Do you desire to have a better understanding of yourself and the people you love around you? Have you ever wondered why you or the people you love behave a certain way? Part of the reason we all do what we do is because of our personality that begins developing from childhood. With better understanding, we can grow personally, creating healthy relationships with those around us.
It can be hard to witness a child who is dealing with chronic anxiety; and, unfortunately, recent statistics indicate that the number of children experiencing anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms is on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 4.4 million of children in the U.S. had a diagnosed anxiety disorder in 2012, which was an increase from previous years. While anxiety might show up differently in every child, there are similar ways that parents and caregivers can respond to help ease the symptoms. By utilizing the strategies below, the goal is not to “fix” the source of stress, rather show children healthier, alternative behaviors to cope with anxiety.
Last month, we featured an interview with Brittany Senseman and Avenu Fitness owner Brent Gallagher about New Year’s Resolutions and gaining a new perspective on fitness goals. This month we are featuring the second half of the interview that highlights Brent’s personal journey.
Brent Gallagher is the owner of Avenu Fitness with locations in West University and River Oaks. As we head into 2019, I interviewed him to get his take on fitness and those infamous New Year’s Resolutions. He has a great perspective, so read on!
Most often, when we hear the word “decluttering” we tend to envision the scary, forgotten about corners in our home filled with bad gifts, decades old clothing, or old instruction manuals that we just know we will dearly need one day. On a day when we are feeling particularly brave, we may muster up the strength to clean out and categorize these forgotten items, only to find ourselves back in the same predicament in a matter of weeks. So if decluttering is a goal that continues to be important, why is it so hard to maintain?
Every year, our group gathers to the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons – we call it “Thanksmas.” We get together in November because December is just too busy; and, as mental health professionals, we know better than to over schedule! 😉 These celebrations are always a highlight for me, and I was thinking about what makes them special…I’ve decided it’s the people. I am surrounded by good friends and colleagues for whom I have profound respect. Our conversations are generally funny (with plenty of dry humor) and thoughtful. We can talk about topics ranging from embarrassing Christmas memories to the #metoo movement, being vulnerable and intellectually stimulating simultaneously.
My name is Jennifer Bartlett, and I am excited to return to Anthology Counseling and Wellness! I am an Alabama native but have called Houston home for several years. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and relocated to Houston after joining Teach for America.
We see it creep into our language at an early age, tend to notice it in others more than ourselves and, though it takes on many forms, at one point or another we’ve all done it… So what is it exactly that makes our tendency to blame others for our poor behavior so tempting?
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Mat Yelvington, and I will be starting with Anthology Counseling and Wellness as a practicum student. It is strange to me to think of myself as a student because I have not been in school for almost two decades. It is also odd for me to think of myself as a counseling student because I have been doing unofficial counseling for these past 20 years as a minister, coach and teacher.
It's summertime and time to relax, chill by the pool, soak up some rays and go on vacation. On those days when it's just too hot to get out or perhaps when you need some down time, pick up a book and take the opportunity to dive into some good reads. Here are our list of suggestions of both new and old favorites.