Articles from: August 2016

A Sanctuary Space

SanctuaryNoun1.a sacred or holy place

I don’t know about you, but as a parent, I think the beginning of the school year brings with it a mixture of emotions. One minute I’m ready to get back to some structure—to refresh my children’s memory as to the meaning of the word schedule.  The next minute I’m lamenting the end of spending the day at the pool, eating popsicles, and hanging out with friends.  One thing I know for sure is that along with the beginning of a new school…

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Free Medicine

Yes, it’s true; some of the best medicine is free. In the mental health world you may hear this medicine referred to as “self-care”. When a client comes in with a list of ailments, one of the first questions from the therapist will usually be, “what are the ways in which you take care of yourself?” This is because these basic levels of care can have a HUGE positive impact on our mental health. Unfortunately, they also tend to be the first thing we scrape off of our plate, and into the garbage, when we feel overwhelmed, or…

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