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Sentio, Ergo Sum

Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. A phrase that first appeared in 1637 and was written by Rene Descartes. Descartes goes on to say, “we cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt….” What he meant was that as long as we are thinking, we are...

Mood and Midwest Winters

As a mental health practitioner living in the midwest, each year I find myself seeking new ways to implement a skillful approach to managing the physical, emotional, and mental shifts that may come with the arriving winter season. Though we can anticipate this...

Labeling our Emotions

Emotions- the reason many people initially decide to go to therapy is so often rooted in this part of our day to day functioning that can sometimes feel so great and other times… not so much. What we consider the “positive” side of this- happy, joyful, optimistic,...

Nature and Mental Health

When we stop to think about tit, we all know being outside feels good. Living in Minnesota, enjoying the warm weather, especially after a frigid, snow-covered winter, we bask in the sun and soak up the feel-good energy of the sun. But now, science has something to say...

News of the Good

This week in news of the good, how one man is working to change the lives of many.  Mr beast, Jimmy Donaldson, a YouTuber, with some 19 million followers, became famous for his “attention grabbing stunts.” The “stunt” that caught my attention this week is nothing...