The Never Enough Problem

Having lived in Colorado most of my life, an observation I have made is that “Denverites” are often transient people. We move quickly from one thing to the next. We seek out the new hip coffee shop or the popular brewery around the corner. We spend large amounts of money on new ski-wear and attempt […]
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How Social Media is Training Our Youth

Regardless of which generation you’re from, most people are familiar with social media. It’s morphed over the years, but the idea is the same—be seen and connect with others. Social media can be great. I’ve been able to keep in touch with people from years ago. I love seeing old roommates, friends, coworkers, and family […]
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The Practice of Gratitude

Ten years ago, after my older sister had died in a car accident, I received a package in the mail from a friend. I was beaten down with grief, feeling hopeless and confused as to how to navigate the sorrow. To my surprise, when I opened the box, I read the title of a book: […]
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4 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep. However, it has become more and more obvious that it is not always easy to get those 8+ hours of shut eye. In fact, recent research has shown that even more than one-third of children, ages 4 months to 17 years old, are not getting […]
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To Supplement or Not to Supplement

There is a lot to think about in today’s world and a lot going on in everyone’s lives, so to have to add one more thing like “should I be taking a supplement?” can be overwhelming to some. And that is okay. We wanted to shed some light on this topic as it can be […]
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What is Play Therapy (1 of 3): The Role of the Therapist

During consultations or intakes with a parent(s) for their children, I often get the following two questions: what is play therapy, and what will play therapy offer my child? These are great questions, and I hope this short blog series on play therapy provides the answers. Children are in a developmental stage where they are […]
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The Body Remembers

For years the traditional style of “talk therapy” has been around. People have come to counseling hoping to process through their experiences, having a place to feel and tend to their wounds through story. So often, when things are given the space to be said out loud in the presence of a compassionate ear, healing […]
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Why Has There been an Increase in Teen Violence?

Violence has become all too real in our lives. Mass shootings at public places, schools, suicides—it’s all become terrifyingly common. We ask, “Why do these things keep happening?”. It doesn’t seem to make sense. While we cannot reconcile the horror of these events, the truth is that we can try to make sense of it. […]
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A Better Way to Breathe- The Benefits of Nasal Breathing

A Better Way to Breathe- The Benefits of Nasal Breathing Breathing- it’s something we do every day yet rarely think about. Many of us have never been formally taught how to breathe, nor do we think it is very important. Breathing is breathing, right? Surprisingly, that is far from the truth. The way in which […]
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Understanding Endocrine Disruptors in Your Everyday Life

Endocrine disruptors are defined as any chemicals that can cause disturbances in our hormones like testosterone, estrogen, insulin, thyroid hormones, etc. They are most often found in chemically manufactured products like pesticides, plastics, fungicides, and metals to name a few, and in turn we can end up consuming them whether they leach into our soils […]
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