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COVID-19 Notice

As Harris County has issued a “stay-at-home” notice due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, beginning Wednesday, March 25, I will be offering online video sessions only.

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Meditation Benefits

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

There are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. If we don’t find healthy ways to deal with this stress, it can fester, eventually causing anxiety, depression, and even health issues such as hypertension and heart disease. One of...

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how to love your life

5 Activities to Help You Love Your Single Life

If you believe the many rom-coms filmed throughout the years, singles are sad, miserable, and lonely people who sit around waiting for someone to come along and “complete them.” Why has this myth been perpetuated to such gargantuan proportions? Did you know that studies have found that single people usually have more active lives than married people? Single people are far...

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Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, you know that awful feeling when heart races, you start to sweat, and you feel like you just want to run. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults. While anxiety can feel debilitating, there...

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Five Healthy Ways to Reward Yourself

For many of us, when we think of a treat or a reward, our minds turn to food: our favorite chocolate cake at the local bakery, or a big, cheesy slice of pizza. If food doesn't do it for you, you might want to reward yourself with some other unhealthy habit such as expensive purchases or overindulging in alcohol.When we're...

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How to Control Your Anger

How to Control Your Anger

Someone slides into the parking spot you had your eye on. A coworker takes credit for your work. Your spouse runs up $200 on the credit card without discussing it first. These are things that are apt to make you angry.And that’s okay.Anger is a natural response to many life events. Like other emotions, anger helps us understand our world...

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Friendship Titration

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...

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Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing

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...

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You Should Get Outside

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,...

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the benefits of meditation

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...

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finding friends as an adult

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...

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How is Food Delivery Hurting Mental Health?

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...

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