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Wrapping It Up

It's been (another) year, hasn't it? Most of us have had our fill of challenges. But, we've also had successes. Many of us have had trouble in our closest relationships or even lost them. Hopefully, we have found comfort or even grown closer in others. The anxiety all around us hasn't changed much, and we are running on fumes in...[ read more ]

October is National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, a time when clinicians and their communities come together to spread awareness and combat mental illness. By working together, we can all promote the importance of mental health screenings while reducing the stigma associated with mental health illnesses. Common Symptoms of DepressionThe following are some of the most common symptoms of depression....[ read more ]

Contemplative Space and Mental Health: The Prayer Connection

In the frenetic, fast-paced world we live in, slowing down--being mindful--has become increasingly important. Especially with the holidays upon us. When we talk about being mindful, we’re talking about the ability to be fully in the present moment, aware of our surroundings; where we are, whom we’re with, and what we’re doing. All things we want to do as we...[ read more ]

Gratitude

Life has a funny way of bringing what you need at just the right time.  Has that kind of thing happened in your life? When something or someone comes into your life unexpectedly and you find yourself surprised and a little undone at the rightness and timing of it?  What do you find yourself doing with those moments?  When I...[ read more ]

When Change Exalts Beauty

As human beings we are constantly in a changing state, whether we intentionally choose to, or it is a natural part of our lives; change is always present. From being a baby to being an adult, going to school to then going to work, or moving out from our parents’ home to creating one of our own. All these events...[ read more ]

Cat’s eye view

This time of year lends itself to thinking about change. Falling leaves and cooler temps (in most northern hemisphere places) presage that seasonal change that some of us have been looking forward to for months and some of us have been dreading. There have been a lot of changes in my life lately, and particularly in my space. It’s been...[ read more ]

Change: An Invitation

by Michele Miller Change is tough, even when we choose it. How do we cope, adapt, and grow through change? I’m asking myself this very thing. I recently moved to Michigan. It was a move I chose, prepared for, and anticipated. I have mixed emotions about this change I sought…I can admit to a few tears, regrets, and sadness. I’ll...[ read more ]

Hello!

Hello to all the Whole and Holy community, My name is Olga Baron-Lamma and I am a new therapist at Whole and Holy. I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself and share a little more about who I am. I am a Marriage and Family therapist with a heart to serve individuals, families, children, and couples. I was...[ read more ]

Exercise your anger (to tame the beast)

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Unless you’re a Tibetan monk, surrounded by nothing but other peaceful Tibetan monks, chances are you run into people and events that make you just plain angry sometimes. And that’s okay. Anger is a very common human emotion, and in many instances, it can serve as a compass that guides you to better choices and situations. For instance, if you...[ read more ]

Stress…helpful?

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Stress is a topic on everyone’s mind. It has been for a while, but it’s even more so now it seems. If you have children in school, you might be stressing over them masking, or not masking, or whether you’ll have to figure out how to homeschool again which was a complete nightmare and this time might just  completely push...[ read more ]

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