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Aromatherapy – What’s all the Hype!?

Lots of information can be found these days pertaining to the use of essential oils, via aromatherapy, as a means of addressing mood. So what exactly is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of oils from natural sources, such as plants, trees, flowers and herbs, therapeutically for the benefit of emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. Most…

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Chronic Pain & Depression

An extremely common issue I’m faced with in the treatment setting is depression, coupled with chronic pain. In my field, we reference these individuals as the co-morbid, meaning there are two or more illnesses occurring within an individual at the same time. This is important to note because often times, treating the issues simultaneously yields…

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Living Our Values

As we progress through life, we value different things at different times; ever evolving creatures. It is wise, from time to time, to reevaluate these values to ensure we are investing our time, energy, and finances into what we feel is most important at this time in our lives. This is a pretty important step…

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Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory posits that our earliest relationships as children, with our closest caregivers, shape all future relationships and attachments with others into adulthood.  As adults, we develop either insecure or secure attachment styles based upon those early interactions.  As you may have guessed, a secure attachment style contributes positively to relationships, while an insecure attachment…

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The Power of Thought

If you’re as old as I am, you may remember the Saturday Night Live spoof called Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley, which essentially pokes fun at the use of positive affirmations. And at some time in your life when you were down in a slump, it is highly likely someone perhaps suggested for you to…

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Ready, set, go!

Welcome to my blog. I’d like to start by giving a glimpse into what you will find here as we go forward together. As a therapist and holistic life coach, I find myself mulling over so many thoughts in a given day, continually seeking knowledge, and routinely getting asked a wide range of questions on…

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