Have you ever been overwhelmed with too much feeling or emotion? To me this is like a log jam in a river. It starts off with one single log that gets stuck, and one by one other debris gets caught on the pile until one day the whole river is cluttered. If something happens to you…

If we are having trouble where we are, feeling out of balance, always stressed or overwhelmed, then there isn’t enough foundation to support the higher levels of emotional pressure that will come from the steps it takes to achieve a desired goal. Its like pushing ourselves into doing some physical activity that requires a much…

As I was recently walking in the forest I came across an old memory of a place I used to take Bailey the dog. There was a tree that had freshly blown down and we walked out along it. I think it is over twenty years ago now and the tree is still there, but…

On a recent hike I decided to film a video but I noticed the background noice of the highway was really distracting. As I listened deeper I also noticed the birds that were singing near by and then the sounds of my feet on the ground as I slowly walked around in the forest.  The…

Remember that curiosity you had when you were a child? To get so excited with something new that catches your attention and awareness. That feeling of excitement and enthusiasm is actually our natural state of being that motivates us to grow and learn. When we get caught in habits and too many routines this limits…

Our emotional stability can be like a tree that sways in the wind, if it is not rooted into the earth well enough the wind will blow it over. If the tree is rooted well enough then it will simply sway back and forth past its center like a pendulum, and when the wind stops…

Transitioning from high school is difficult. Many freshmen deal with depression or anxiety or both. This year maybe more difficult due to the Coronavirus and the chaos we are experiencing in our Country. Therefore, it’s helpful if family and friends are aware that someone starting college are at risk for depression and check-in with them.…

Automatic thoughts are mental functions that occur without conscious judgment, deeply affecting our actions and emotions. These thoughts, which occur depending on the events in the environment, originate from our more stable beliefs and schemas. These thoughts are considered by the person to be true. Negative automatic thoughts that lead to dysfunctional and unresolved moods…

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