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SAD and the Winter Blues

I recently had the honor of participating in a local panel discussion about seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues. Today, I will be sharing some insights gained from that discussion and more. What are SAD and the Winter Blues? Though it's not the official term, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is how most of us describe the series of depressive...[ read more ]

Getting past your past

Because I plan to start offering EMDR therapy at Panoramic Counseling in early 2020, I have been immersing myself in the writing of EMDR’s founder, Francine Shapiro. Today, I want to share some practical insights that I gained from Shapiro’s EMDR self-help book, Getting Past Your Past. If you’re not familiar with EMDR therapy, I’ll provide the cliffnotes definition: It’s...[ read more ]

The Burnout Generation

I talk a lot about self-care and burnout on this website for obvious reasons. The world we live in is fast-paced and very stressful at times! I was thrilled when I learned that there was an audiobook by Anne Helen Petersen called “The Burnout Generation”. Today, I’ll be sharing insights from her book with you. For clarity, the burnout generation...[ read more ]

Technology can be therapeutic?

I’ve written in the past about some mental health consequences of over using technology. Today, I’m going to flip the script by sharing some mental health benefits of tech that I’ve recently discovered. Due to my laptop dying on me, I recently decided to get a more powerful smartphone instead of purchasing another computer. As I got acclimated to my new...[ read more ]

Protect Your Energy

For World Mental Health Day, I teamed up with my friend, Tiara, over at mutedmouthful.com to discuss the importance of protecting your energy to prevent burnout. Check it out! https://mutedmouthful.com/2019/10/10/guest-post-protect-your-energy/https://mutedmouthful.com/2019/10/10/guest-post-protect-your-energy/ Want to be the first to receive new mental health articles from Panoramic Counseling? Subscribe to the Newsletter!

The Helper’s Curse: Compassion Fatigue

Enjoy this guest post for World Mental Health Day by my friend Tiara from MutedMouthful.com Today is World Mental Health Day! It is a wonderful opportunity to share stories, educate, and raise awareness around mental health challenges. 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental health issue and together we can demonstrate that no one must go through...[ read more ]

The Paradox of Choice

I've been hearing the term, Paradox of Choice, for a while and had a basic understanding of the concept. To my understanding, it's the idea that decisions become more stressful when we have too many options. I was thrilled when I stumbled across Barry Schwartz's book, The Paradox of Choice, and I'll be sharing some of those insights with you...[ read more ]

Guest Post from Mental Health @ Home: “My Therapy Journal”

Today, I’m excited to share a guest post from my friend, Ashley Peterson. Ashley is a mental health nurse. She's also a mental health blogger at Mental Health @ Home.  She recently published her second book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. Today, she’s sharing about the unique ways that she tends to her mental health. While unfortunately, I haven’t had...[ read more ]

I’m Not The Only Person With Anxiety!?

I've always been upfront about the fact that I'm a mental health therapist living with panic disorder, a form of anxiety characterized by unpredictable panic attacks. With that being said, the summer has been tough as the anxiety has been in full-force. Though it's often hard to push through, I've been diligent in practicing self-care such as yoga, walking, writing,...[ read more ]

Sleep Smarter!

I know firsthand how crucial adequate sleep is to my mental health and mood (just ask my wife, haha!) Shawn Stevenson provides some great insights about sleep in his book, Sleep Smarter. I'll be sharing some of what I learned with you today. "The importance of sleep is overlooked and underrated." I've written previously about how we live in a...[ read more ]