Self-care is an important part of life in any season, but it becomes especially crucial during the long winter months, when many people are affected to varying degrees by the “winter blues.” Those habits that are easy to keep up in the summer – exercise, healthy eating, socializing – tend to take a backseat in […]
While much has been said about the harmful effects of social media among users, on the flip side, we cannot overlook the great things that technology is doing to improve mental health awareness and treatment! Here are four ways technology is helping with common mental health concerns.
How many selfies have you taken in the last week? What about the last day? Did you know that with every snap of the camera, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way? That’s what a significant amount of research is telling us: social media use – and in particular, selfie-posting – has a negative […]
Calling to set up an appointment for counseling is a big deal! I know that firsthand because I am the one who answers the phones at Sound Mind Therapy a few days a week. More times than not, I hear phrases including “I have never done this before,” “I am not sure how to schedule […]
If you have something important you want to discuss with your spouse or partner, asking “Is now a good time to talk?” can make a big difference. It gives the other person a “heads up” that you want their undivided attention, that this is important to you, that you want them to really listen to […]
Nine-and-a-half years ago, I was in the depths of despair and in the most pain of my life! I had had trials and tribulations in my life, some ups and downs, but I had never experienced the jaw-gripping depths of grief as I had when my brother Jeremy passed away! There was no way to […]
Dear Evonne, I just listened to your free podcast, and I want to check something out with you. You talk about the one-minute easy tip, “Keep Your Kid in the Director’s Chair,” and you defined the tip by saying it means teaching preteens/teens to motivate themselves with their own ideas, goals and expectations.
The month of February continues to provide a great opportunity to think about love. The essence of love is described in a variety of ways. For some, it is a splendored thing; for others, it is a battlefield; and for some, love endures. But what if you learned love starts as a chemical in the […]
It is close to that time of year again when relationships and love have some time in the spotlight. The national holiday does remind us of love, but where is love the rest of the year? People say “love is in the air,” or maybe for you, your love comes through your phone, since the […]
Like a healthy body, a sound mind is an important component to achieve overall well-being. This is why Sound Mind Therapy offers an innovative approach to counseling services that is straight from the heart. Rather than trying to “fix” a problem, we strive to support, educate and empower every individual while helping them move forward and conquer everyday challenges. Here’s more […]