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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How to Build Resilience

First of all, what is resilience and why is it something that we need? Most simply put, resilience is what helps us to bounce back from adversity. Resilience is the process of adapting effectively in situations such as trauma, tragedy, or significant stressors such as loss of a job or the death of a loved... Continue Reading →

Impulsivity

I’ve noticed several celebrity engagements occurring in the news lately.  After dating for several weeks, these couples become engaged to be married.  There is a possibility that it is a result of copy catting a trend advertised in the media.  It can also be the result of impulsivity, or the tendency to act on a... Continue Reading →

Digging Deep

Have you ever been at a place in your life where you think, “I don’t know if I can make it”?  The journey is long, it has been exhausting, and mental fatigue has set in.  Sounds a little like what life in general can become.  Maybe it’s a medical condition that is chronic, offering glimmers... Continue Reading →

How to Raise Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Children of all ages are constantly learning. Their brains are literally hardwired for it! They are little sponges soaking in anything and everything about their environments. Early childhood and adolescence are critical stages in development for this very reason. Often times messages that children learn during these periods stick with them long into adulthood whether... Continue Reading →

Play Therapy

Play Therapy              Working at the daycare has helped me understand that playing is very important for children. Playing allows children to communicate with others and it helps them express their feelings. I am learning the children as well as their different personalities. It is amazing how young children learn... Continue Reading →

Self-Love

Self-Love             If someone asked you to write a list of things that you love, what comes to mind? Most often, among the first to pop up is people. Perhaps you think of your partner or your children and eventually move on to family, friends, pets, and other loved ones. You imagine their faces and... Continue Reading →

Sleep Hygiene

Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Often times one can be so tired, that when they put their head on the pillow, they become wide awake.  That’s frustrating.  Several factors can contribute to poor sleep patterns.  One major cause of sleep problems is cell phone use at bed time.  Studies have shown that the light... Continue Reading →

Kate Spade

Kate Spade was a 55-year-old fashion designer who sold colorful handbags. Kate was inspired by her husband Andy to start a handbag company. Kate Spade lived in New York and had more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the United States, and more than 175 stores internationally (CNN, 2018). Over time, Kate distanced... Continue Reading →

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