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Understanding homicidal ideation

The fear of possible threats to us was so intense that inappropriately we would joke about my father’s demise to release the stress of our situation. Like dropping a plugged-in blow dryer in the bathtub while my father bathed. Poisoning…
Find Right Child Therapist

How to Find The Right Child Therapist

Are you searching for the right child therapist to help your child? It can be a daunting task trying to find someone who meets both their professional qualifications and understanding of your child’s unique needs. From building therapeutic relationships, developing…
Is Childhood Trauma Therapist Right

Is a Childhood Trauma Therapist Right For You?

Are you overwhelmed by the past, with seemingly intractable pain or anxiety that persists even when life is moving outwardly along? You are not alone in this—and there is a way out. A childhood trauma therapist can be an invaluable…
Maria Salinas Breaking Barriers

Maria Elena Salinas: Breaking Barriers and Inspiring Generations

In honor of Women’s History Month, I want to highlight Maria Elena Salinas, a woman who has inspired me in many ways. In the world of journalism, Maria Elena Salinas has continually broken barriers, overcome obstacles, and inspired generations. Recognized…
Seasonal Depression Treatments

Seasonal Depression Treatments

It’s that time of year. For those in the Pacific Northwest like myself, it’s that time when it feels like we haven’t seen the sun in months. The worst part of it is that it doesn’t just feel like it,…
Cindy

The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

Exercise is simply a physical activity to support or improve health and fitness. There is an apparent correlation between exercise and physical health, but the benefits of exercise on mental health are equally as strong. I have seen the benefits…
Healing From Traumatic Memories

Healing From Traumatic Memories

There are moments in life when we get tragic news. They are layered in depths of more tremendous disappointment until the weight of it all becomes unbearable. We hold our breath for anything positive in hopes of breaking the cycle…
Build Healthy Relationships

How to Build Healthy Relationships After Trauma

It’s nearing Valentine’s Day where hopefully love is in the air! Whether you have the privilege of experiencing love from a significant other, a parent, child, friend, or pet, love is at the core of healthy relationships.  Experiencing loving and…
Dealing With Failures

Dealing with Failures in Life

Have you broken your New Year’s resolutions? Me too! I know it’s only mid-January, but it’s all good. I made a New Year’s resolution that I wouldn’t eat sugar and it’s no shock that I broke it after 8 days…
Best Affirmations For 2023

Best Affirmations for 2023

I’ve been asking around to see if people create New Year resolutions and affirmations and I seem to get the same general response: “Do they even work?” After asking a friend and her son the same question, she replied with…
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Easy & Inexpensive Holiday Traditions

Establishing customs and routines is the foundation of creating holiday traditions. Announcing your traditions is half the part of creating them. Creating traditions for the holidays can be made if you have children or are child-free, if you are single…