Self-Care 101—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 06 Sep, 2018
As I said in the practical blog on this topic, I never learned about self-care in school. In fact, I didn’t really learn about self-care or what we as therapists call “positive coping skills” until I was a young adult. Sure, I had ways...
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Self-Care 101—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Sep, 2018
In grade school, at least when I was growing up, we all took sex education class. I remember they separated the boys from the girls and talked to us about our bodies and how to protect them. They even showed us anonymous pictures of...
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Mom’s going back to work

  • By Samantha Pudleiner
  • 25 Aug, 2018
As a first-time mom coming back to the work force, the experience is both terrifying and exciting for me. Exciting to be going back to work and doing something I love and terrifying as I now have an entire other human to worry and...
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Surviving Family Time

  • By LECS Counselor
  • 18 Aug, 2018
Many of us love family get-togethers and the opportunities they present to be generous, find peace and have fun. While spending time with family members can bring joy and a sense of fulfilling togetherness, it also brings a unique set of challenges that we...
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The Pain of Addiction

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 12 Aug, 2018
Most people are aware of the debilitating and sometimes exhausting nature of addiction. We often view addicts and alcoholics with pity, criticism or some combination of both. But what about the people around the addict? For every person struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction,...
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Lifeline—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Aug, 2018
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Honestly, I am a combination of the two, but if I had to pick just one I am more of an introvert than an extrovert. This means I recharge better alone. And it also means that I...
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