Every summer my entire family gets together for a July BBQ party. My cousins, aunt and uncle, my brother, his wife, and growing, all go to my parents house. This post reminds me of a conversation I had with one of these people at last year’s party. Now, I wont say who I spoke to […]

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WHAT IS COMPASSION FATIGUE?

One of the greatest ways to reduce stress and improve mental health is by implementing mindfulness meditation into your normal routine. It is evidence-based and used in many different models of therapy. I’m always using mindfulness in my practice, and teaching clients how to pay attention to their body’s and mind. Being present with yourself […]

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MY FAVORITE MINDFULNESS MEDITATION APPS

So last week, I was driving into work listening to my regular radio station, and guess who came on? …Dave Matthews Band, Crash. I love that song. Every time I listen to it, instantly I’m brought back to those high school years when it felt like I had my life ahead of me. My only […]

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HOW PTSD EFFECTS THE BRAIN