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Friendship Titration

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sze38Kfdrk&w=560&h=315] I wanted to create a quick blog post about the Pathfinders Retreats. You can see more about the upcoming retreat on the page linked to this post. It’s an event for guys in the 20s or early 30s who are feeling directionless in their careers or lives and who feel disconnected from people and the world around them....[ read more ]

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOprP1WVpy8&w=560&h=315] Shinrin Yoku is a Japanese concept about immersing yourself in a forest or the natural world. It’s not about being in the wilderness, necessarily, but more about having contact with natural elements, like trees, water, and nature sounds. The Japanese have set up forest bathing sites where you can be led, or follow a signed, programmed walking path....[ read more ]

You Should Get Outside

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVZVsjtqw4&w=560&h=315] Check out my new Retreat opportunity for young men. Hey, you should get outside! As my job as a professional counselor, I sit in an office all day, in a building where I don’t have control over the air conditioner. So I’m at the mercy of “the system” to decide how comfortable or uncomfortable I am. Last year,...[ read more ]

Making New “Glory Days”: How to Stop Obsessing About Youthful Successes

“Ahh, the good ol’ days.” How often have we heard or uttered this familiar phrase? It can be a source of great pleasure and amusement to reminisce on a time when we were younger, remembering a special event or activity. We tend to look at our past experiences through a filter that magnifies the positive while diminishing the negative. While...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Symptoms of Trauma

Meditation offers practitioners powerful benefits, yet many people are confused as to what exactly those benefits are. In a nutshell, meditation focuses attention in a deliberate manner, taking you from a state of noisy mental chatter to calm and quiet inner peace. And isn’t that something most of us could use?While meditation has been practiced for thousands of years in...[ read more ]

How to Find Friends as an Adult

You may remember growing up, meeting your best friend on the playground or making friends in French class. As adults, we don't have systems built in to make friends like we did as children. We can't even reach out to loved ones for help, because while it's socially acceptable to say "I'm looking for a boyfriend", its not socially acceptable...[ read more ]

Stepping Back from the Edge: How to Deal with Anger in the Moment

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion that everyone feels from time to time. But when you find yourself being caught off guard with unexpected anger or feeling anger at a time when you can’t express it, it can be difficult to cope with.So, what can you do when you find yourself feeling anger unexpectedly? Below are some strategies to...[ read more ]

5 Benefits of a Weekly Game Night for Your Mental Health

Our daily lives can get so busy. Obligations to work and family, as well as taking time to care for ourselves, can often make us forget to have a little fun. If the hustle and bustle of modern life has caused you to neglect your playful side, a weekly game night may be just what you need.A game night will...[ read more ]

Is Your Food Delivery Habit Hurting Your Mental Health?

The modern world offers us many conveniences. Indoor plumbing and electricity make life far more sanitary and pleasant than what our ancestors had to deal with. Technology allows us to connect with people from around the world, and we can hop in our car and go wherever we want safely and relatively quickly (unless you live in a major city...[ read more ]

4 Essential Relationship Elements of a Lasting Love

When we’re young, we’re taught how to share and play well with others. Somehow as adults, these early lessons don’t always translate into building and maintaining loving relationships.But, it’s never too late to learn new life skills, and creating healthy relationships is one of the best skills you can have. The following are the essential relationship elements of a lasting...[ read more ]



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