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The winter blues is a real and rathe unpleasant. If you've noticed you get extra down or extra tired during the winter months it may be seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder is characterized by fatigue, social withdrawal, depression and hopelessness....

A look into what women experience after a sexual assault and why some women do not report.

September 18, 2018

Are you just a worrier or is it something a little more than that… 

    What is anxiety exactly? I encounter people in my personal life all of the time who have no problem claiming they are a “worrier” but then when I ask them if they have anxiety its always the same re...

February 14, 2018

If you've been in a relationship for a long while you may have found yourself falling into a pattern... 

You and your partner know each other's moves. You may dance with grace together or finding yourself getting out of sync. And ultimately both ways may lead to you fee...

January 19, 2018

Self compassion does not always come naturally. Sometimes you have to actively make the decision to be nice to yourself, to nurture yourself and to love yourself. Here are just a few ways to show yourself the kindness and love you deserve today. 

Take a moment

Today inst...

January 9, 2018

EMDR therapy is a unique evidence based therapeutic approach for many mental health issues. Traditionally used for PTSD, it can be used to target any traumatic or stressful events.

What does that mean exactly? EMDR therapy allows the brain to do it's own healing from pa...

December 16, 2017

Humans are amazing! Our brains work with our bodies and the environment to learn and to survive. It was very helpful a long time ago to have a fight/flight/freeze response ready to go at any hint of danger! It kept us alive to reproduce over and over again and now here...

October 20, 2017

Life transitions can be hard for anyone. While they are generally considered a part of life- it is not always possible to just move through it. During these periods of change our minds, bodies and spirit are adjusting as well. 

Now is a great time to...

May 8, 2016

Self care it's the new cool thing to do. Just kidding. But seriously what is self care and why is everyone talking about it? 

Self care is literally enjoyable activities that rejuvenate you. It could be as a simple as making yourself a healthy meal to enjoy, readin...

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