The Physical Side of Self-Care

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 14 Jun, 2018
Taking care of ourselves is an important part of mental and physical wellness. “Self care” is a huge buzz word that people like to throw around with little explanation or with only limited examples. Visions of soothing bubble baths, listening to music or ensuring...
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Pain, Pain, Go Away—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Jun, 2018
Many years ago, I lost a dear friend to Lupus. She had been sick since childhood when she first found out she had the autoimmune disorder. In later years she developed lung cancer and ended up losing one of her lungs during her battle....
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Pain, Pain, Go Away—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jun, 2018
At least 100 million Americans suffer from “chronic pain” according to WebMd ( There is a vast difference from what I call “regular pain” or “acute pain” and “chronic pain.” Acute pain is your body’s normal response to illness or injury and only lasts...
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Understanding Your Transgender Child

  • By Kaitlyn Farrell
  • 22 May, 2018
When your child comes out to you as transgender it’s only natural to have endless questions about what to do as a parent. You will want to understand what your child is going through, first and foremost. The most frequent question parents of transgender...
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How to Get the Most out of Counseling

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 14 May, 2018
Reaching out for help is difficult. Add on to that a depressive episode, anxiety or struggling through life changes and it can make going to therapy seem impossible. Many of my clients are nervous during their first visit and have no idea what to...
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Like Fine Wine—the Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 May, 2018
I was at a dinner party and one of the women there was jokingly telling her husband that now that he is 40 years old he is only 10 years from 50 and 20 years from 60. We all laughed and continued nibbling on...
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