Wellness Blog

Our wellness blog is here to help you make conscious decisions on a daily basis that empower you to set yourself on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Taming the Wild Horse

Taming the Wild Horse

Anger. Recently, I had a friend ask me if I would assist him in learning how to manage his anger. What a request! It is an honor to be entrusted with such personal and difficult information and responsibility, especially if you knew me. I am a therapist and a youth...

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Perspective Affecting Attitude

Perspective Affecting Attitude

There is a story of a little boy who goes into his back yard with a baseball and bat. He declared loudly, “I am the greatest hitter in the world” then promptly tossed the ball in the air. When the ball came down, he swung as hard as he could and…missed. “Strike one,”...

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What to do When it All Feels Like Too Much

What to do When it All Feels Like Too Much

When I sat down to write another blog for Safe & Sound, I found myself feeling overwhelmed by all that is happening now. We are still in the throes of a pandemic and all that has come with it. News reports with the latest COVID 19 death count, varying guidelines...

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Self-Criticism: How To Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Self-Criticism: How To Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Do you consider yourself to be your own worst critic? Are negative thoughts paralyzing your ability to begin a task or complete a project? Self-criticism is a common problem that can feel like a daily uphill battle. Still, it is possible to quiet your inner critic and...

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Coping with Anxiety During a Pandemic

Coping with Anxiety During a Pandemic

There is no doubt that there is little in our world that has been unchanged by the arrival of COVID-19. Most restaurants are closed, many people are either out of work or working from home, and schools are closed. Even a simple trip to the grocery store is far...

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Parenting: Helping Children Learn to Handle Their Feelings

Parenting: Helping Children Learn to Handle Their Feelings

Parenting is a big challenge full of joys, difficulties and attempts to calm and soothe our children. In our efforts, we frequently have to follow our instincts and just try our best. Sometimes that goes well and sometimes it doesn’t. One of the ways we can help our...

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Couples and Communication: Giving Love the “Right” Way

Couples and Communication: Giving Love the “Right” Way

In the Work I Have Done with Couples, I Have Seen People Tend to Give Love in the way They Want to Receive it. I call it the “I-Think-Love-Is-Pizza-But-You-Keep-Giving-Me-Broccoli” problem. Person A in the couple thinks, “You show you love me when you give me pizza....

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