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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 [...]

By |2019-05-20T16:56:42+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2019-04-17T23:52:55+00:00April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2019-04-04T18:26:55+00:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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.  [...]

By |2018-07-21T21:57:22+00:00July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2018-07-10T21:13:51+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is it an Anxiety Disorder?

When is worry more than just that?  Worry is a part of life. Worrying about miscommunication in a relationship, worrying about a task that needs to be completed, or worrying about health issues. Many people wonder if their worries are simply that-- worries, or if they are indicative of something more, such as an anxiety [...]

Peaceful tip for regulating stress

  How I love to think about the beach.  Whether it is in the middle of a Colorado winter, or the middle of the summer, I find great peace thinking of the rolling waves, gentle breezes, salty aroma, and warm sand of a beach.  Many therapists refer to this as a safe place, but  I [...]

Two Blogging Awards!

I am flattered to have been recognized for my blogging with two blogging awards: The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Inspiring Blogger Award!  I know I am not the most consistent blogger (by a long shot), and I hope to be a more frequent blogger going forward.  These awards are certainly motivating! Many thanks to [...]

By |2018-10-10T18:03:33+00:00November 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Coping with Trauma, Crisis and Tragedy

  Following the tragic events of the Movie Theater shooting, and other horrific events over the last decade or two, it is frequently difficult for individuals to cope with the feelings and anxiety that are elicited by those tragedies.  Regardless of whether you were witness to the scene, knew someone who was a victim of, [...]

Tips to Help You Stop Judging Others (and Yourself)

Ironically, when we judge others, we are really judging ourselves. Our harsh comments or thoughts are more often a reflection of our own issues than someone else’s. But, learning how to change automatic negative thoughts that we have towards others, and ourselves, is often easier said than done. There are a few things you can [...]