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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stress Management for the Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of the year. Yet for many people, the holidays are often a time of stress which can ruin what is suppose to be the most wonderful time of the year. Common symptoms of stress are insomnia, irritability, muscle aches and tension, and feelings of anxiety. Untreated stress contributes to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, obesity, depression and diabetes.

How you deal with stress can affect your family and your overall well-being so how can you manage your stress and enjoy your holidays? It is nearly impossible to eliminate all holiday-related stress, but there are ways you can manage it:

Develop realistic expectations; let go of perfectionism
Manage your time, plan ahead
Stay within your budget
Take care of yourself; maintain a healthy diet, exercise, get plenty of sleep and limit your alcohol consumption
Watch for stress signs: stomach problems, headaches, insomnia, hypertension, excessive eating/drinking and anxiety
Say no, take on only as much as you feel you can handle, and that you have time for
Make some time for yourself; breath, relax and have some fun
Seek professional help if you need it. If you have persistent anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping or if you have low moods that last for several days please don't hesitate to contact me

These tips will go a long way to helping you thoroughly enjoy the holidays and manage stress effectively. The idea is to stay centered and not lose you in the rush of the holiday season. Most of all enjoy the holidays!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anger Management

By: Chelsea Marder, LMHC, CAP

Is your anger out of control? Is it negatively impacting your life?

Anger is a normal human emotion, however when it becomes uncontrolled it can have damaging consequences on your relationships and health. Uncontrolled anger can elevate blood pressure; increase the threat of heart disease, anxiety disorders, stroke, cancer and depression. Persons who manage their anger well have better relationships, better health, and more career success than those who manage their anger poorly. Therefore, learning to manage your anger can be challenging but you do have the ability to identify and process your anger in an appropriate manner.
Strategies to manage your anger:
• Relax and take a timeout- use relaxation techniques such as deep   breathing, counting to 10, visualizing a relaxing scene.
• Communicate assertively and listen.
• Do something physical to have a healthy outlet for your anger.  
• Respond instead of react- choose how to deal with anger; it is empowering to     know you are in charge of your response, rather than being controlled by other circumstances or people.
• Problem solve.
• Use positive self-talk.
• Utilize stress management techniques.
• Practice forgiveness.
Learning to manage your anger takes practice, but when achieved the benefits are worth it. You do possess the ability to manage your anger in an appropriate manner. If you feel your anger is out of control consider counseling to learn how to handle it better.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Not feeling the love? Do you need a Dating Coach?

    If you're single and want to be in a relationship, then why aren't you? Are you intelligent in all areas of your life except in love? Tired of choosing the wrong partners and not receiving a fulfilling relationship? Are you frustrated and confused why you can't find love? Do you blame everyone else for you not finding love? You may want to look inside for the answers. What do you need to learn that is getting in the way of having a relationship?"

With the help of a Dating Coach you will:
  • Identify and change unhealthy habits and patterns.
  • Overcome the obstacles that you encounter in dating.
  • Gain confidence and self-love.
  • Learn skills to create balanced and healthy relationships.
  • Figure out who you are and what you want in a partner.
  • Gain tools and strategies to have fun with the dating process.
  • Feel motivated, supportive and courageous
  • Have the confidence and trust that you can have what you want! 
       I can empower you to gain control over your dating without compromising yourself or settling for less than you want by providing you with strategies and tools you need to find your life partner.

Don't give up! Don't settle for less than you deserve. What are you waiting for? There's no time like the present to jump in and start dating!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Who am I?
  2. Where am I in my life?
  3. What do I want from my life?
  4. What is important to me?
  5. What can I learn now?
  6. What would I do if I had no fear?
  7. What do I do to nurture myself?
  8. What and who can help me?
  9. What does success look like to me?
  10. What changes do I need to make?
Ask yourself these questions.
Answer and get to know yourself; this can help you become more powerful in your life.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Strategies to Empower Yourself

  • Unconditionally accept yourself.
  • Find your interests and do them.
  • Utilize your support group.
  • Find the positives of a bad situation.
  • Develop self-discipline.
  • Don't put yourself down.
  • Be kind to others.
  • Take healthy risks.
  • Celebrate YOU!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Be Your Best YOU!

The purpose of this blog is to help others learn from my personal and professional experiences as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and as a woman trying to be the BEST me.

Even though this is my blog, I really want it to be your blog. 
Please write comments, post questions, and if you feel it’s worthy, please share it with your friends. 
I hope that you find it interesting or helpful.

P.S.  Even though I’m a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, my blog isn’t intended to take the place of therapeutic or medical treatment.