Monthly Archives: August 2018

Mindfulness Art Ideas

Mindfulness is a state of nonjudgmental awareness of what’s happening in the present moment, including the awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings, and senses. When thinking about past, present, future, mindfulness is focusing on your present...

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Shame

What is shame? Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that you are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. We often mistake our feelings of shame as guilt. Guilt is when you believe your behavior is wrong...

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I Found My Brother!

There are many things that sparked my interest since I was able to read. So much so that I read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica by 4th grade. I started working on a book about the history of violins and those who made them by 5th grade. I...

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STAND UP!

A woman who speaks out is often seen as aggressive instead of assertive. There is still a strong stereotype that women need to be passive, submissive, and nurturing. If they stand up for themselves or their family, then they have a bad attitude...

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The Benefits of Positivity

Who wants to be around someone who is negative all the time? Negativity breeds more negativity- It’s contagious. The more negative you are, the more negative you become and if not careful, before you know it, you could be in a state of...

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Numbing

Most of us engage in behaviors (consciously or not) that help us to numb and take the edge off vulnerability, pain, and discomfort. Numbing is when we consciously or unconsciously do something whether it be eating, drinking, watching TV...

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My Inner Self

Brene Brown says that intuition is not a single way of knowing. She contends that it’s our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge and insight. Additionally, she suggests that...

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Find your medicine and use it

When I was a little girl, I was known as the block crybaby. I would cry about every slight, real or imagined, and go home and sulk. My mom would look at me and say, “get over yourself, get your butt outside and play.” I would plead my case on...

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GENUIS

It was June of 2015 and we were sitting with my mom at Autumn Leaves celebrating my dad’s 79th birthday and Father’s Day. I bought him this shirt with the word GENIUS on it. I bought it for several reasons. First off, I do believe my dad was a...

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Network Meeting

Yoga and Therapy: Learn how Yoga Nidra and iREST (Integrative Restoration) are used in conjunction with mental health counseling to support deep healing and greater well being in treating PTSD, pain and insomnia.

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