Mindfulness In Motion - A Counseling Blog

4 Exercises To Manage Anger

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Unless you're a monk in a monastery, surrounded by other monks, chances are you run into people and events that make you downright angry sometimes. And that's okay. Anger is a common human condition and, in many instances, it can serve as a guide to better choices and situations. For example, if you feel yourself routinely becoming angry at work...[ read more ]

When To Get Therapy For Anxiety

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It seems lately every time I tell someone I’m a therapist for anxiety, the response I get is: “You must be really busy!” It's true that recent statistics indicate more and more people are seeking therapy for anxiety. However, it can be easy to mistake common anxiety symptoms for standard, run-of-the-mill stress. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine what...[ read more ]

Why Can’t I Find A Good Therapist?

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Lately it seems every time I tell someone I'm a therapist, I'm met with: "It's so hard to find a good therapist." After hearing it for what seemed like the hundredth time recently, I began to ask myself, "Why is that?" Studies show the most important factor in determining a successful outcome in therapy is the relationship you have with...[ read more ]

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail? Coping With Failure

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  “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” You could easily replace the word “criticism” with the word “failure” in this great quote by Aristotle. Fear of failure causes us to miss out on life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at all, or we subconsciously...[ read more ]

Coping With Anxiety During The Holidays

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During the holidays, social media, radio, and TV would have us all believe we should be filled with nothing but joy and laughter. However, sadly, that's not always the case. Many people experience anxiety, feelings of sadness and loneliness during this fun, but often stressful time. Some of the more common reasons people experience anxious feelings during this time of...[ read more ]

6 Ways To Cope With A Midlife Crisis

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  For many of us, middle-age is the first time in our lives that we pause for a moment to reflect. In the beginning of our lives, it’s as if we have been shot out of a cannon. The moment never seems to slow down as many of us gain an education, make friends, choose a career, commit to a...[ read more ]

3 Ways To Reconnect With Your Partner

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  Thanks to TV and movies, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling the passion is through a cruise, luxury cars or jewelry. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply don’t cut it. It may seem counterintuitive, but love isn’t mended through grandiose deeds, but through small...[ read more ]

3 Keys To a Happy Marriage

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Ever wondered why some marriages last decades while others barely go two years? Why do some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn? The secret? There are three secrets actually; three keys to a happy and successful marriage. Without all three of these, many couples will struggle to remain connected and committed. Know Yourself and Your Partner...[ read more ]

3 Simple Ways to Improve Communication In Your Relationship

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  Countless studies concur the number one reason for divorce is poor communication. Beyond having different communication styles, issues often arise when both partners are not comfortable talking about their feelings. The good news? Talking about feelings is not the only or even necessarily the best way for couples to maintain a happy and healthy relationship! Here are some great...[ read more ]

Lost Your Confidence? Try This To Get Your Swagger Back

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There is a lot of talk about coping with low self-esteem, but less is said about self-esteem that comes and goes. The truth is, when it comes to self-esteem and self-confidence, most people fit in the middle of the spectrum, feeling fairly self-confident one minute and then anxious the next. If you feel like you’re in the midst of a...[ read more ]