Panoramic Counseling Blog

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: A Book Review

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! A Book Review

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 ]

The Pomodoro Technique: A Book Review

The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo is a book about productivity. Having read the book, I think this technique can be helpful to anyone that struggles with procrastination, especially those with ADHD. I've written recently about the fast-paced age that we live in. While I often advocate for self-care, I seldom write about the importance of hard work. Today's post...[ read more ]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: A Book Review

I'm not typically into self-help books, but The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey has been cited often and has been recommended to me a few times. Today, I am excited to share some of the insights that I gained from the book with you. Be proactive It's always better to be proactive (prepared) than it...[ read more ]

Digital Minimalism: A Book Review

We're all aware that technology can become a pervasive force in our lives if we don't set boundaries. I have been hearing great things about Cal Newport's book, Digital Minimalism. Today, I'm excited to share some of those insights with you. Minimalism: A lifestyle based on the idea that better living can come from doing and having less. People born...[ read more ]