What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is more than just a therapy technique, rather a lifestyle change. It is a component of a few different forms of therapy, most commonly associated with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or Cognitive Therapy. It involves an awareness of all that is around while being present and in the current moment, without judgment. In a sense…

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Hydration in the Heat

Nutrients don’t only come in the form of food; water is the most important, and often most forgotten, nutrient. You can go a rather long time without food, but only days without water. Your lean body mass contains about 70­ to 75% water, with fat containing much less: about 10­ to 40% water. Because of…

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Picking the Right Therapist

Often times we hear that the most difficult part of starting therapy was finding the right therapist, or even knowing how to find the right therapist.  Many times, this is such a personal issue that it can become overwhelming searching to find the right fit. Sometimes it happens just by luck and the first person…

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What is Self-Care All About?

Self-care is simply that, the act of caring for yourself. During the times we need it the most, or high stress times in our life, is when we do it the least. These self-care acts do not have to be complicated or long, but can be if that is what you need. When you become…

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What is an Eating Disorder?

WHAT IS AN EATING DISORDER?   According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition, the following are a list of symptoms that warrant a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder.   Anorexia Nervosa: Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental…

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LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER HEALTH

As a clinic, The LodeStone Center endorses and follows the guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association to expand psychology’s role in advancing health and in decreasing health disparities for the LGBT community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning populations experience unique health disparities. Rather than lumping all of the need of these individuals…

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Self-Care for Moms

Being a mom is one of the most important and one of the most exhausting roles a woman will have in her lifetime. It is all encompassing. Moms don’t get a break from being a mom. Even when at work or out with friends, they are still a mom. It is easy to lose the…

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Tips To Improve Communication

Poor communication skills can be a major contributor to a multitude of problems including frustration, poor relationships, difficulties keeping jobs, marital conflict, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Luckily, you can learn to improve communication skills and build on your ability to express yourself clearly and effectively. Communication skills are vital in expressing yourself and getting…

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Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Abusive relationships are all too common these days and unfortunately, it is so expected in some cases that even the people involved in the situation don’t realize that it is abusive because it is their normal. It is important to know and understand the early warning signs of abuse in order to be able to…

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Teaching Resiliency

Resilience is the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad has happened. It is the ability to overcome challenges or trauma. This is an ability that comes in varying levels in people. Some people show incredible resilience despite horrific circumstances, while others can crumble under much less. Since some people are…

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