As I’ve written before, I find relaxation exercises involving deep-breathing and imagery to be very effective in counseling sessions. (Click here for an example of a relaxation script in another post.) Today I want to share more guided imagery exercises, but with the added benefit of the audio! In session, I allow my clients to sit calmly while […]
Here is a flashback post about deep breathing skills. I love to teach my clients how to calm their anxiety through breathing. It helps set the stage for more productive talk once they have reached a more peaceful frame of mind. ———————————————————————————————————— Life is busy. Stress happens. Do you deal with stress in […]
I hope you are enjoying the monthly focus on reducing stress and anxiety. Here is a guest post from Brit at “Brookie the Brave.” I’m happy to introduce her as my first guest poster. I hope you enjoy her words of wisdom! ———————————————————————————————————– Brittany Miller, Aka Brookie the Brave’s mom is a happy, stay at home mom […]
Every parent has had those days. The kids are whiny. Everyone is tired and grouchy. There is no “good” food in the fridge. And you are trying your best to not order pizza for dinner (again) and send the kids to bed at 5:00pm. Those are the days when I am so excited for my […]
This month I’ll be dedicating blog posts to . . . . Anxiety. It’s the “August and Anxiety” monthly focus! As a counselor, I often hear my clients state the goal of “overcoming anxiety.” Anxiety can manifest itself in so many ways: -A mother who worries so much about choking that she cuts up […]
I think these are a fantastic invention!Side Lites are nightlights that are built into the outlet cover. Totally safe for curious kids because they can’t unplug anything! Last weekend my husband installed three Side Lites in our hallway, and we love them. They are also super efficient and costs pennies to run. Only 3 cents […]
We love to have friends over to play in our backyard. Our yard is huge (for our city) and perfect for t-ball, Frisbee, volleyball, and football. I thought it would be fun to add a bean bag toss game to our collection. Using scraps from the garage, my handy husband made a pair. Then, I […]
Need an easy family activity? One that will surely tire the kids out before bedtime? Run through the sprinklers! At first Simon was a little nervous to run through the sprinklers, so he stayed close to Dad. He soon realized how awesome it felt, and he was running everywhere solo. Yes, […]
Here’s the story of our gender reveal party! With our oldest kiddos, we found out in the doctor’s office if we were expecting a boy or girl. Since we had one of each, I thought a gender reveal party would be a fun way to make this baby’s gender an exciting moment. And it’s an […]
The best part of gardening is the harvest! And our little helpers were happy to be a part of the fun. So far, our kids love to eat veggies from the garden (with the exception of the cherry tomatoes.) Hopefully that veggie eating trend continues as they get older! the onion transporter Onions need […]
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I'm a counselor, a wife, and a mom. I hope to inspire others to live a joyful life by embracing the chaos, fun, and beauty in life. Follow along for tips on joyful living, mingled with counseling advice and happy tidbits.
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