Abandonment Anxiety

Abandonment Anxiety – by Jiaqi Zhao Recalling your current or past relationships, do you need to control or be controlled by your partner? Do you feel anxious and stressed in a relationship and need frequent praise and reassurance?  Do you tend to feel insecure without knowing why and thus stay hyper-vigilant? If the above sounds…

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How is Your Sleep Quality Affecting You?

Unbeknownst to most people, sleep quality affects their daily productivity. Many things affect it, and many ways to work towards restoring restful sleep. The first thing to do is look at our sleep quality and hygiene. Do you have a good sleep? Do you have a sleep hygiene routine that allows you to fall asleep…

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Self-Care and the Holidays

When many of us think of the holidays, we think of a time we have been looking forward to all year. For many of us, this time might include warm gatherings with friends and family, delectable meals, time away from the office, gorgeous decorations, and time to relax and self-care. This all sounds like a…

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Self Compassion

What do you think of when you hear the word self-compassion? Does it feel familiar or distant from your life? Self compassion sounds simple when we say it out loud to ourselves, but it can be quite difficult in practice. I am willing to bet that many of those who are reading this post struggle…

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Heading Back to The Office

After over two years of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are beginning to expect their employees to returning back to the office whether that be five days a week or partially working remotely from home with some days back to the office. However, some people may be finding this rather daunting or anxiety…

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How to Nurture the Inner Child

Oftentimes, trauma can keep us at the age we experienced it. This may be your inner child telling you that there is something that needs to be healed and nurtured within you. When growing up, our caregivers may not be there in the way that we need them to be. Whether it is making you…

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Missing People Over the Holidays

With November coming to a close, holiday cheer is ramping up…for some. However, at this time of year many individuals experience complex emotions (when missing people) that are less socially accepted. Missing People Brings Up Emotions Expressions of anger, sadness, & grief in particular, receive a bad “wrap” (pun intended), and are often encouraged to…

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The Use of Creative Arts in Therapy

“Creativity is just connecting things”- Steve Jobs Creative Arts in therapy can be used to enhance awareness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors so that the client can gain a better understanding of themselves. It allows clients to dive deeper into their subconscious/unconscious and recover these memories through expression within the creative arts. There are many…

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