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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Re-Post: Beautiful Music

Music is a universal language. It has the ability to make us feel deeply or be as light as a kite. Even if we can’t understand the words, we somehow can still interpret the message through the rhythm and beats of the song. Sometimes there aren’t even words to a song and we still get... Continue Reading →

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat

Did you know you can: lower blood pressure, calm nerves, relax muscles, slow heart rate, strengthen muscles, improve digestion, increase awareness, relieve stress, and relieve pain doing one simple task? Did you know that this task can be done anywhere, anytime, and silently? So, what is this magical cure-all? BREATHING! That’s right, it’s something you... Continue Reading →

Re-Post: Run, Run, Run…and Refuel!

Think about the brief interactions you have with people on a daily basis. Passing someone on your way into work. Looking up from your desk as a colleague walks by. Greeting a customer. "Hi, how are you?" almost rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? As an undergraduate student in the final stretch of my university... Continue Reading →

Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen

Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen A few weeks ago we reviewed Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horsemen, which are faulty communication patterns common in relationships. If you’re recognizing these poor communication patterns and ready to combat them, it’s time to begin learning about their antidotes and how to apply them.  Let’s talk... Continue Reading →

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles I was recently asked about frequent topics discussed in couples counseling, and without batting an eye my answer was The Four Horsemen. World renowned relationship therapist and researcher, Dr. John Gottman uses the title “The Four Horsemen” to describe the four communication styles that can be detrimental for couples.... Continue Reading →

Hard Time Adjusting?

There are times in life when we have problems adjusting to certain issues that arise in our lives. Sometimes situations become too much and we can’t cope with them properly and symptoms linger on for an extended amount of time as well as we start to develop symptoms that aren’t in line with our normal... Continue Reading →

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