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Disciplining your kids is a necessary part of parenting. While it is essential, discipline can often be misunderstood. In this two-part series, we will look at some of  common misconceptions and some helpful tips for effective discipline. First, some common misconceptions… Discipline is NOT about Punishment. Punishment does not build skills. It often has the […]

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A woman’s identity changes when she becomes a mother. There comes a time when she feels overwhelmed, including thoughts and feelings of depression and anxiety. These feelings are normal, but may be a sign of something more than typical baby blues.

The post Unlocking the Signs and Secrets to the Baby Blues appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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Everyday we can look around and see signs, commercials, and ads for the latest fad diets, extreme workouts, and weight-loss quick fixes. These diets label some specific food as “the fat maker”. The workouts make big promises but are too extreme to stick with long term. The weight-loss quick fix guarantees “this pill will melt […]

The post Weighing In: Shame vs the Scale appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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At times our feelings can feel so jumbled and all over the place that it is hard to put words to all that is going on inside of us.   In these uncomfortable times, it can be easy to adopt unhealthy means of dealing with our emotions such as trying to fight against them, getting swept up […]

The post What’s the Weather Like Inside You? Mindfulness for Kids and Adults Alike appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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So, what does actual self-care look like?

From a therapeutic stand point, it means taking care of yourself in multiple ways. It can look like eating well, engaging in mindfulness, exercising, or engaging in spiritual practices like mindfulness or expression through religion. In addition to taking care of your physical and emotional health, it is important to attend to the mental aspect of self-care.

The post How Often do you Care for Yourself? appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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Since we can feel chemistry and passion so quickly and effortlessly for someone else, that means staying with that person should be easy, right? Except, most of us eventually feel a fading of that initial passion, chemistry, and excitement in a relationship. What do we have left after these feelings pass? Happily ever after? When […]

The post Me Before You: What kind of relationship do you have? appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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Bruce Moon, Art Therapist and educator, describes art therapy as “an effort to detect or discover the meaning of life by exploring the soul of what we invent in our creative work”. I recently had the honor of exploring this use of creativity with fellow clinician, Jennifer Christian. Maybe you’ve only thought of creating art […]

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Join us for a COME and GO OPEN HOUSE at our new 2nd location. November 1st, 2018 4 to 7 pm 10333 Harwin, Suite 375D Come meet our therapists and see our new second office location! Sometimes dreams become a reality. What is happening at Fuller Life Family Therapy right now is exciting and life-giving […]

The post We are Expanding! Fuller Life WEST Open House appeared first on Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute.

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How much more can I give? How much more can I do? How much more can I take? These questions can be haunting and feel unanswerable. More so, it can be defeating when the answer never comes. Finding ways to maintain and restore energy can help sustain the busy and hectic lives that have become […]

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Summer is coming to a close, which for families means one thing: school is back in session. No more sleeping in until noon, spending the day playing outside or lounging around watching TV. Now it’s time for waking up early, spending all day inside a classroom, coming home to do homework, to go to sleep […]

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