Category: Spiritual

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Jan2019

19 Questions for 2019

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January 1, 2019
New Year Reflections: 19 Questions for 2019 As a therapist, what I love most about the New Year Holiday is that it seems to be the one time of year that people are collectively self-reflective. While media outlets offer coverage of the ... Read More

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Dec2018
Coping with Christmas Lifetime and Hallmark are known for their annual feel-good Christmas movies. The nostalgia, fulfilled wishes, and reconciliation portrayed in these films offer a picture of the world not as ... Read More

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Oct2018

Self Care

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October 11, 2018
On National Mental Health Day…Don’t forget the Mental Health Professionals. Whether you are a mental health professional, or you know and love one, please remember – SELF CARE! Compassion fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for those in any kind of helping profession. Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and ... Read More

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Sep2018
In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Martine Jones shows you how to do diaphragmatic or "belly breathing" to calm your anxiety and panic symptoms. For more helpful videos and information on Dr. Martine's online counseling services, you can find her at hazeltreeonlinecounseling.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=p8Jl30aErfw Original Post September 8, 2018 - Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Sep2018

The Value of the Moment

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September 12, 2018
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ... Read More

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Aug2018
You can’t get a personal record every day. No matter how hard you try, you just aren’t going to be able to get your best results every time you lift. The same is true with the rest of our lives. You aren’t going to get full credit on every single ... Read More

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Aug2018
As women, we wear "busy" like a badge of honor. We are overstressed, overworked, and distracted. We talk about being busy, we complain about being busy and we don’t really know how to do anything but…be busy.  We aren't able to sleep; our anxiety is increasing and we don't know ... Read More

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Aug2018
In a world of social media and comparisons, we see and feel them every day. We hear the mixed messages of you need to be skinnier and prettier but not too sexy especially if you have children… except with your partner and… only with your partner. We hear the push ... Read More

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Jun2018
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to write about how mindfulness can be used to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness helps people focus more on the present moment and really take it all in. Some benefits of this practice, ... Read More

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May2018

WOOP! Your Life

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May 24, 2018
Visit: WoopMyLife WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More

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May2018
Have you ever come home from a frustrating day and all you want to do is just vent? Me too. The problem with this is that the people we vent to may also have had a frustrating day. Combine those two energies together, and ... Read More

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May2018
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ... Read More

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Jan2018

RESILIENT YOU

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January 15, 2018
Every day and every moment gives you an opportunity to start over and be resilient. You are resilient and are capable to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions. You may not think so, but ... Read More

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Jan2018
Things Mentally-Emotionally Powerful Do Mentally-Emotionally Powerful Tribe recognize that any acute crisis and life challenges always precede or coincide with an opportunity to up gain consciousness and are opportunities for badass growth. All life forms need obstacles/challenges/crises in order to evolve. For ... Read More

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Jan2018
It’s the holiday season, and I am reminded of a lesson I learned long ago; that is, depression does not discriminate! And if you are reading this article you may have discovered this as well. In my own personal battle, I found ... Read More

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Dec2017
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More

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Dec2017
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More

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Nov2017
The Messy Truth I don’t think we use it causally in my line of work– it’s also something I’ve had a tendency to minimize time and time again in my life. Trauma can occur ... Read More

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Oct2017
The “Teacher” called “Emotional Suffering” How you receive this Truth is the level of your current openness and receptivity. Emotional Suffering is the psychological resistance/ the psychological layer that is created through non-acceptance by the Mind. ... Read More

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Oct2017
Neuroscientists discover neuronal link between generosity and happiness There have been reports that people who are generous in giving time (e.g. volunteering) or giving money to others or any random acts of loving kindness or other forms of generosity report greater happiness. Until recently, ... Read More

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Oct2017
How do you transform the relationship you have with your emotions? I recommend several different techniques and the rationale behind them. I will be succinct and straight forward in my recommendations, all of which fall into the category of “Mind Training” or ... Read More

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Oct2017
When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of  awesome power. Positive active coping with trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless, not a victim, and like a Warrior. • Active coping ... Read More

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Sep2017
Learn how to do a quick ... Read More

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Aug2017
ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ   Step 1 Meditation:  Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around ... Read More

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Aug2017
NeuroScience & the Brains of Trained Meditators & Mindfulness Practitioners: A plethora of neuroscience research demonstrates significant and consistent positive changes in the brains of individuals practicing meditation styles from Buddhist meditation to more secular mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. Science demonstrates 1) you can ... Read More

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Aug2017
Good Science & Good Practice: Let us first understand something about breathing ॐ. Breathing keeps us alive, but we rarely appreciate it, and the majority of people are not even consciously aware of their breathing.  We are breathing continuously from the moment ... Read More

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Jul2017

No Time for Burnout

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July 17, 2017
This month I’d been asked to present locally to two different groups on the topics of Burn-out Prevention, and Caring for the Caregiver. Eagerly, I said ... Read More

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Apr2017
Since I can remember, I have always yearned to be a counselor. My lifelong dream is to help people and lead them to Christ. My ministry and purpose in life is to empower and encourage others through showing them ... Read More

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Apr2017
I’m Tori Dismuke Eudy, a Licensed ... Read More

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Mar2017
You can take a quiz to ... Read More

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Mar2017
Do you struggle with guilt? Learn more about where guilt comes from and what to do with it. ... Read More

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Mar2017
Diaphragmatic Breathing can stop a stress response – be it panic, worry, muscle tension, stomach pain – in its tracks. More importantly, when used daily, it can decrease the chances of having a painful stress response in the first ... Read More

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Dec2016
30 days ago, I decided that I was going to complete 30 Bikram Yoga classes in 30 days.  I attended my final class today, and am feeling pretty proud of this accomplishment.  Full disclaimer: this is not going to be ... Read More

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Dec2016
“Sitting with the pain and joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits…is the only way to become a real human being…” Glennon Doyle Melton

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Dec2016
I think that some people hear the word meditation and what they hear is “New Agey Psychobabble”.  I did too. For a long time. Then Science started speaking up. Persistent and innumerable anecdotal claims about meditation’s effectiveness forced researchers to take a closer look.  The results are in.  Meditation, and especially mindfulness ... Read More

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Dec2016
Do you want to sleep better? Feel happier? Appreciate more? Decrease feelings of anxiety and depression?  Integrate this new habit into your night-time routine.  

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Nov2016
Many studies support the positive impact the practice of gratitude has on mental health.  I’ve made a short video of a fun gratitude exercise to improve your sleep, mood, and mindfulness. Enjoy! Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is a leading researcher in gratitude.  In multiple studies, he has confirmed that ... Read More

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Nov2016

GOD is Love

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November 8, 2016
In this book, God is Love, Joyce shares with you how God led her into deconstructing everything she believed about God, Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, sin, love and ... Read More

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Aug2014
  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More

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Apr2014
Does my insurance cover this?   Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More

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Mar2014
 Licensed Psychological Associate - Daughter, Wife, Sister Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you decided to care for your dad through the final stages of his life at home. My father ... Read More

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Mar2014
Managing Partner iTherapy   Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population  are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father.  My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ... Read More

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