Self Care

Common Concerns About Mental Health Treatment

Most individuals are fairly good about seeing their physician or dentist for routine health care or when they experience an injury or illness. Unfortunately, it can be much more challenging to have the courage to seek mental health treatment due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. Individuals often worry about being judged by family or [...]

2021-03-09T15:41:05-06:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Eating Disorder, Family, Mental Health, Self Care, Trauma, Uncategorized|

The Importance of Variety with Food

In this world of the internet and social media, we have so many messages thrown at us. We're bombarded with individuals who lack proper credentials inadvertently telling us and showing us how we should look. Underneath these specific looks, there is often a diet or routine that they follow to make them appear a certain [...]

2021-04-05T10:24:09-05:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care|

Tips for Navigating the Holidays in 2020

It has been an unusual year, but the end of 2020 is fast approaching and the holiday season is here. There is no question that the holidays this year will be very different than years past... For many people, Christmas and New Years are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends, many [...]

2020-12-13T10:25:55-06:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Self Care|

Simple Tips for Wearing Masks

Today, I want to share some thoughts and advice around wearing masks and the anxiety that can come with it. As more cities and states have moved to mandatory mask-wearing policies, we're hearing from people about their experiences of masks causing anxiety. This can include creating full-blown panic attacks whenever a person puts on a [...]

2020-09-22T11:48:02-05:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

Men’s Health – Five Tips for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Water's Edge Counseling & Healing Center believes in nurturing an individual's whole self, including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. For men, this can be particularly challenging. Many haven't learned to be proactive about their health, and some try to ignore the signs their body gives them. Others simply focus on being "silent and strong." [...]

2020-09-22T11:49:01-05:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Self Care|

Managing Emotional Eating During Stressful Times

Have you noticed during this pandemic and recent community emergency, that you are struggling to stay on the path, or maybe getting on a path, of mindful eating? If you are, you are not alone.   There's a reason for this. It's your brain. You see, your brain is a very efficient organ. It likes to [...]

2020-09-22T11:52:45-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

A Letter From a Therapist to a Human with Suicidal Thoughts: World Suicide Prevention Day

A Letter From a Therapist to a Human with Suicidal Thoughts: You Are Worth So Much More Than Your Thoughts are Trying to Convince You By Kristin Canan, LICSW Dear Fellow Human, I want to start off by apologizing, not from a place of pity, but from a place of genuine sorrow that so many [...]

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