Category: Self-Care Basics

A Self-Care Christmas

Like the vast majority of Earth’s population, I dread the commercialization of the holiday season. Everywhere you look there are ads for this year’s gizmo, gadget, and whatchamacallit. The ads have a way of guilt […]

Cognitive Flexibility

The tardigrade, aka “water bear,” is one of the most resilient animals ever discovered. Tardigrades are microscopic, eight-legged, segmented creatures discovered back in 1773, but only recently are scientists beginning to understand its capabilities. They […]

Make Anxiety Your Friend

It always seems like anxiety strikes us at the worst possible moments. That feeling of pure dread looms overhead, as you fall deeper into a dark abyss of hopelessness. Usually, the feeling is followed with […]

Heart Vs. Mind

I am going to boast a little here. I have done a good job at developing my ability to leave work at the office and my personal life at home. Every so often though, I […]

The Importance of Self-Care After Loss

Loss comes in many forms- loss of a pet, loved one, home, job, relationship, health, identity, etc. Loss stirs up a mixture of emotions that span across the spectrum. More often than not though, the […]

Core Values

For my full-time job, I conduct individual counseling with young adults between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five. I quickly noticed a trend with this population. They struggled with what direction to go with their […]

Criticizing Yourself

As much as we might find it annoying, criticism is all around us. Journalists write up editorials about hot topics in the news. Sports commentators discuss the ins and outs of the latest blockbuster trade. […]