As a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a degree in Exercise Physiology and twenty years’ experience in the fitness industry, I have learned one very important lesson; consistency and motivation are what make a personal wellness program effective. A well-rounded fitness program will have these basic components: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and…

Self-care has many faces. The definition really depends on who you ask. That’s because self-care is personal. But there is an overarching theme: Self-care is critical, for ourselves and others. Ali Miller, MFT, a therapist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif., likened self-care to putting on your oxygen mask before helping others…

Anger can be an emotion that is difficult for even some adults to manage in healthy ways. Therefore, it is reasonable that many children have a hard time knowing how to handle their anger, as well. As children grow and mature, they learn about how to manage their feelings, how to act when they feel…

Anxiety, worry, and stress are all a part of most people’s life today. But simply experiencing anxiety or stress in and of itself does not mean you need to get professional help or you have an anxiety disorder. In fact, anxiety is a necessary warning signal of a dangerous or difficult situation. Without anxiety, we…

The worst part of being manipulated in a relationship is that quite often you don’t even know it’s happening. Manipulative people twist your thoughts, actions, wants and desires into something that better suits how they see the world and they mold you into someone that serves their own purposes. Scary, right? Here are a few…

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