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How To Identify Core Values (And Live By Them)

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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As we welcome 2019, many Americans will attempt to pursue various ambitions and achieve different goals as part of their new year’s resolutions. If we desire to pursue meaningful goals and form healthy habits around what will matter most, our decision making must start with a vital exercise: identifying core values.Read the rest →

How To Be Joyful (After Christmas)

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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The holidays can be filled with stress, but finding moments of joy before and during the holiday season is fairly easy. Songs and treats fill our bodies with that special Christmas warmth, giving and receiving gifts is a happiness-producing exchange, and spending quality time with family is like food for the soul.1.… Read the rest →

How to beat the “Winter Blues” for Good

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seasonal affective disorderBy Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Are the dark, grim winter days getting you down? Are you dreaming of sunshine? Many living in the Midwest look forward to spring. However, for the 10 million Americans who suffer from Winter Depression, warm and sunny times cannot come quickly enough.… Read the rest →

Single for the Holidays

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

single for the holidaysThere’s a chill in the air. The presents are wrapped, you’re wearing your favorite Christmas sweater, and you’re listening to carols on the drive to your family party. You open the door, take off your coat, and like clockwork, here come the questions…

“When are you gonna get married?”

 “What happened to what’s-their-name?”

 “So you’re just gonna be single for life then?Read the rest →

Upcoming Panel Discussion: Students Under Stress- October 18

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Grant will speak on a panel at the The Compass Church‘s Hobson campus next Thursday, October 18. The subject is on point for teenagers and parents of teens: it focuses on the ups and downs of social media and screen time.… Read the rest →

The Necessity of Emotional Regulation

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

emotional regulationIn our societal context, we can scarcely go a day without creating an emotional response as part of our daily experience. Emotions can have a wide range of expression and intensity and simultaneously describe a spectrum of life’s experiences.Read the rest →