Personal Growth

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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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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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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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How to set goals you can actually achieve

By New Life Counseling / December 29, 2020

Say “no” to new year’s resolutions and learn how to set effective goals, objectives, and action steps that actually set you up to succeed. This is part one in a series on goal setting. Be sure to check out part 2 here Every year we hear all about New Year’s resolutions or maybe you call…

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

By Sarah Heimbruch / November 25, 2020

Why you too can be grateful for 2020 and a free Thankful Tree Gratitude activity download! “Reflect upon your present blessings- of which every man has many- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens Did you know that practicing regular gratitude not only improves your mental outlook on life,…

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