The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often
Recharging Through the Holidays
Give yourself permission to say no. It’s ok to not go to every Christmas party or to not buy a gift for everyone. You can also give yourself permission to say yes without feeling guilty. Maybe you really want to volunteer at the animal shelter, or spend time with elderly relatives, or take a vacation. Whatever it is that feels right for you financially and emotionally is exactly what you should do. Do not let guilt about money or family obligations trap you into doing things you don’t really want to do.
Set some boundaries. If spending time with family is difficult or triggering, set some boundaries ahead of time about how much time you’re willing to spend. You can also use this time to set boundaries with people who are pressuring you to spend money or time on things that are not beneficial for you.
If spending within your means is a challenge for you, it is helpful to create a budget and stick to it as closely as possible. This will help you stay within your means and avoid debt. Instead of buying people presents, donate to a charity or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Help others who are in need, it not only helps others but helping others is proven to be good for your overall well-being.
If celebrating the holidays the traditional way doesn’t feel authentic or joyous, then find another way to celebrate that works for you. Maybe that means spending time with family and friends, going on a winter hike, or simply taking some time for yourself. The most important thing is to be true to yourself and your own traditions. Take some time for yourself. Relax, read a book, take a bath, or just go for a walk. The holiday season can be stressful, so it’s important to take some time for yourself to relax and recharge.
Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which
Peer to Peer Support for Queer Women What are Peer Support Services and what is a peer counselor? Peer counseling is an effective way of assisting and supporting people, on a variety of issues, by pairing them with people who have shared those life experiences. Peer
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Therapy for Restoration Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of self or purpose? Therapy can help you restore and build a better life. In therapy, you can objectively review life events, thoughts and feelings, and your actions and reactions in numerous situations.
E-THERAPY? “Really, does that work?” I am often asked about electronic therapy. It only seems appropriate that my first blog address electronic therapy, (e – therapy). Here you are totally ready to address some mental health stuff and make those positive changes. You want a competent therapist that will understand