Relationship Soulutions: Feel Happier & Satisfied

Nine Steps to Grow Your Rural Private Counseling Practice

A successful private practice does not happen by accident. It requires much energy and planning. Here are a few steps to get you in the right direction: 1. Expand hours January through March are months to come in early and leave late and should include a few weekends. A counselor’s busy time is after the holidays. Being prepared to meet...[ read more ]

Eleven Seemingly Harmless Behaviors That Can Wreck a Relationship and Seven Ways to Fix It!

Eleven Seemingly Harmless Behaviors That Can Wreck a Relationship and Seven Ways to Fix It! In this fast paced technology driven society we find ourselves, relationships suffer. I’ve seen it too often in my private practice with couples. Seemingly harmless behaviors become reasons for breaking up. This blog offers some suggestions for break up proofing your relationship. Facebook. Think harmless...[ read more ]

Mental Health Professionals: Five Tips to Thrive

Being a mental health professional is one tough occupation! All of your time is spent helping others or planning for helping others. You’re faced with decision, after decision. Often, at the end of the day, you find yourself completely exhausted. In fact, just figuring out the route to take home can feel overwhelming; let alone thinking about all the chores...[ read more ]

How to Create an Authentic Life

If creating an authentic life were easy, everyone would be doing it. Sadly, life has a way of pushing us off track, having us focus on extrinsic motivations as opposed to our intrinsic desires and dreams. Why does this happen?When we’re young, no one really tells us the importance of living authentically. We’re told other things are important, like getting...[ read more ]

Are You Playing the Blame Game? Here’s Why You Need to Stop

Blame and game – two words that should never be joined together. The truth is, the blame game is no fun to play and there are never any winners. And, perhaps, the biggest loser of all is the one who is doing all the blaming. When we blame others, we lose our power. Remaining stuck in our feelings of anger,...[ read more ]

How Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Impact Our Health

Society seems to condition us to always appear calm and in full control of how we feel, no matter the circumstances. Suppressing emotions may seem like a great way to prove that you’re strong and not a weak crybaby but hiding how you really feel can have serious health consequences such as mental fatigue, elevated blood pressure, and sleeping problems.Common...[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention.For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily life....[ read more ]

3 Signs Social Media Is Hindering Your Happiness

How long has it been since you checked your Facebook page or Twitter account? If you’re like most people, you use social media many times throughout the day.But while you may think social media is fun, studies have suggested that it can take a toll on our emotions. One such study by researchers at the University of Missouri focused on...[ read more ]

5 Tips for Making Friends in Midlife

For many people, middle age is the catalyst to take stock of life. The kids have flown the coop and there’s more time to reconsider your likes, dislikes, goal, and dreams.Middle age is also the time we tend to look around at our social circles. Are our friendships still there? Have we lost friends due to illness, a move, or...[ read more ]

5 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

At some point in life, most of us have experienced being in a toxic relationship, whether we’re aware of it or not. People of all ages, nationalities and sexual orientations can find themselves in an unhealthy relationship, confused as to how they got there, or perhaps even unsure the situation is unhealthy.While physical abuse is obvious, mental and emotional abuse...[ read more ]

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