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Counseling is Cool!

    “A truly great counselor is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget.“ – Anonymous   Hello friends and happy Counselor Awareness Month! In honor of raising awareness I thought I would share a PowerPoint presentation that I’m to give next month to a local Elementary School on my role [Continue]

The Creative Stress Cycle: 10 Ways to Make Stress Work FOR Us

The Creative Stress Cycle: 10 Ways to Make Stress Work FOR Us

  “Everyone knows what stress is, but nobody really knows.” – Hans Selye, World’s First Stress Researcher   Key: Stress is the creative energy made as our inner self dances with the outer world.   Living it: Take control of ourselves in simple ways and harness our stress energy to reduce the distress we feel. [Continue]

The River’s Secret: Flow through adversity and anxiety

The River’s Secret: Flow through adversity and anxiety

  “Of all the virtues we can learn no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience   Key: A frozen river still flows.   Living it: [Continue]

We All Overcome

We All Overcome

  “Mental health problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease and cancer combined.” – National Institute of Mental Health   Key: Mental health is on a continuum like physical health, and should be accepted that way instead of an abnormal condition.   Living it: Become aware of your own mental health needs and [Continue]

Life Must Be Enjoyable

Life Must Be Enjoyable

“Life must be enjoyable.” – Keith Karabin, for the last 20 years *The box below is a new feature aimed at making these articles even more engaging; now, if readers don’t have time to read the full piece, they can just scan the box in an instant and get started!   Key: We are in [Continue]

To a Nourishing 2017!

To a Nourishing 2017!

  “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written…and lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author and Philanthropist   As [Continue]

Eating Nun’s Farts: Unique Holiday Treats for WPRB’s Unique Holiday Marathon

Eating Nun’s Farts: Unique Holiday Treats for WPRB’s Unique Holiday Marathon

  “When it’s time to bake big — anything from a 12-inch birthday cake to a day of Christmas cookies to a full wedding cake — preparation and planning will make the day successful and retain your sanity.” – SusieJ, Christmas-baking.com It’s more than a week before Christmas, Hanukah is in full swing, and most [Continue]

Our Endless Resources

Our Endless Resources

  “The human mind is our most fundamental resource.” – John, F. Kennedy, President Some weeks, some days—some moments, even—are exhausting. Perhaps we’re feeling that right now. Exhaustion could have occurred as a willing and worth-while gift of our efforts, or as a sudden draw from an already dry well of willpower. Perhaps what we [Continue]

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. [Continue]

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

  “Game of Thrones makes me happy I’m not that close with my family.” – Anonymous (for obvious reasons)   Winter is here, Game of Thrones fans, and with that stress the great families of Westeros face change and face each other. With the intrigue, incest, murder and betrayal—and also the honor, loyalty sacrifice and [Continue]

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