Meme by Nemeth Counselling I often encourage my clients to practice deep breathing exercises and grounding to combat anxiety attacks. Im telling you it works. I have struggled with anxiety since university. It manifests as shortness of breath, and I am certain it would progress to panic if I wasnt aware it was anxiety and … Continue reading How to regain control of an anxiety attack.
My mom and I attended an annual Christmas get together today with all of my childhood friends and their mothers. We spent a great deal of time this afternoon reminiscing about the shenanegans we were up to as teens. The parties. The underage drinking. The sibling rivalry. I am not going to get into the … Continue reading Harm reduction and parenting.
You know, we really are like glass. Some people are fragile like a tall, thin wine glass. Some people, average like your common water glass. Some people give the illusion they're tough, but in reality they are on the verge of breaking. Without proper self care and self awareness (especially when you work with trauma … Continue reading “Glass”
There are so many ways to show love, be loved, do love. Nothing quite beats the love of a child. The forever forgiving, unconditional love of a child. As I sit here, both kids wrapped around me (i swear it is like a contest to see who can invade my personal space more) i think … Continue reading The love of a child
There is so much truth in the common saying "the only thing better then being a kid at christmas is having kids at christmas". The magic of Christmas can be found in so many moments leading up to the big day for our kiddos. Snowflake the elf is our magic today. Capturing the wonder and … Continue reading The beauty found within the magic of christmas
Its a rare occurrance for me to put on some makeup and get out sans kids. But that is whats happening tonight. The kids are having a daddy day. My OT weekend day shift had two perks today. Some extra Christmas cash and a break from momma duty. Feeling refreshed. What are your go-to spots … Continue reading Mom takes a break.
The holidays are supposed to be about tradition, family and fun. For some theyre stressful, rushed and pressured. Ive been on both sides of the fence. A little girl in my daughters after school class mentioned this morning at the bus stop "... Georgia arent you excited to get your calendar on Sunday?!". I was … Continue reading Holiday Preparations
Hey guys, Building off my post about vulnerability, I am going to allow myself to be vulnerable and transparent with you. Skimming a blog post about writing prompts (for blogs) I came across this. "Write about how you found your way back". I thought how fitting. This is a build off of yesterday posts. The … Continue reading Write about how you found your way back
I follow this private counselling business on facebook. Initially, because one of my good friends started working there. But now, I am just so drawn into their message and what they have to offer. https://www.lauragatien.com/ I joined their email list. And contrary to popular email habits, I actually read emails from the lists I join. … Continue reading Vulnerability.
https://hollyshustle.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/overwhelmed-tonight/?preview=true Having a plate full means the need to translate feelings of being overwhelmed into a plan of action. I always tell my team at work... "when you feel frustrated, take a deep breath and together we will look at what we can do to fix the issue whether its process change or a mediated … Continue reading Action Plan