Whether you’re getting an undergrad or graduate degree in counseling, you’ll probably have to do a counseling practicum. Here’s what I looked for when I decided on a counseling practicum – everything from location to the type of counselors in the organization.
If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), don’t eat a low calorie diet! New IBD research shows that low calorie diets lead to higher bowel disease rates…in mice. While this research hasn’t been replicated in humans, it is something to think about. I’m on a low-cal diet – just to stay lean and mean, not because I have ulcerative colitis – and I’d eat more chocolate cake and nachos if I thought it’d increase my lifespan! But I’m also not …
When we set spiritual goals for the New Year we create a foundation for material goals to blossom. If we focus solely on the external – the exercise program, the weight loss, the financial plans, the career success – we end up feeling empty, even if we do achieve them. When we place our attention on the essence of these objectives, the true reason we want to achieve them, we feel whole and balanced. From this place it becomes much …
One of the most thoughtful sympathy gifts when Grandpa dies is a comfort candle. The one pictured has a beautiful saying about family and memories to treasure.
Why do people get addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling? Here’s why trauma is the root cause of addiction and how trauma leads to addictive behavior.
These tips on talking to teens about birth control aren’t just for counselors – they’ll help parents, youth workers, and anyone who lives or works with youth.
Learn how healing energy increases health and wellness, and balances your body’s physical, spiritual, and emotional energies. It’s about the flow of your chakras, about cleansing, reducing stress, and relaxing. Transformational coach and energy healer Gini Grey – my blog partner on the former Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers – describes why balancing your body’s energies can help your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” …
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, and it doesn’t just affect children. Here are five tips for overcoming adult dyslexia, plus a list of resources for adults with dyslexia.
The symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis are painful, but finding the right treatment helps immensely. Here’s how Val copes with this chronic bladder inflammation, plus her tips for women living with Interstitial Cystitis. “More than 3 million American women have Interstitial Cystitis but it is sort of an under the radar disease,” says this writer and women’s chronic pain advocate. “I didn’t even know what kind of doctor to go to or what questions to ask. It was only after joining …
Leaving an abusive relationship involves five stages of separation for some women who are abused (but not all!). Tina Turner inspired these tips on leaving an abuser.
Knowing what to wear to work is never easy, especially if you’re a female counselor. Here’s what I learned in my counseling practice - I’m working as an alcohol and drug addictions counselor in a residential treatment program for men.
If you want to be a business coach, you don't just need coaching certification - you need to learn the best and worst parts of coaching small business owners.
In my Conflict Resolution and Mediation class, we reviewed different types of conflict mediation strategies. Here's what transformative mediation is, according to the professor.
If you love pets, you might wonder if you should adopt a second dog. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of adopting another pet, plus a few tips for adding a second dog to your family.
What are your questions about sleeping, waking, sleep disorders, or sleep deprivation? Ask, and ye shall receive sleep facts. The sleep blog is for people who need help sleeping.