Thursday, October 24, 2013

A self-esteem boost for YOU!

We hope that this poem encourages YOU to dig deep and allow for YOU to be all that YOU CAN!
It's time to have the mindset that YOU CAN be DETERMINED and SUCCEED. I guarantee you that this poem will do that for you!

Victorious Attitude
by James Kisner

You cannot claim a victory, if there is no reward.
You cannot shape the future, if you wait until it's here.

The future has no purpose, if you live today in fear.
Your future lies within your hand, to do with what you may.

For tomorrow brings results, of what you've done today.
The choices that you make today, reflect the life you seek.

But first of all, the seeds are sown, before the gardener reaps.
The future's like a lump of clay, you hold within your hand.

As time goes by, the clay gets hard, so mould it while you can.
Failure is an attitude, that haunts the mind of man.

But, results will be successful, for the one who knows HE CAN!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10 Common Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn't really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually to reinforce negative thinking or emotions. We tell ourselves that these thoughts are rational and accurate, but really they only serve to keep us feeling bad about ourselves. By learning to correctly identify this 'stinkin thinkin', a person can answer the negative thinking back and refute it. By refuting the negative thought over and over again, it will slowly diminish over time and a more positive and balanced way of thinking will form. If you feel that you often experience these different types of cognitive distortions, we encourage you to give us a call today at 954-800-0108 and set up an appointment with one of our professional counselors.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


What does it mean to relax? Most people will answer in a way that suggests that relaxing is something that you do later. You will do it on vacation, when you retire, or when you get everything checked off of your list-DONE! Most of us postpone relaxation until our "inbox" is empty. Could this contribute to why most people operate as if life was one great big EMERGENCY? Here's the thing, you can relax now. Yes, right at this given moment. It is helpful to think of relaxation as a quality that you can access on a regular basis rather than it being reserved for later. Being more relaxed involves training yourself to respond to the different dramas of life with kindness and patience. Now, its up to you to continue to live your life in a constant state of crisis or take a few moments out of your day to relax and make healthy life choices to the dramas of life. Choose to relax.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


10 Coping Skills to help you get through your STRESSFUL day:

1. Take 3 deep breaths.
2. Count to ten.
3. Hum your favorite song.
4. Talk to your "venting" partner.
5. Take 15 minutes to yourself.
6. Walk outside and observe the scenery.
7. Read your favorite poem or quote.
8. Remember stress is an attitude.
9. Stop saying negative things to yourself.
10. Say something nice to someone else.

Need more tips to help you get through your day, please schedule an appointment with our professional counselors at 954-800-0108.  We look forward to hearing from you. CARPE DIEM!