The Difference Between Love and Being “In Love” in Healthy Relationships

Author: Jennifer S. Kennett I recently came across a poem by Wendell Barry, written for his wife entitled “The Wild Rose” which eloquently describes the unique paradox of loving someone versus being “in love” with them. Often when I work with couples who are in my office for counseling because their relationship no longer feels [...]

By | 2019-01-18T00:22:50+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Adults, Communication, Couples, mental health, Relationships|0 Comments

How to Create Intentions for Your Life and Actually Follow Through – Part 2

Author: Lindsay Huettman Part 2 - Creating Intentions as a Lifelong Practice Goals vs. Intentions First of all, what are intentions? May people have a variety of ways of how to frame what intentions are. Some definitions include words like ‘goals’, ‘aspirations’ and ‘vision for the future’. I was personally introduced to setting intentions in [...]

By | 2018-09-05T14:49:25+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Adults, mental health, Self care|0 Comments

How to Create Intentions for Your Life and Actually Follow Through – Part 1

Author: Lindsay Huettman Part One: Developing Awareness, Curiosity and Compassion One of the issues that comes up for both myself and my clients is how to create real change in our daily lives. This could be a habit they want to give up for a healthier one. It can be a dynamic with a family [...]

By | 2018-04-20T19:13:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Screen Time is Making Your Child Grumpy

Author: Theona E. Kennett Technology has become pervasive in our lives. It’s no longer surprising to see children as young as two and three playing on a tablet or cell phone. However, the convenience unfortunately comes at a steep price. Increasingly, parents are concerned about the negative impacts that screens may be having on their [...]

By | 2018-03-26T15:17:10+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Coping with the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Lindsay Huettman “Give yourself the gift of good support, self-compassion and flexibility during this holiday season.” When encountering the holidays after a loss, its completely normal to feel a little unsure or overwhelmed on how to be. Some may experience what we call anticipatory grief about the upcoming event itself. This is a form [...]

By | 2018-03-22T18:00:54+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Sleep Care Activities to Improve Your Mood and Health

Author: Jennifer S. Kennett What is is about staying on track with a consistent sleep schedule that seems so challenging? Whether it's post-holidays, daylight savings time shifts, extra pressures at work or school, or just bedtime 'drift', it's easy to lose track of going to bed on time, or how much sleep we really need. [...]

By | 2018-03-22T18:02:56+00:00 September 19th, 2017|mental health, mind body connection, Self care|0 Comments

Walk & Talk Therapy: Why it might be perfect for you

Author: Lindsay Huettman Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tend to your mental health and receive the extra benefits of being outside and exercise? Many people who would like the support of a therapist, must sit inside an office all day for work. It can sometimes feel daunting or even unhealthy to go [...]

By | 2019-02-03T20:30:38+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Adults, mental health, mind body connection, Self care|0 Comments

Hope: Lessons from an Amoeba

Author: Lindsay Huettman Many times, while in session with clients, I come across words like “hope”, “trust” and “balance”. These concepts or states can be very helpful and inspiring for clients-and sometimes they can also seem impossible to achieve. Part of the issue is the very energy of ‘trying to be hopeful’ can leave us [...]

By | 2019-02-03T20:35:31+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Adults, Grief|0 Comments

How to Structure an Effective Family Meeting

Author: Jennifer S. Kennett The purpose of the family meeting is to create a culture within your family of open communication and shared responsibility. The model is simple—set aside approximately one hour per week to go over family schedules, discuss interpersonal challenges, and share responsibility for planning and implementation of new ideas. The core of [...]

By | 2019-02-03T20:15:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Communication|0 Comments

Stress-Free Family Holiday Tips

Author: Jennifer S. Kennett What is it about the holiday season that leaves so many people stressed and anxious? Is it the extra social commitments? The financial burden of gift-giving? For many people, it is the prospect of spending time with extended family and all the history that holds. While some of us have wonderful [...]

By | 2019-01-20T23:01:28+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Adults, Children, Communication, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments