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Finding Meaning in Life

A burning question that plagues many people in today’s society, possibly more than ever before in history, is how one goes about finding meaning in life.  The irony of this quest is that it is not in the act of pursuing meaning that one finds it.  It is actually a byproduct of pursuing other goals. [...]

Posttraumatic Growth: From Surviving to Thriving

The pursuit of happiness and thriving is deep-seated in each of us, yet can feel unattainable for some who are struggling to recover from trauma or complex trauma.  There are inspiring stories of triumph and success that make the news every day, and other stories that reside in the quieter spaces, not as obvious to [...]

Helping Children Manage Anxiety Following School Shootings

In the wake of recent school tragedies, many people are asking how to best help children manage anxiety following school shootings. Parents across the country are struggling to find the best ways to address their children’s concerns of safety at school. It is also extremely anxiety provoking for parents and yet what children need is for [...]

Teen Suicide: Talking with Your Teen

Teen Suicide: Talking with Your Teen Teen suicide is an epidemic in this era and it is terrifying, leaving so many people wondering what we can do about it. Suicide trends show us that we have lost nearly 45,000 lives to suicide in 2016 and suicide rates went up more than 30% since 1999.In Colorado [...]

How to Prepare for EMDR Therapy

Are you considering EMDR therapy  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) to address a trauma history, anxiety, loss or another emotional disturbance? If you have begun the process of looking for an EMDR therapist and are either still searching, or are waiting to begin the therapy, you may find yourself wondering what you can do [...]

What to Look For in an EMDR Therapist

EMDR therapy is fast becoming a common therapy in which many therapists are trained.  That said, not all clinicians are correctly using EMDR therapy, which can be ineffective, upsetting or destabilizing for clients. This is unfortunate because there is so much potential for healing that can come from good EMDR therapy, but it can be hard to [...]

7 Steps to Jump Start Personal Growth

The human search for happiness is as inherent as our instinct to breathe.  We all want satisfaction, contentment and joy in our lives. From the time of our first entrance into the world, we are seeking means to feel good about ourselves and our circumstances, whatever they may be.  The search for happiness entails growth.  [...]

Having Healthy Boundaries

Having Healthy Boundaries: The Clear, the Not-So Clear, and a Few Things In-Between Have you ever found yourself completely exhausted trying to solve a problem for a friend? Or are you familiar with the feeling of frustration from a time you agreed to do something for someone because you couldn’t say no, when you really [...]

Tips for Getting Through Tough Times

Let me start by saying, you are stronger than you think you are.  How do I know this? Struggle is part of life and as a result, no person is exempt. You have tried to get through tough things before, and know how hard it can be. Maybe you are even trying to get through [...]

Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace

Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace Today’s executives and employees are struggling like never before to manage stress that results from increased competition and productivity pressure.  Often in today's workplace, employers expect higher productivity and longer work hours which has led many into feelings of depression and anxiety. Recent research findings show that the [...]

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