Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   The American Heritage Medical Dictionary says that a therapist is “a person who specializes in psychotherapy” and Webster’s Dictionary says a counselor is someone “who gives guidance or advice.” But for those [Continue]

Power, Quoted

Power, Quoted

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius, Smart Guy   Quotes are powerful. In journalism a quote can redefine an article’s focus for the writer or crystalize it for the reader. In counseling we can spend entire sessions searching the net in an ever-deepening pattern of self-revelation or a [Continue]

Our Power Perspective

Our Power Perspective

“Mental Health: A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” – Segen’s Medical Dictionary, 2012 The definition above is nearly perfect in summarizing our [Continue]

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Sometimes it’s best to pass the mic. I’ve written about how many people use aromatherapy as part of living a wellness lifestyle, and I’ve thought of devoting a whole article to it–but I’m no expert! So, this article was written by two brilliant women who know the practice personally. Please enjoy, and welcome them to our [Continue]

We All Bake The Cake

We All Bake The Cake

“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012   We know that building a living wellness and overcoming our barriers (occasionally with a self-administered butt kick) is a [Continue]

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

“My life has no purpose…and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” – Snoopy, Cartoon Dog The transition from impulsivity to purposeful action is part of my daily journey with health-seeking teens, and a big part of my personal journey of wellness. Why? Because there’s happiness in a purposeful [Continue]

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

“I’m a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself.” -Drew Carey, Comedian At its core human development is the genetic expression of surmounted obstacles, be they ancestral or personal, since “genetics reveals that individual variability is due to the combination of the many variations in environment and [Continue]

On Hope, Hope On

On Hope, Hope On

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther, Preacher and Reformer It’s the first day of Acting 101, an elective that I elected purely to graduate college. We sit on mats, sprawled in disarray, in a beautiful wood paneled room—more yoga salon than classroom. The teacher asked her icebreaker, [Continue]

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