

Start Dealing with Your Anxiety

It’s time for you to start beginning to address your anxiety and take control back. First, identify your worries, anxieties, and fears are and write them down on a piece of paper. We often don’t fully understand our fears and worries.  They can drive our avoidance of activities that are positive for us.  Don’t limit […]

Types of Stress

Stress can come in all different forms We experience good stress, called eustress, and bad stress, called distress.  Both types of stress take a toll on our minds and bodies.  There are many experiences that are positive and exciting that can cause stress.  For example, if you are getting married, buying a house, and trying […]

Discover the Best Individual Therapist For You

Discover the Best Therapist For You You’ve had enough. You’re finally ready to try something else. You’ve asked your friends for a recommendation or have found someone on the internet. You may be asking yourself, “I don’t know what to say,” or “nothing else seems to be working so maybe individual therapy will.” You’ve finally […]

Podcast Interview on Stress Management

Podcast Interview- Managing Stress Life is stressful. Stress can have severe impacts on our fitness, career, and family goals. Lauren and the coaches of CrossFit Inside Out discuss the methods that she teaches her clients on how to manage and reduce their stress. Can’t get enough?  Here are some videos to help you learn to […]

Cultivating Mindfulness and Living in the Moment

Living in the moment One of my favorite activities is to watch the sunset over the Intercoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, NC.  One day, I was feeling overwhelmed from a particularly exhausting day at work.  My mind was racing and all I could focus on was the dread of returning to the stressful situation the […]

Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety

 Simple Skills to Reduce Anxiety Four simple skills to add to your toolbox of coping skills Ride the wave– Often times when a person experiences anxiety, their first reaction is to avoid the feeling or make it go away. This relationship strengthens the intensity of anxiety over time. Try to recognize your physiological reactions, like […]

5 Tips to Manage Difficult Family Members on Christmas

Managing Family on Christmas This time of year is joyous, merry, and bright.  This time of year for many people is also stressful and difficult.  Our culture promotes a vision of a happy family sharing eggnog by the beautifully decorated Christmas tree that towers over bundles of presents.  But what happens when that vision is […]