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 →

Self-Care

       How often do you find yourself putting yourself last on your list of things to do?  Kids, laundry, carpools, cooking, cleaning, working, it never ends.  Do you hear a voice in your head telling you to just run away?  Often times, when we put everything before us, nonverbally we tell our environment... Continue Reading →

Farewell to Olive Branch

It has reached that time as I depart ways with Olive Branch as an undergraduate intern. Words cannot express how amazing it was and grateful I am to have been a part of such a great practice among outstanding counselors for my internship. I believe that while interning here I was able to gain a... Continue Reading →

Time for Goodbye

My time as an undergrad intern here at Olive Branch has come to an end. It has been an experience I will never forget. I have learned so much these past several months. Being able to spend time with the children at Acorn Child Care has taught me overall patience and the different ways children... 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 →

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