Healing Hearts Counseling Blog

I Love You Just the Same Dec 07, 2023

"You wanna know the good news? I love you just the same!" I say these words pretty frequently now, but I first said it after sitting through a huge meltdown with one of my kiddos. He was...

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Emotions are For Feeling Sep 27, 2023

Let's be honest. Big emotions can make us uncomfortable. Someone starts crying in a small group, and the crowd gets a little antsy. A toddler has a meltdown, and parents and others people near can...

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The Time I Swam with Thousands of Jellyfish Aug 25, 2023

Okay I didn’t swim long with thousands of jellyfish because let’s be honest, I’m kind of a wuss when it comes to squirmy things. I was vacationing with my family and we took a...

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A Responsibility Too Large May 28, 2023

 

America is in a mental health crisis. According to the CDC, one of the leading causes of death for U.S. teens is suicide!! As a professional counselor to kids, teens, and adults, I’ve...

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Fear is a Liar Apr 29, 2023

My husband Matt and I went to a Zach Williams concert and actually met Zach. Fear is a Liar is his song. When I met him, I called him Zach and said, "Wow it really feels like we’re friends."...

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Why I Asked My 5 Year Old to Drive My Van.... Mar 14, 2023

The conversation went something like this...

Lincoln (my 5 year old) upon waking up in the morning: I don't want to go to school. 

Me (in a rather playful and exaggerated tone): Me either. I...

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Feeding the Fire Nov 11, 2022

Recently, my husband cleared a substantial amount of trees on our property, and it made for an epic bon fire. We have 3 boys, so you can imagine the delight! The fire was raging soon...

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Hakuna Matata- Great Song- Not Great Mental Health Advice Oct 24, 2022
I love the Lion King, and have since it first came out in 1994 as evidenced by my sister and I’s Lion King birthday party. And don’t get me wrong, Hakuna Matata is a super fun song...
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Hard Does Not Equal Dangerous Oct 24, 2022
UNCOMFORTABLE AND HARD DOES NOT EQUAL DANGEROUS!
Our brain is super cool. In an area I like to call the downstairs brain, we have this very important structure called our amygdala. I like to...
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Emotions: They're Here for a Reason and... My New Fave Book on Emotions Feb 23, 2022

Fun fact: Naming your emotions rather than ignoring them helps you have more control over managing them! If you want to even take it a step further, pay attention to why it's there. 

My...

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