Year: 2018

Grief & Loss

“Acceptance Stage” of Grief

Understand acceptance means you are adjusting to a new way of life without that person or pet. This does not  mean you are okay or will ever be okay with out them. Understand it is a process. Be kind and patient with yourself. Grief is a process. Everyone is different. Most people come in and […]

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Grief & Loss

“Denial Stage” of Grief

Denial is an important and normal stage of grief. It is our reaction to severe grief and loss.  It serves an important protective function and is your your mind’s way or protecting you from more emotional pain. Understand that it is  normal to not fully get that a loved one is gone. Your  mind is […]

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Grief & Loss

“Bargaining & Negotiating Stage” of Grief

The third stage, bargaining, follows the anger stage very naturally. The normal reaction to the helplessness and vulnerability that comes through loss is an attempt to regain control. There are several ways that most choose to pursue to attempt to rebuild structure in life. Some models of the stages of grief will substitute the word […]

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Grief & Loss

“Anger Stage” of Grief

Honor your anger by allowing yourself to feel angry. Angry at God, the world, the situation, other people, and yes even angry at yourself. Let out your anger. Talk it out verbally whether its talking to yourself, your pet, screaming out loud alone in your house or somewhere there are no people. Release it doing […]

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Grief & Loss

“Depression Stage” of Grief

Give yourself permission to feel your emotions. Don’t allow anyone to make you feel bad, or judge your feelings, or tell you how to feel. Don’t try to suppress/push down inside your grief, hide it, or minimize it. Let yourself acknowledge your pain. Express your feelings to others (eg therapist, church, friends, spouse, family, grief […]

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

14 Signs Your Mom Might Be a Narcissist

The conversation always comes back to her. If you can’t seem to have a conversation without the topic swinging back ’round to her, take note. “You could be talking to your mom about you recent beak up and the conversation drifts to her upcoming vacation,” And it seems to happen often without fail. She is […]

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Beauty
Self Care

What is Self Care?

Rest – Reward – Recharge – Replenish Self care is so important yet we are taught in society that it is selfish to indulge in ourselves. I disagree! People don’t realize that self care is not selfish, it is self preservation. After all, if you don’t care about yourself or put yourself first then who […]

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Therapy

The Importance of Positive Self Talk

We believe what we tell ourselves so it is important to have positive self talk. We often learn our own internal dialogue and self talk starting when we are children through what our parents tell us, our teachers, other adults, and of course peers. It is important to speak kindly to yourself and practice positive […]

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Dating

Questions to Ask Yourself When Dating Someone

Ask yourself these questions to re-evaluate the relationship and to determine if there are any red flags How do they treat you? Do they blame you? What do they say the reason is that their last relationship ended? Do they take ownership and responsibility to why the past relationship ended? or do they paint their […]

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Dating

17 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Here are signs that you are in a healthy relationship: saying no without feeling guilty asking for what you want and need able to maintain friendships while dating saying yes because you want to and not out of obligation or guilt acting to your own beliefs and values feeling supported as  you pursue your own […]

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