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Scheduling Intimacy

Scheduling Intimacy A man and woman hugging on a bed.

Maintaining a passionate relationship in a busy world In our fast-paced lives, filled with hectic schedules and numerous commitments, sex in a relationship is often put off to “not tonight, maybe tomorrow.” After all, it’s hard to focus on intimacy when one is worried about the kids, tomorrow’s presentation or household chores that need to […]

How to use EFT to manage your emotions

How to use EFT to manage your emotions A blue lego figure sitting on a white surface, showcasing its vibrant color amidst a minimalist background.

What is EFT? EFT is a technique used to help people manage emotions, particularly around distressing events, and experience self soothing. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It may also be referred to as EFT tapping or just tapping. EFT has been called “needless acupuncture for emotions” because it uses meridians, like acupuncture, and is […]

Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating

Using therapy to move past diet culture into healthy, mindful eating A plate with a sad face and fork on a pink background.

If someone told you about a procedure that would change your life for the better, but would be uncomfortable, costly and have about a 5% effectiveness rate long-term, would you go for it? Given those terms, probably not! However, those terms actually describe what we call ‘dieting’ for weight loss. The dieting industry generates billions […]

3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress A teddy bear is hanging from a christmas tree.

Ahhhh.. The holidays are here! It’s time to prepare for gifts, feasts, cookie exchanges, and… stress? If preparing for a stressful season is something you anticipate, you are not alone. Harvard found in one study that 62% of their respondents described their stress level as “very or somewhat” elevated during the holidays. A Sesame study […]

Taking the Next Step: How Premarital Counseling Can Help Any Relationship Move Forward

Taking the Next Step: How Premarital Counseling Can Help Any Relationship Move Forward A couple holding hands in a field at sunset.

Premarital counseling has a rich historical legacy, originating as an integral component of religious and spiritual preparations for marriage ceremonies. Traditionally, it was deeply rooted in rites like Pre-Cana within the Roman Catholic church. Over time, the landscape of premarital guidance has broadened to encompass a diverse array of settings beyond religious institutions. More recently, […]

5 Ways to Make New Friends in our 20s and 30s

5 Ways to Make New Friends in our 20s and 30s A man on a bike finds support and friendship to boost his self-esteem.

Generally speaking people crave human connection, even those of us who cherish our alone time to recharge. Friendships are an important part of our lives and research shows that friendships benefit our mental and physical well-being. Friends can help us celebrate the good moments, while providing support during challenging times. Other benefits of friendship include: […]

5 Tips to Start the School Year Strong

5 Tips to Start the School Year Strong A woman wearing jeans and a black backpack leaning against a brick wall waiting for school to start.

Back to school can be a time of excitement and new experiences. It is also a time in which we undergo a lot of change. Change to our schedules, change in habits, change in interests, change in environment, change in people, and more. While change can bring about opportunities of reflection and growth, it also […]

3 Ways to Maintain Social Connection this Summer

3 Ways to Maintain Social Connection this Summer A group of people using their cell phones on social media.

Back in May, the Surgeon General announced a national strategy on social connection, highlighting what many of us know intuitively and feel deep in our bones: staying connected to the world around us is what allows us to thrive physically and mentally, while loneliness and isolation can lead to negative outcomes.  Many of us have […]

Polyvagal Theory: Understanding and Mapping Our Own Nervous System

Polyvagal Theory: Understanding and Mapping Our Own Nervous System Woman meditating in a field at sunset.

“Fight, Flight, or Freeze.” Many of us have likely heard this phrase before, but what does it mean? Why do we respond in these ways? And why are we so often told to “take a breath” to help us calm down? While “Fight, Flight, or Freeze” has become a common phrase, what is rarely discussed […]

4 Reasons to Maintain Structure in Your Child’s Summer Schedule 

4 Reasons to Maintain Structure in Your Child’s Summer Schedule  A child is maintaining structure and routine by playing with markers on a wooden table during the summer.

Summer break is a great time for all things relaxation, family time, travel and simply taking a break. Your family’s normal routines might experience disruption, and while summer is a natural time to deviate from the structure of the school year, it’s important to maintain some normalcy in your week. Providing a balanced routine for […]

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