5 Suggestions for Being a LGBTQ+ Ally All Year Long

Every year when June rolls around I get excited to see a myriad of rainbows around the city of Boulder announcing the arrival of Pride Month. Then the month ends, and I find myself wondering if those individuals and businesses that displayed their pride so openly are still promoting LGBTQ allyship all year long? Don’t get me wrong, I love...[ read more ]

Recognizing and Understanding Triggers

We hear this word all the time… trigger. But what is a trigger and what do we do with it? There are so many ways we can feel a trigger. Usually we feel it in our body. One example is the positive experience that comes with a trigger where you hear a song or see an image that reminds you...[ read more ]

The Perfect Combo: Summer & Therapy in Boulder, CO

green canoe on a calm lake in a fisheye perspective, late summer in Arapaho Bend Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado representing how working on therapy during the summer can give you the space to explore the things you enjoy even more.

The Best Time for Therapy Is When You Feel Good.  Spoiler Alert: Summer. MYTH: Therapy is reserved for when you're really struggling or is only for really ‘messed up' folks. Of course, therapists always want to support someone who is struggling, no matter what their challenge may be. But therapy can help even if you are just looking to better...[ read more ]

Real Stories Of People Changing for the Better From Therapy

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Why Therapy Is Worth Every Minute and Dollar Recently, I put a query on a parenting forum group I’m part of here in Colorado. I asked, ‘Do you do Therapy? Why or why not’ The responses were what I expected: Yes, and it has been so valuable to my well-being. I’m so much less anxious. Or, yes! It has made...[ read more ]

Comprehensive Guide To All Things Anxiety

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The Basics of Anxiety What is anxiety?  Honestly, the word anxiety gets thrown around a lot. Anxiety is a medical diagnosis with established diagnostic criteria.  What are the 6 main symptoms of anxiety? Being especially alert, restless, on edge, or feeling overwhelmed without a clear reason Difficulting concentrating: feeling like your mind is blank or too full to pick a...[ read more ]

Connecting to Conscious Communication

You’re in conflict and you’re stuck in fight or flight. Your body and brain are hyper focused on being heard, so you passive aggressively express your needs using language that removes personal integrity. “You made me feel this way.” “You should do this instead.” We run ourselves and our loved ones in circles wanting our needs to be met, and...[ read more ]

My Cup Runneth Over: Early Parenting Myths

What do you need? Right now, what is missing from your days? How do you know you’re being cared for? When do you take a moment to witness all of your growth and change and hard work? How do you find your rest? How do you fill your cup? These questions are applicable in most moments in life, but for...[ read more ]

Stress Management Techniques for People of Color Dealing with Microaggressions

Most human beings don’t get through life without dealing with their fair share of stress. But some people seem to deal with more stress than others. For instance, according to a report by the American Psychological Association (APA), both low-income populations and racial minorities have a greater risk of developing mental and physical health issues as a result of stress....[ read more ]

Telehealth for Support Group Therapy

Many of us continue to try and make sense of this new world we live in – one in which the novel coronavirus dictates much of our daily routine. Some states are still mandating social distancing and wearing of masks. And many people are still out of work or working remotely for the unforeseeable future.This quarantine has certainly made life...[ read more ]

How Focusing on Your Faith Can Help with Depression & Anxiety

It has long been believed that having faith is key to getting through some of life’s greatest challenges. A spiritual practice can often give people the strength and confidence to push through obstacles and make positive changes.But can faith have a positive effect on depression and anxiety? According to new research, it can.Your Brain on SpiritualityAccording to a study published...[ read more ]

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