By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Watching your children grow and flourish is one of the most rewarding parts of being a parent. But what do you do when your child doesn’t turn out like you’d hoped? What if your child is the polar opposite of who you expected them to be? The answer is acceptance; and while t
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If you find yourself getting angry more often than you’d like, there are steps you can take to deal with this common emotion. Bottom line: it’s okay to feel anger! We just need to make sure we aren’t harming others or ourselves because of it.
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Being stubborn is a two-way street: we can either use it to defend ourselves and our opinions, or we can use it in other, more destructive ways. Either way, learning the two faces of stubbornness can help you assert yourself and achieve your goals while maintaining a calm and
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor What do you do when depression establishes itself in your daily routine? Your feelings aren’t wrong, and they should be addressed as needed. The most important thing is to recognize sadness and depression for what they are, and realize that it’s entirely acceptable to ex
Anxiety affects millions of us. Thankfully, there are easy things you can do to lessen its impact. On top of medications or therapy, you can also try: Relaxation: deep breathing and meditation. Exercise: pushing your body quiets your brain. Optimism: pursue humor and laughter. Need someone to talk to about your anxiety?