Being Enough

Comparing ourselves to others is something that most of us do. For many of us, it’s something that we are taught from a very young age. We are taught that we could, and should be the best, and what this could mean for us if this would happen. We learn

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Identifying Your Values

Knowing what you value is an important part of any type of healing, growing, and setting goals. This is often an overlooked as a potential avenue to growth, and a barrier that can keep us in a stagnant place. Whether it be your recovery, managing depression or anxiety, figuring out

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New Years Resolution Quick Guide

New Years Resolution time has fast approached. As a therapist who pushes people to make goals for themselves, I enjoy the benefits of this time, but also dread the problems that such a yearly landmark can create. Therefore, I recommend that you keep the following tips in mind while trying

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Dealing with Complacency

In substance abuse counseling and couples counseling, one of the most common issues is complacency. This can wreak havoc in peoples’ lives, and largely goes unnoticed as an issue. People get overconfident, or just ignore specific important signals and cues in their daily lives. There are ways of combating this

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Inspiration From Within

When working with clients who have had a traumatic or undesirable past where they were victims of others, I have noticed that many of them will use anger as their primary motivator to reaching their goals. Some of them put a great deal of importance into being successful, but for

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Making Sense of Luck

With another Friday the 13th having come and gone, people’s superstitious beliefs come into full display. It is on days like this that we will often hear from people about whether or not they think they are “lucky or unlucky”. Luck and superstition have efficacy for use in our lives.

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New Years Resolutions: The Psychology of Calendar Landmarks

With New Years upon us, it is inevitable that many of you will be making New Years Resolutions. It seems to be a human, or at least a cultural behavior to set up goals along with calendar landmarks. “I will start exercising on Monday,” “I will stop smoking tomorrow,” etc.

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