Cultivating Play & Rest

For the last several months, we (staff and clients alike) have been walking through Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection and exploring how to intentionally add more of that which is life-giving and less of that which is life-depleting into this one, precious life. This month, we move to guidepost seven: “Cultivating Play and Rest: [...]

2020-09-22T12:54:25-05:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

Creating an Atmosphere: Rooms with Style & Water’s Edge CHC

Today marks our one-year anniversary of being in our new building here on Judicial Road.  As we’ve welcomed people into our new space over the last year, what we have heard most consistently is how beautiful, relaxing or peaceful our atmosphere is. Given the frequent praise and awe of her work, we thought it would [...]

2020-09-22T13:34:52-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Eating Disorders See No Color

By Angela Staples MS, RDN, LD Lead Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Written for February--African American History Month Eating disorders are commonly mistaken as a young, affluent, Caucasian, and female issue.  However, it is clear to professionals, that this is not accurate.  Eating disorders appear to be rapidly increasing amongst populations of color.  At this time, [...]

2020-09-22T13:36:31-05:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Guidepost 4: Cultivating Joy & Gratitude

Continuing on our journey through Brene Brown’s guideposts for wholehearted living from her book "The Gifts of Imperfection", for the month of January we move on to guidepost four: “Cultivating Gratitude & Joy”. What strikes me initially about joy and gratitude is that both of these are often thought of as emotions. We might say, [...]

2020-09-22T13:40:44-05:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

Approaching the Holidays While Struggling with an Eating Disorder (or Not)

A midst all of the excitement and joy, the holidays can still be difficult regardless of whether or not you struggle with an eating disorder.  For better or worse, food has become a major component of many of our family traditions.  As such, it's important to enter into the holidays mindfully and intentionally. Here are [...]

2020-09-22T13:42:48-05:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Cultivating a Resilient Spirit

Last month we focused on Brené Brown’s second guidepost for wholehearted living: “Cultivating Compassion”. For the month of December, we transition to the third guidepost: “Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing & Powerlessness”. In this season in which we move into literal darkness a midst holidays focused on the theme of light, I [...]

2020-09-22T13:46:12-05:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Last month we focused on Brené Brown’s first guidepost for wholehearted living, “Cultivating Authenticity”. For the month of November, we transition to the second guidepost, “Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism”. Of all of the topics I have explored with clients over the years, the theme that continues to surface as a consistent, nagging torment [...]

2020-09-22T13:49:42-05:00November 8th, 2016|Categories: News|

Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program

Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center has launched a Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).   Dual Diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorder, is the existence of both a mental health disorder and alcohol and/or substance use disorder. This disorder effects 7.9 million Americans according to SAMHSA.   Research suggests that individuals with symptoms of anxiety, [...]

2020-10-09T15:31:04-05:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: News|
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