New Beginnings

Welcome to CounselingMatters.live and to our first post!  I am honored you are taking the time to visit and read on.  This blog will have many contributors on many different mental health subjects and topics of interest for people interested in living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. I hope you find these entries helpful. This entry... Continue Reading →

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Martin Luther King Jr.

“Human progress never rolls down on the wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless effort of men and women willing to be coworkers with God, and without the hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to... Continue Reading →

Emotional Support Animals

Lots of people call dogs “Man’s Best Friend,” but surely other animals can be great companions as well! Some people prefer cats, rodents, reptiles, birds, or even horses. If you’ve ever had a pet, you know one fact to be true. Animals captivate and comfort us in a way people just can’t sometimes. However, did... Continue Reading →

Resolutions 2020

It’s finally happening. We’re actually going to hit the year 2020 this New Year’s.  Sometimes, a big milestone like this one is what it takes to make people want to switch things up in their lives. Whether you decide on a New Year’s resolution every year, or haven’t since 2000, if you haven’t started thinking... Continue Reading →

Gemeinschaftsgefühl: Community Engagement

In the summer of 2013, The Adler School of Professional Psychology, now Adler University, published a magazine for alumni and friends of the school called Gemeinschaftsgefühl. You may be thinking that’s a typo, but it's not.  Gemeinschaftsgefühl means “community engagement” or “social interest.” This Adlerian terminology describes how connected and interested one is in the... Continue Reading →

Hosting The Holidays

The holidays are a time of togetherness for a lot of people. Sometimes it’s hard for people to prioritize which relationships they want to nurture at this time. You may have a ton of fun when you see that one certain friend, but is it in your best interest if you always stay out too... Continue Reading →

Mindful Cleansing

Throughout the year, it can be easy to fall away from one’s spirituality. On the other hand, sometimes people are so busy during the holiday season that it is hard to stay focused on what the holidays are really about. Sure all the parties, family get-togethers, and visits with friends seem to celebrate the season,... Continue Reading →

Physical Wellness During The Holidays

It can be so easy to get off track during the holidays. People have social obligations, family get-togethers, holiday preparations to do, traveling, and maybe even a school holiday play here and there. Don’t let all these extra events get in the way of taking care of your physical health and home safety. It can... Continue Reading →

Mental Health and The Holidays

For those who suffer mental health issues and those who do not alike, the holidays can be an overwhelming time. There is so much going on, people to see, things to do, sometimes people forget to take care of themselves. It is important to keep tabs on your emotional well-being as well as your personal... Continue Reading →

Self-Harm and Eating Disorders

TW: Self-harm, eating disorders As temperatures drop lower, the rate by which one begins piling on warm cozy clothes gets higher. Long sleeves, layers, sweaters, comfy pants, you will see people wearing these items of clothing wherever you go. It’s pretty much all stores even sell at this time of year! You probably have your... Continue Reading →

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