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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The Knit-ty Gritty

The Knit-ty Gritty In a world full of stress and constant go, go, go there has to be something that you can go to that will soothe your mind, body and spirit. Many times people like to just veg out in front of the TV for a few hours or zone out on their phones... Continue Reading →

Signs That You Might Have an Eating Disorder

When someone says, “I’m in recovery from an eating disorder", people often instantly assume that indicates that they used to be remarkably thin or small. That’s usually not the case at all. You are certainly not alone in this. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders concludes that nearly 10% of the population... Continue Reading →

How to Help a Friend Who Is Cutting (Self-Harm)

WHAT IS CUTTING? “Cutting” is the most popular choice of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and is an enigma amongst teenagers. Self-injury behavior can also be in the form of bruising or burning the skin. Females are more inclined to engage in nonsuicidal self-injury than boys are. Typically, the cuts are located on the forearm/wrist area or... Continue Reading →

Seafood, but make it sustainable

       Writing this series on Fair Trade brands has been enlightening for me in a lot of ways. Hopefully, you readers share the same growing interest and excitement for social consciousness that I have been experiencing while reading up on the ways that Fair Trade Certified™ is making an effort to transform the global marketplace... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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