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Deeply Rooted In Happiness

By Elsebeth Green, LCSW, RPT-S The brilliant positive psychologist, Martin Seligman starts out his book Authentic Happiness with the fascinating story of a study of 141 seniors graduating from some high school and the types of smiles they displayed in their senior pictures. Apparently, there are two types of smiles and they actually have names.…

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Deeply Rooted In Mental Wellness – When To Seek Therapy

Five (Not So Obvious) Reasons You Might Need Therapy By Candi Higley There are often misconceptions surrounding therapy and one of the biggest is that therapy can “fix” us. Last I checked, we weren’t machines, we aren’t broken, and we don’t need fixing. But what if there was another way to view therapy, as a…

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Deeply Rooted in Sitting with Your Emotions

Sitting With Emotions

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW, MSW Picture this; you’ve just had a long day at work, you got a somewhat rude text from your brother telling you that something you’re doing isn’t right, the commute was horrible, and you just arrived home. What’s the first thing you do? Sit down and turn on the T.V.? Start…

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Deeply Rooted in the Power of Positive Self-Talk

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by:  Jalynn Johnson Porter, CSW, MSW Once upon a time there was a little train engine that was asked to do something difficult.  Other bigger and stronger engines had refused the task, but this little engine decided to give it a try.  He had to haul a huge load over an even bigger mountain that…

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Deeply Rooted in DBT

By: Shannon Nielson, LCSW DBT Group Manager In a series of blog posts, I will be giving information about DBT and some of the interesting things you can learn when you attend our groups. Below you will find a schedule of our groups and age ranges we currently offer. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.…

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Deeply Rooted in Forgiveness

By: Candice Packer, LCSW Forgiveness. When we hear that word, a lot of time, it raises a lot of emotions in us. Additionally, everyone has a different definition of forgiveness. So what does it really mean? I am going to answer your question with a question of my own. When you think of the hurt…

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Deeply Rooted in Rejecting Apathy

By: Jessica Bodily-Miller, CSW To all of us fifteen to thirty year olds who are trying to figure out life: Apathy. This is our game face. We adolescents and young adults, we are apathetic. And we believe it is our greatest strength. We praise it in other people, “She doesn’t care what people think of…

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Deeply Rooted in Shame Resilience

By: Kenny Frazier, MSW, LCSW Each one of us at some point in our lives, perhaps on multiple occasions, will need help or could benefit greatly from additional assistance, guidance, and support to move forward in our lives. We may need help to move in the direction of our goals, our dreams, and our aspirations.…

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Deeply Rooted in Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving week! Studies show that feeling and expressing gratitude improves our mental and physical health. It also increases our experience of happiness. Sometimes feeling grateful seems easier to do than others. How can we support our families (and ourselves) in getting into this healthy habit? Create and maintain Thanksgiving traditions of expressing…

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