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Let’s talk about the Spirituality Question

“I believe a big part of who we are comes from that intersection between our deepest roots of the background of our childhood.”   The podcast is nearing it’s 1 year anniversary. I am equal parts excited and exhausted! This podcast has, I feel, made me into a better therapist and has given me an […]

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5 ways to Connect with Your Therapist Online

“Tele” is a Greek word meaning distance and mederi is a Latin word meaning “to heal” So it is literally healing at a distance! Therapy doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home. There are many options today. Almost every therapist I know is conducting sessions from home during the covid-19 pandemic. If you’ve never […]

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A Care Package for Your Dope Soul

Resources for Addiction Recovery during Covid-19 With the situation changing daily, fear and uncertainty can loom bigger than ever. Whether you are particularly vulnerable to the virus or feel helpless for loved ones who are; affected by the anxiety and overwhelm as you watch the news; or are under pressure to weigh your finances against […]

How to Maintain Sobriety When You’re Stuck at Home

Hello friends! I made a quick video to outline a few steps you can take to remain sober when stuck at home! Comment on my You Tube channel or send me a message and let me know how you manage your cravings when stuck at home and living without your go-to recovery meetings!

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Give Thanks Every Day

Gratitude is a practice I try to incorporate daily. I want to share with you one way to practice gratitude every day and not just on Thanksgiving Day. This is adapted from Linda Graham’s work. Gratitude shifts the function of our brain out of negativity, reactivity to more openness, positivity. Gratitude shifts our perspective from […]

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Is Alcohol Part of Your Daily Chaos?

Why is Normal So Boring? “I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop” says a bubbly twentysomething in my office. She goes on to say, “I know it’s not normal; but it is normal for me.” I get it. Some people consistently seek out drama because that is what they’re used to. Or, […]

Feeling Like an Imposter? 3 Ways to Combat Imposter Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome. A psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments (big & small). Not an actual disorder, the term was first coined by Pauline Clancy & Suzanne Imes in 1978 when they found that extremely high achievers with Imposter Syndrome, do not consider themselves bright, despite their outstanding academic & […]

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Sober St. Patrick’s Day Tips

St. Patrick’s Day  is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. This Irish-Catholic holiday is filled with green beer a-plenty. The problem is that the days are getting longer. It’s so much nicer out. The weather is less frigid, and you are ready to get out of the house. And if you have […]

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What I learned about Smoking, Drinking, Love and Weight Loss

Hypnotherapists and How They Help Hypnotherapists have been helping their clients to stop smoking, drinking, using drugs, and find the root of their suffering for years. The subconscious mind is so fascinating in that we alone have the solutions to our problems and can stop the addictive urges. For many individuals that I see, they […]

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Habit Transformation: How to Break Bad Habits

-Mayah Taylor, MA Creating new habits and transforming bad habits into good ones can be very beneficial to achieving wellness and happiness. Habits become hard to break because they are deeply wired by repetition in our brains. And when you add pleasure to them-like you have with drugs, alcohol, or food, for example-the pleasure centers […]