self-awareness

What to Know About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can be debilitating, but it is not a personal failing. If you are feeling sad or anxious after childbirth, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, postpartum depression may affect as many as 1 in 5 women. Use the following guide to learn how postpartum depression can be [...]

International Yoga Day: Pressing Reset Within

Kristin Hoover, CTRS, RYT200 For those of you that might get through the first few sentences of this post and find yourself moving to click the “back” button or to close out the screen upon seeing the buzzword, "yoga," let me challenge you to follow whatever brought you to this page in the first place. [...]

2020-10-09T16:10:39-05:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , |

Summer Body Truths

It’s spring. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The snow is melting again. For some, spring is a sign of warmer weather, new life, and exciting summer activities to come filled with picnics, barbeques, festivals, and summer parties. For many, it includes long days spent outside at the lake, on the beach, at [...]

3 Ways to Handle Stress During School

While school instills self-discipline, it’s no secret that it can also be stressful and even detrimental to some students. If the stress compounds too much, it can harm your academic performance and impact your mental health. Here are three ways you can stay focused and healthy, even during a chaotic portion of the school year. 3 [...]

2020-10-09T16:01:17-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care|Tags: , , , |

Getting Through the Holidays

The holidays are no longer simply approaching quickly, they are here. For many, the holidays are a time of celebration with family and friends, and for many others, it can be a time of grief or strife. If you are struggling during the holiday season, below are some tips and tricks to help get you [...]

2020-09-23T14:19:44-05:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Family, Self Care, Trauma|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Practice of Saying “No”

The holiday season is packed with requests for our time, energy, and resources.  “Will you help with the class party?” “Could we host Christmas at your house this year?” “Please donate to this worthy cause!” It’s easy to over-commit ourselves when we want to say “yes” or feel we’re expected to say “yes” to many [...]

2020-09-23T14:35:04-05:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , , , , |

I Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed: Navigating Depression on the Really Hard Days

The alarm goes off and you roll over and hit the snooze button. For many people, an alarm is an invitation to start the day and to get excited about what may lay ahead. But for those who are experiencing a depressive episode, an alarm every morning feels like a cruel reminder of the weight [...]

2020-09-23T14:46:29-05:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care|Tags: , , , , |

What Caused My Eating Disorder?

As a clinician who works with eating disorders, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the same question posed over and over again by clients and their loved ones: “Kristin, what caused this eating disorder?” There is normally a sense of desperation in this question hoping that I will somehow have the [...]

Self-Awareness Month

  A client recently asked me whether or not I have good and bad days too, whether or not I too struggle to be forgiving and compassionate and wise minded at times. She was wanting to know, really, whether or not the professionals on her team were also in fact human and hence flawed.   [...]

2020-09-22T13:58:58-05:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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