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You are not what you think

You are not what you think

Our thoughts are so powerful they can spiral into the depths of depression or into a full blown panic attack. Our thoughts race, keep us up at night, and play a never ending reminder of our losses and failures. They can also encourage us, reassure us, and remind us of...
What happens in the body during Trauma

What happens in the body during Trauma

When you are in a threatening situation your body automatically goes into fight, flight, or freeze mode. This is your survival instinct and it is hardwired in your biology. (You can read more about the symptoms of PTSD here and here, and why PTSD develops here). Lets...
Do you Really want to Change?

Do you Really want to Change?

We all know the things we “should” do. Most of the time when we go to friends or family with problems we are seeking support and validation and not to have someone who hasn’t walked in our shoes sit there and tell us what to do. When I go to my primary care doctor I...
Book Review: The Book of Awesome

Book Review: The Book of Awesome

The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha is a compilation of little events and things in life that are positive but we often take for granted, forget, or ignore. Taking a moment to focus on an instant of awesomeness helps us to shift our mindset and we start to see more...
Maximize your sleep environment!

Maximize your sleep environment!

How many things do you use for 8 hours every day? How many places do you go where you stay put for 8 hours straight? You might have said your clothes and work but there is probably not much else. If we are aiming for at least 8 hours of sleep a night though we spend...
Book Review: Boundaries

Book Review: Boundaries

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life by Drs. Cloud and Townsend is a Christian/Biblically based book on an essential life skill: setting healthy boundaries. I did not know this book was Biblically based when it was first...
Bedtime Routine: It’s not just for Kids!

Bedtime Routine: It’s not just for Kids!

Have you ever felt under the weather and didn’t go to a doctor because you knew they would just tell you to get some rest and drink lots of fluids? It can be frustrating because you want to feel better but the advice you’re being given doesn’t sound very helpful at...
Book Review: The 5 Second Rule

Book Review: The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins pleasantly surprised me. I honestly thought it was a gimmick and just another pop culture self help book, but there was a lot more substance to it. Mel did an excellent job of summarizing a lot of the research in psychology and human...