Let’s Go for a Walk: How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

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By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight, to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives. But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health. Beyond […]

Mindfulness and Mindful Practice

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Mindfulness is not a new concept or practice, however it seems to be more popular these days.  I first learned about mindfulness in 2004 when I was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  It is one of the core skills that needs to be learned and taught in that approach.  From the training until now, I […]

Changing Your Negative Self-Talk

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We all have negative self-talk at one point or another.  Some seem to experience it more than others.  I think that usually has to do with one’s environment in which they learned these tendencies.  But there is an emotional consequence to negative self-talk, which of course you can guess is negative feelings.  Most of the time […]

Boundaries

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It seems that the source of depression and anxiety for many of the client’s I work with has to do with personal boundaries. (This is not the only cause/source of depression and anxiety).  When one gives so much of themselves and doesn’t know how to limit the energy they give out, they become emotionally drained, anxious, resentful, […]