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May is Mental Health Awareness Month May 5th, 2020

  For more than 65 years, May has been obsserved by organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America ( MHA) have reserved the Month of May to bring emphaze and bring awareness to mental health.  Mental health is important all year, but the month of May gives the...

A TeleHealth response to COVID19 Apr 23rd, 2020

 Due the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared a pandemic.  In response,  public health experts around the world have encouraged individuals and organizations to use of social distancing to "flatten the curve" in their communities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because face-to-face appointments both risk the...

Eat this not That Apr 15th, 2020

If you eat junk you’ll feel like junk. I know right now it might be tempting to throw your hands up and say “forget healthy eating”.  But the foods you’re wanting to indulge in are only going to make you feel anxious and lethargic.    Here are a couple tips to...

Working from home: how it can damage your mental health Apr 15th, 2020

Source: https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/survey-35-say-working-from-home-has-harmed-mental-health-in-japan/   Thirty-five percent of workers who telecommute said their mental health had deteriorated as a result of doing so amid the coronavirus lockdown, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, among other institutions. The survey was conducted online on March 26-28, involving 8,475 employees — including non-regular...

Social Distancing= close to the Refrigerator Apr 14th, 2020

In this time of staying home to stay safe you may be feeling like you want to avoid the grocery stores for a couple weeks. Go ahead and buy the fruits and veggies that you know you’ll get to over the next week or so fresh. But then ones for...

The 3 Ps: Aug 9th, 2018

Positive ThinkingPsst!Are you one of those People? Are you  one of those positive people. Happy go lucky. Optimistic?Can do attitude? Are you and  Eager Beaver? Ready for a challenge? Do you  think outside the box? Do you find the silver linings in everything, even the in the face of disappoint  or even traumatic...

Lessons from Nature on being Coupled Jun 12th, 2018

Being coupled, comes with a unique set of rewards and challenges. One of the most prominent challenges that can occur with being coupled is that each person has is mentally and emotionally different. In a perfect world, being coupled would mean that we could read our partners every mood and...

What is mindfulness and why should I care? -Jeanne Hehlen, MS, LMHC Mar 16th, 2018

Mindfulness is one of the buzzwords that you hear a lot. What is it and why should youcare? If you look up the definition, you will see some version of the following: It is a state ofawareness in the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting your ownfeelings, thoughts, and...

Passion part 3: Passion as Raw emotion Mar 11th, 2018

Better late than never… due to illness, here is the final installment of the three part series. 3 Ways more Passion can change your life With Valentine’s day dropped square into the middle of it, February is unofficially Passion month. In honor of Passion month I thought I would share...

Passion Part 2: Passion as Suffering- Tony Daltoso, LMHC Feb 13th, 2018

While Passion as the Secret Ingredient is kind of sexy and at a minimum evokes curiosity, Passion as Suffering at a minimum sounds unpleasant and is likely to make many want to click past to another page. So I welcome and appreciate you reading this far because Passion as Suffering...

3 Ways more Passion can change your life!- Tony Daltoso, MA, LMHC Feb 12th, 2018

With Valentine’s day dropped square into the middle of it, February is unofficially Passion month. In honor of Passion month I thought I would share 3 ways More Passion can change your life for the better (and no this is not the ploy of a husband trying to get more...

Awaiting the Day that Counselors will Inherit the Earth: What I learned at the 2017 ACA Conference Apr 14th, 2017

This past March I had the pleasure of attending the American Counseling Association’s annual conference in San Francisco California. The American Counseling Association or ACA for short is a professional organization that represents and advocates for Counselors from all different fields from mental health to school to career and rehabilitation...

Emotion vocabulary—what do you feel? How do you name it? – Jeanne Hehlen Ms, LMHC, MHP Apr 14th, 2017

Children experience a variety of emotions, but when they are young, they usually don’t know how to name them or express them appropriately. As we begin to teach about emotions, we often show only three at the beginning: mad, sad, glad. These clearly don’t cover them all, and is only...

6 seemly small behaviors that are actually a big deal Apr 13th, 2017

Has the behavior of your loving little cherubs suddenly turned into something more fitting of a little monster? Are you struggling with what to do? Take a look at the article below. It lists some of the most common behaviors and some things to try. 6 Little Behavior Problems You...