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Stuck? It’s Time To Rewrite Your Story…Literally

How To Change Negative Thinking I love a good story. I was an avid reader growing up, spending lazy summer days with my dog on our back porch, poring over new pages and getting lost in the lives of the characters.  The books tended to follow a simple plotline.  The characters overcame an obstacle, learned…

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How Group Therapy Can Help Your Teen

Did You Know? 42% of teens report that they are stressed, but don’t feel that they have the tools to manage their stress effectively (American Psychological Association). To find out more about helping your teen cope contact me now. Benefits of The Group Experience Unlike individual therapy, a group experience gives teens the opportunity to…

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Friday Five: Health and Wellness

Here are Elevate Counseling’s go-to links this week for finding solid information supporting your mental and physical well-being! Our health-needs change as we age.  It’s never too late to develop better habits for your mind, body, and spirit. Good tips for a Midlife Tuneup from the New York Times. (The New York Times) How Fake Nutrition News…

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Stress Eating: What Are You Trying To Feed?

What Is Stress Eating? Stress eating or “emotional eating” is eating in an attempt to make yourself feel better.  In other words, to feed a psychological need rather than a grumbling stomach.  Too often we feed our bodies when it’s our souls that are starving. If this is you, don’t beat yourself up.  Biologically, stress…

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Do you teach your kids to make fear-based decisions?

This weekend is Father’s Day. One of the most valuable lessons that I learned from my dad was the art of cool-headed, active listening. To this day, I can’t think of a single time that I heard him yell.  This doesn’t mean that I didn’t get clear messages from him when I had crossed a…

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