True Hope Should Be Meaningful

It’s a trope of just about every movie, TV show, song, or piece of art: Hope will save us all! Even in our darkest moments, we’re told we should hold onto hope above all else as a guiding light to a brighter future. We don’t want to imply there’s anything wrong with this. In fact, there isn’t. However, we want to separate the concepts of simple “hope” and what we’ll call “meaningful hope.” We should always let the Read More

True Healing Isn’t Just an Ending But a Beginning Too

We’ve talked a lot about healing in recent months. Healing is a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but it’s certainly not just an ending. Of course, we associate the end of the healing journey with an ending of the pain and suffering we experienced – but when you reach the end of the road you’ll come across many new paths. These new pathways represent the new world and it’s up to the individual to Read More

The Abstract Concept of Healing

  “Time is the healer of all necessary evils” – Menander (~ 300 B.C.) Healing is one of the greatest journeys we set out in life. We start with a wound and pain and, ideally, end with comfort and satisfaction for where the journey of healing took us. But, how do we define healing and what does it mean to you? For physical wounds, the journey of healing is often specific and stated. You cut your finger chopping Read More

Do You Have Eco-Anxiety? Why Earth is the Planet Impacting Your Mood the Most

You see it all the time from your celestial family and friends. “Mercury is in retrograde.” “Neptune is in alignment.” There’s all this talk about other planets and how they may or may not be impacting our mood, but there’s a more obvious planet that’s having a real-time impact on us: EARTH. Climate anxiety and grief are real and evolving experiences for a lot of people right now. Scrolling through any newsfeed will Read More

Kindness Is Not Weakness, It’s Survival

“Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.” – Roy T. Bennett Kindness is free. It’s one of the best resources we can give and receive and it comes from within. That quote above perfectly captures the essence of kindness. We must give kindness to others not because of who they are but because of who we are. Some people will tell you kindness is weakness. They say Read More

Why Your Business Can Thrive Through Workplace Counseling

We live in a world where businesses are constantly changing and evolving. Employees faced with constant adjustments often fall behind on work or get overwhelmed to the point where they question their position with the company and in the industry. These problems lead to frequent mental health problems and stress in the workplace – creating an untenable environment for those workers and their colleagues. Chances are Read More

What Does Neurodiversity Mean? Am I Neurodivergent?

Neurodiversity. What does the word mean to you? This has become a popular buzz term in recent years as we look for more meaningful ways to define the thoughts and feelings we have and how they differ from others. On its face, the word itself presents us with a relatively clear definition – neuro refers to the brain and nervous system and diversity refers to variety or complexities in a group. Millennials and Gen Z Read More

Our Old Solutions Can Become Our New Problems

No matter where you are on the road, you use a left turn signal to turn left and a right turn signal to turn right. But, would you drive 35 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone just because you were previously driving in a 35 miles per hour zone? Sometimes our solutions can be universally applied when the answers and circumstances are the same. Some situations, however, cannot be solved with universal Read More

The Components of Loving Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air. Restaurants are packed with couples ready to celebrate each other. Gift shops are counting the cash spent on satisfying the love language of gifts. Romcoms are on every channel you flip through. So, what’s missing? For many, an outlet for their love is missing. Valentine’s Day can be tough for those who are alone and don’t feel like they have someone else to love. We’re Read More

Why Do People Go to Therapy? (And Why Should You?)

When you think about therapy, what comes to mind first? For a lot of people, the vision of therapy is laying down on a lounge chair with a box of tissues digging through the deepest depths of the mind. Pop culture teaches us that therapy is about saving people from the brink or bringing people back from a mental breakdown. That is, of course, an element of some therapies but also falls well short of the whole picture Read More