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Nature as Healer

By Don Kronenberg, MSW, LCSW Print – Nature as Healer “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more” – John Burroughs As a boy I recall always being outside, from dawn till dusk, playing in empty fields, swinging from a tree, picking up snakes or […]

Developing Positive Emotional Habits: Improving your Happiness

By Bill Holley MSW, LCSW Try This!! Place a pencil in your mouth, with the eraser end lightly between your front teeth, and close your mouth. The muscles used to hold the pencil this way are the same muscles that are used in a frown. Now place the pencil in your mouth sideways, lightly between […]

Cultivating Confidence and Strong Self-Esteem

By Joan French LCPC NCC Merriam-Webster online defines self-esteem as, “a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction with oneself.” I defer to this definition. I’m sure most of us are pretty familiar with what this is. But how do we feel content with ourselves? Here are five tips […]

Getting Happy – What happiness research can tell us

What Positive Psychology and researchers found about happiness is very interesting. In this blog post I would like to highlight some of the major findings.