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Why Feeling Exhausted Can Actually Be a Sign of Healing: Understanding Chronic Fatigue and Survival Mode

It’s important to recognize the difference between chronic fatigue within survival mode and exhaustion after overwhelm and limited capacity. Feeling burnt out is different from feeling raw. But when we do feel safe enough that our body craves slowness and rest, we should lean into it. It may feel strange at first to rest when our body is so used to constantly being in survival mode. But this feeling of freedom is what will help us improve our overall well being and change our thinking around self-care.


My Teen Refuses to go to Therapy. Now What?

Its not uncommon that a child will drag their feet or even straight up refuse to go to therapy. In my experience I have found that this is typically due to two things : A misunderstanding of their rights to confidentiality. A misunderstanding of what therapy is like. A child’s understanding of the counseling process …

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Four Ways Anxiety is Trying to Help You

Can anxiety be a good thing? Short answer- yes. We often hear about the negative aspects of anxiety, many individuals with anxiety describe it as a feeling of nervousness and dread that can be distracting at best and all-consuming at worst. Anxiety is typically experienced on many levels, affecting your emotions, physical body, and thought …

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