1. Boundaries

    “Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.” ― Asa Don Brown, The effects of childhood trauma on adult perception and worldview Have you ever heard the saying, “Good fences make good neighbors”? It’s the idea that a tangible boundary between our space and our n…Read More

  2. What’s the Buzz about Essential Oils?

    Essential Oils have recently been featured on many newscasts and online reports as a “trend” in alternative healthcare.  In reality, essential oils aren’t as much “alternative” as they are “natural”. Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plants through distilla…Read More

  3. What is Trauma?

    With growing research in the field of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we are seeing more clearly now than ever before that trauma does not just occur for the war-time veteran. In order to understand how broadly it impacts society at large, we first need to know what it is. Trauma is…Read More

  4. Spice up Your Life

    Health is the Spice of Life, but could Spice be the Life of Health? What you add to the spice rack in your kitchen could actually provide you with a cornerstone for health and healing. Spices come from seeds, fruits, roots and the bark of plants and are used in dried form, which means they also have…Read More

  5. Avenues to Recovery

    Author: Natalie Gomes MA, LPCS, LCAS I read once that recovery is like a huge, beautiful, elaborately wrapped gift that when you open, contains thousands of other, smaller, beautifully wrapped gifts. Over the course of my career as a mental health and substance use disorder therapist I’ve been fo…Read More

  6. Misdiagnosed Trauma

    Author: Buffy Andrews MSW, LCSW  Trauma is a tricky animal, and it rears its ugly head in many different ways. More often than not, individuals who’ve dealt with trauma in their past, commonly get misdiagnosed with other mental health disorders or illnesses. According to NAMI (National Allianc…Read More

  7. 3 Steps to Overcome Anxiety

    Author: Buffy Andrews MSW, LCSW We’ve all been plagued with it at some point. Anxiety sometimes wreaks havoc like a cancer in our lives. Maybe you, or someone you know struggles with feelings of anxiety at times. I myself feel caught in throws of anxiety in moments too. If you struggle with it, o…Read More

  8. Listening to Your Body

    Author: Buffy Andrews MSW, LCSW Listening to our bodies can be really hard when we have the voices of society telling us all sorts of untruths. Things like: be vegan and you'll live longer, don't eat gluten it's the enemy of everything, don't be so sensitive, look like that super model by eating onl…Read More

  9. 10 Ways to Send Your Kids Back to School with Confidence

    Author: Jennifer Witkowski MA, LPC The count down to the end of summer is here! While many parents rejoice at the thought of their children going back to school, and the quiet of the house returning, we often forget what a large transition this can be for some children. August 27th is the first day…Read More

  10. Self Care vs. Selfish

    Author: Jennifer Witkowski MA, LPC I overheard a really disturbing thing the other day in the checkout line at the grocery store. Now I’m not usually one that ease drops on conversations, but this woman was so loud, one could not help but hear her. “Oh my god, what a selfish (insert unkind adje…Read More