Why your mind-body connection matters when you have anxiety, depression, or trauma

woman demonstrates yoga as part of yoga-informed trauma counseling

Your mind-body connection is the basis for feeling whole. Therapists look for patterns. We look for patterns across situations and relationships. Further, we explore what impacts clients and how they respond. Above all, people who have complex mental health issues often have a disconnection between their mind and body. Mind-body Disconnection Some common signs that someone has a mind-body disconnect:...[ read more ]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

laughter is the best medicine for anxiety and depression

We all know the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine” and, honestly, who doesn’t want to laugh like a child being tickled? We have all heard it at one point, or several points, in our lives. You may have questioned the accuracy of this statement in the past. Maybe it’s an answer you didn’t take time to seek out. Perhaps you...[ read more ]

Ten signs you might be a stressed-out workaholic

workaholic stress is real

Our society worships the overachiever and considers workaholic stress as honorable. You are supposed to burn the candle at both ends and deny yourself any pleasure. However, you could experience burnout. Therefore, it is important to balance your work with a sense of play and freedom. The Dangers of Workaholic Stress You may think that a workaholic would be every...[ read more ]

How to Face a New Normal: Adjusting to Grief and Loss

walking through grief and loss, adjusting to a new normal

Adjusting to a "new normal" after grief and loss is a battle filled with difficult emotions. Grief is like trying to finish a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle while missing 500 pieces. You have to hunt down those pieces to make the puzzle whole. Sometimes you may stumble upon a piece unexpectedly, making the progress simple. Other times you may have...[ read more ]

Are you Calm, Happy, and Energized or Frustrated, Anxious, Tired, and Stressed?

Atlanta Counseling in Suwanee helps successful people trade stress for calm

Frustration. Anxiety. Exhaustion. Stress. So many successful people are walking around full of stress and feeling miserable. It can feel like there's never a break. However, from the outside looking in, it seems that everything is in order and life is good. Then why are you walking around not feeling calm, happy, and energized? Stress Check-Up If you can say 80%...[ read more ]

Caregivers need care, too

care giving is like gardening

Caregiving is Hard Caregiver stress is a real thing. Whether you're caring for a loved one or chose a career as a caregiver (such as doctor, nurse, therapist, or teacher). As rewarding as it can feel, it’s also super stressful. Oftentimes, we can lose ourselves in all we do for others. As a result, we may even feel guilty taking...[ read more ]

Anxiety is like a traffic jam: How to get unstuck

atlanta rush hour traffic

Does your life feel like a perpetual traffic jam with no movement forward? How anxiety inducing is it to be stuck in traffic? Just the thought of being gridlocked in Atlanta traffic with no ability to get out to stretch your legs or use the restroom is the stuff of nightmares, am I right? When our progress depends entirely on...[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily...[ read more ]

Who pushed me out of this perfectly good plane and where’s my parachute?

chronic illness can feel like you're pushed out of an airplane without a parachute

Adjusting to chronic illness sucks. It can feel like getting shoved out of an airplane by some prankster you didn’t give permission to. These things just aren’t supposed to happen. We’re supposed to have complete control over our lives, right? Besides, you’ve done everything right. How did this happen? Why did life do a table flip on you like a WWE wrestler...[ read more ]

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