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Setting Healthy Boundaries: YES & NO

By New Life Counseling / May 11, 2021

Healthy boundaries are essential for successful relationships, romantic and otherwise, and a balanced, joyful life. Without boundaries, it gets hard to determine our limits and often we find ourselves overwhelmed and stressed out—not to mention feeling guilty about our choices. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. With a few tools in your toolbox…

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Goal setting strategies by Enneagram Type: Goals part 4

By New Life Counseling / April 30, 2021

In part 4 of our goal setting series we are talking about how your personality type (specifically enneagram) influences your goal setting process. We are giving tips for setting healthy goals based on your type. Also links to Dr. Don Gilberts Personal Strength Survey.

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Coping with Stress: Self-Care part 2

By New Life Counseling / April 23, 2021

How is stress management vital to your self-care? Your body was created to respond to stressful input- most understand this as the fight or flight response. But your body is not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences. Yes, that’s right, chronic stress can make you physically sick. We will talk more in…

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6 Myths About Addiction

By Emilie LeLaCheur / March 31, 2021

Many people don’t understand addiction and substance abuse or dependency. They think those who struggle with addiction must lack moral substance or willpower. In reality, breaking the cycle of addiction takes far more than an iron will or even a desire to quit. Addictive substances and behaviors quite literally alter the chemistry of the brain…

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Stop Racing Thoughts: A Guide to Better Sleep

By New Life Counseling / March 15, 2021

Today is World Sleep Day and we are bringing you 6 tips to calm a racing mind, especially when it is keeping you from getting enough sleep! Does this sound familiar? You are laying in bed and once again you can’t seem to fall asleep because your brain will not shut off. Perhaps it’s a…

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The Sleep Health Connection: Self-Care Pt 1

By New Life Counseling / March 4, 2021

Good sleep is vital to your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 5 tips to improve your sleep and mental health in part 1 of our self-care series: CBT/ talk therapy, journaling, sleep hygiene, blue lights, diet, exercise, and routine, and how lack of sleep truly effects a body.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Month

By New Life Counseling / February 17, 2021

February is National Eating Disorder Awareness and Screening Month, and it’s our mission to provide education, awareness, and empowerment to the 30 million Americans suffering from an eating disorder along with their loved ones. Eating disorders (EDs) are complicated and often misunderstood illnesses that impact people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. It helps to…

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Living Single and Loving it!

By New Life Counseling / February 10, 2021

Stop dreading singleness and choose to love being single. Unhappy and single is a mindset issue. Learn why relationship status doesn’t play into happiness and how to recalibrate your mindset with these tips. This Valentine’s day, whether you are newly single, or frustrated at your ongoing single status, embrace flying solo. It could be one…

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How to Break the Perfectionism Cycle

By New Life Counseling / January 28, 2021

People think that perfectionism helps achieve goals. “Perfectionism, even though it creates powerful turmoil, is often maintained and understood as a positive thing.” How to break the perfection behavior cycle, challenge your automatic negative thinking, and discover if you struggle with perfectionism. Free downloadable worksheets included.

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New Year Same Love: your relationship goals

By New Life Counseling / January 13, 2021

While you’re busy writing down your personal goals for the year, use our completely free worksheet to reflect on your relationship and set intentions for the upcoming months.

Closeness and connection don’t just happen; flourishing requires time, attention, and nourishment. Assessing your connection and commitment to grow your relationship is an important task. Taking time to talk and intentionally make a renewed commitment to each other can enhance your life together.

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