Blog From The Experts

Defining Wants from Needs

There are few things that are truly necessities to us. However, there are a lot of things that feel like necessities. How do we define what we really need? How can we avoid overindulging and wasting money?   Many people are accustomed to a certain type of lifestyle. We live in a very privileged country where we have the freedom to buy, wear, and own almost anything we could want. Aside from the...

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How do Pets Help with Mental Health?

Any pet owner can share stories of how their beloved animal has helped them through a rough spot in their lives. So, how can they help someone with a mental illness?   The benefits go far past the typical “stress reliever” reason. While it is true that looking at your cute furry friend can relieve stress, there are many other components to the aid in your health as well.   Research...

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Taking a Mental Health Day

  It is easy to get caught up working and falling into a routine, so sometimes we forget about our own well-being. Taking time off work can seem counterproductive when you are already stressed about work, money, and providing for yourself or your family. You could also be worried about what your boss will think about using a sick day or time off for a mental health day. If we are not physically...

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The Power of Forgiveness

Noha Everetts MA.Ed, LPCC was kind enough to make this handout for the blog all about forgiveness.     Forgiveness   What is forgiveness?: “It involves releasing regret, sadness, hurt, fear, blame, guilt, and resentment. It starts by a willingness to let go of the past, refusing to be helpless or a victim and in turn claiming your power.” – Louise Hay Forgiveness can help us with survival in the...

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How Can We Have More Compassion?

In today’s world, it is easy to be mindlessly greedy. Humans are on a path that does not necessarily require shared resources, so we are unknowingly becoming less and less compassionate. Is being compassionate a learned trait or is it biological? How can we learn to be more compassionate? The answer is fairly simple.     As a Society, How Did We Lose Compassion?   According to the author...

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Is Medication Right for You?

  How Medication Can Assist Your Treatment   Some people think that the treatment options for mental health are therapy or medication. They may not know that the two options go hand in hand. There are those who only need counseling, for most people this works perfectly fine. There are cases, however, that have shown little to no improvement over time, and you or your clinician may consider the...

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