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Therapy Blog For Mental Health & Wellness

Welcome to our mental health and wellness blog. Here you will learn about different types of therapy, treatment options, and other relevant information. Diane is dedicated to bringing you the latest news in mental health and wellness. Keep checking this page for the most up to date information to help you live your most healthy and authentic life.

Coping with mental health concerns

  Life is sometime very difficult and we find our normal patterns of coping are no longer working. Counseling helps individuals recognize the emotional, thinking and behavioral patterns that make us feel stuck so that you can respond to those difficult periods and a wiser, more compassionate and adaptive manner. Authentic-Life Counseling is committed to […]

Video Counseling Now Available at Authentic Life Counseling

Authentic-Life Counseling, recognizes the importance of balancing community wellness with continuity of care for existing and new clients. To meet the needs of our clients video counseling and phone counseling are now available. Video counseling and phone counseling are an alternative to face to face session in the office. The challenges we are facing during […]

Social Anxiety Disorder

Feeling a lack of confidence in certain social situations is “normal”. Conditions such as who is in the room, how many are in the room, location, and activity are all factors that can influence our comfort level. Perhaps we feel invisible around the extrovert who commands a room in any social situation with funny stories […]

3 Tips to Change Negative Thoughts

As I walked downstairs early one morning to fix tea, for no apparent reason one negative thought after another arouse in my mind in rapid fire succession. I had just woken up, slept well and with every step I took I was negative, critical and judgmental. “My kitchen is so ugly.  The cabinets are filthy.  […]

The Pillars of Mindfulness

It is rather unfortunate that mindfulness has become trendy. The watered-down definition of mindfulness, that I hear most often is “awareness of the present moment”. Mindfulness does indeed encompass present moment awareness. Which of course is in contrast to directing our attention to the past or future. But if present moment awareness is all there […]

Family Alienation: When Your Family Makes You the Enemy

Family alienation is a far-to-common occurrence in the modern family. The destructive and devastating, family alienation occurs when one person in the family becomes the enemy and is wrongly blamed as the root cause of family problems. The family member who is alienated might be a parent, child, grandparent or spouse. Family alienation is more […]

The Link Between Aging And Feelings Of Loss Of Control

As we age, the feeling that we are in control of our lives often diminishes. There are many choices we make that don’t seem significant in our day-to-day lives until we lose the ability to make them on our own.  In addition, changes to our physical, mental, and emotional state can cause us to feel […]

Taking Care Of Myself

I have a confession to make! I have been a hypocrite. Not intentionally. I could make excuses, but none of them would not be honest. My confession is…………… I have not been doing my homework. I have not been taking care of myself. I apologize and confess because I know I have pushed, encouraged and […]

Stress In Seniors

Too much stress can be bad for anyone, but safeguarding against the impact of stress for seniors is particularly important. Identifying signs of stress in seniors and taking action to reduce that stress can be critical to their mental, emotional, and physical health. How Stress Affects Seniors While frequent stress isn’t beneficial for anyone, it […]

The Avatar of Ego

As soon as we begin to attach to an Identity we begin to build an Ego. What’s an Ego? The ego is an avatar that we have created. It seems worthy of love from others. An avatar is also something to be defended from others. So, ironically, ego keeps the connection to others from fully […]

The Divine Wisdom of Femininity

  As a woman, I did not always know my worth. In fact, I am just coming into the reality of the divine wisdom of femininity. Some years ago, as I was eating breakfast in a Waffle House restaurant, and a beautiful man […]

10 Methods to Reduce Stress That Anyone Can Do

Chronic Stress – Modern Day Malady Traffic jams, computer fatigue, high-pressured work environment and an impossible fast pace in our day to day lives. This has become the rule more than the exception and it takes a toll on our […]

Lazy Sickness

Lazy Sickness There are many behavioral, cognitive and emotional patterns that are pathological and destructive. Many have “official” diagnosis, symptoms and treatment protocols. Many don’t. Many conditions are quite common, yet we […]

Lazy Sickness, Control Freak Disorder and Sefish Illness

My Proposed Mental Health Diagnosis  Lazy Sickness, Control Freak Disorder and Selfish Illness An accurate mental health diagnosis is important because it lays the foundation of mental health treatment. It will determine the medication you are given, and the type of therapy you receive. However, it’s not unusual during assessment  for mental health clinicians to […]

Logicpalooza - thinking and rock star status

As a society, we bestow rock star status to logical thinking. A wise surrender of logical thinking can make space for acceptance, peace and inspiration. Logicpalooza- thinking and rock star status Who does not like logic? Logic is great, really. Without logical thinking it would be difficult to solve simple problems. Without the advances that […]

Top 10 Suggestions for Good Mental Health

Top 10 Suggestions for Good Mental Health Good mental health must be cultivated. There is a direct correlation between the time, effort and discipline one uses to cultivate good mental health and one’s actual mental health. My top 10 list for cultivating good mental health falls […]

Anger or Happiness? It's Up To You, but You Can't Have It Both Ways

Anger or Happiness? It’s Up To You, but You Can’t Have It Both Ways Barriers to happiness include feelings of disappointment, anger, or unresolved conflict in inter-personal relationships. Sometimes friends, companies, lovers, bosses etc. can behave in ways that are harmful, selfish and draining. When we are hurt, we become angry and resentful. We may […]

Tapping Summit 2014-Energy Therapy Training

Tapping Summit 2014 – Energy Therapy Training If you are interested in learning a simple technique that has the potential to greatly improve your health please consider attending the FREE  2014 Tapping World Summit which begins February 24th and runs […]

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