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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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 →

Trichotillomania

Many people in this world have at least one bad habit. Whether it be biting their nails, scraping their teeth on their fork when they eat, or procrastinating, most habits are essentially harmless. However, did you know that some things that seem like bad habits may actually have a deeper cause? One of those things... Continue Reading →

De-Clutter Your Mind!

For many people, spring is the time for cleaning. However, have you ever stopped to wonder if fall is the optimal time? Just think, for some people in colder climates the winter months are the perfect time to de-clutter your home! You’re about to be spending a lot of time inside, so why look at... Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day

If one was asked to think about what the month of October means to them, it would be no surprise if all things spooky associated with Halloween came to mind. However, one part of October that’s not scary, and is often overlooked, is that it also includes World Mental Health Day! World Mental Health Day... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Fall is upon us, folks, and you know what that means! Soon, people will be carving pumpkins, picking apples, going on hay rides, and… experiencing seasonal affective disorder. That’s right, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, most often begins in the fall and carries over through the winter months. SAD is a type of depression that... Continue Reading →

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