Are you a parent raising a young person right now? Has your child shared with you that they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community? Studies show that you play a pivotal role during your kiddo’s youth especially for those that are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Being supportive and compassionate can be the difference between them growing their self-confidence or heading down a ... Read More about 3 Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ people in 2023
As I’m enjoying my 5th decade here on this planet, it occurred to me the other day that I am so not into doing certain things anymore (thank you aging gracefully). But honestly, I think it’s all stuff we should STOP doing right now for a happier and more peaceful self, no matter your age! 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing Immediately 1. Stop giving a shit about someone ... Read More about 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing Immediately!
It’s been brought to my attention that we have not done a summer bucket list for our readers, so I wanted to correct that today because who doesn’t need good, solid summer bucket list ideas to make this the best summer ever?? I know I’m here for them! So, let’s get right to it! Some of these are my original ideas but others are contributed by some summer-loving peeps. 10 ... Read More about 10 Shimmery Summer Bucket List Ideas for 2023
It's time to get out of your comfort zone before your dreams die. There. said it. Eff your comfort zone. It ain’t looking out for you babe! At least not in a way that will help you progress. Rather, your comfort zone is the place where your brain wants you to live and never, ever leave. Remember your brain is designed to protect you from anything that could feel yucky or cause ... Read More about How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Where Dreams Go to Die
Woohoo, summer’s here y’all! I don’t know about you, but I’m so here for it. While I don’t mind the other seasons, I’m a summer girl through and through. Farmers markets, being outside on the porch reading, working in my gardens, walking the dogs, the beach, swimming in the lake... You name it, I love it all! That said, I do recognize that summer presents its own stressors ... Read More about How to Stay Sane and Enjoy Your Summer! 5 Tips for 2023
Social media is no longer in its nascent period. Social media companies’ products now permeate nearly every facet of modern life. And while the benefits of these platforms may be numerous, there may also be some detrimental considerations. This is especially true for mental health in teenagers. These young adults are simultaneously still learning to navigate emotionally fraught moments and are ... Read More about The Connection Between Social Media and Teen Mental Health
Life comes with many ups and downs, and we often find ways to search for meaning in our day to day lives. For those of us who are animal lovers, having our pets by our side can make us feel loved and supported. Losing a beloved pet can be difficult, and it can be hard to get the support we need while grieving. The disenfranchised grief that many people face can feel very lonely, ... Read More about 5 Tips to Manage Pet Loss Grief in 2023
In the therapy world, we're all about how to change your thoughts to produce different behavioral patterns (why hello new neuropathways). We do this shit every day all day, but we believe it’s worth a revisit here because we all have a tendency to sing the same sad song over and over. You know the one … the one where you are always overwhelmed, always tired, you feel like you never ... Read More about Are You Singing The Same Sad Song Over and Over? How to Change Your Thoughts
If you’re new to therapy, the idea of even going to counseling is terrifying! The thought of spilling your guts and your darkest secrets can seem so overwhelming it can paralyze you. We get it! As someone who has been in therapy off and on the past 20 years, I totally get why you’d be so nervous. So, here’s a step-by-step guide about what to expect from your first therapy session with ... Read More about What to Expect from Your First Therapy Session with Us
Today we are sharing 11 pieces of homegrown advice for 2023 graduates! To honor you and your accomplishment, we at Empowered Connections thought we’d put together a group of helpful advice from ur EC family that we wish someone had told us at your age. Graduating, whether from high school or college, is a HUGE achievement and we are so excited for all of our clients who will be ... Read More about 11 Pieces of Homegrown Advice for 2023 Graduates!