Monday, October 2, 2017

We are all noticing it—the weather is changing.  The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, the air has a cool crisp feeling.  Its coming….yup winter is coming.  The school year has started, its going to start snowing, the holidays are around the corner.  Most of us struggle with the changing of the seasons.    Some of us struggle with lack of motivation, difficulty getting out of our warm beds, fatigue and depressed mood.     While most of these symptoms will be short lived, I have noticed some people struggle and could get stuck in these depressive symptoms. Don’t feel alone in this.  We are here to support you!   Here are 5 easy tips to help manage these seasonal blues.

1) Normalize these feelings.  Experiencing some mood changes is fairly common.  Lets all just admit when we are feeling sad or unmotivated or “blah.”    No one is perfect so lets not pretend our moods are.  If you are having a bad day and som...

Monday, September 18, 2017

If you said yes, you are not alone!  

For years, I wanted to blame others for my hurt feelings.  I wanted others to be accountable for having the audacity to hurt my feelings.  I couldn’t understand why no one cared enough to stop harming me. Why is it so painful when our buttons are pushed, and as a result, our feelings are wounded?  Most of us, myself included, want to fight back.  We want our offender to hurt as much as we do.  How is that working for you?  I know for myself, it wasn’t!  I was miserable, and so were the people around me.

Thankfully, somewhere along the way, I realized that I am the only person responsible for my feelings.  I know!  How can that be?  I was shocked with how quickly my life changed.  The changes around me were astronomical.  My relationships with everyone improved, and they didn’t do anything to change!  The changes were all me!!!!  I had no idea how toxic I was. I had no idea how my hurt feelings held me back from obtaining...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hi, my name is Kara and I am the owner of Olimene Counseling Services, Inc.  I run a counseling practice, raise children, try to have a healthy marriage and keep in touch with friends and family.  I hate quotes like, “I wish there was more than 24 hours in a day,”   “If I only had more time, I could get things done,” and “If I were better organized then I could get my to-do list done.”

How about these phrases?  “Maybe if I get up earlier, I can get stuff done before the kids get up?”  How about when significant others say, “You say you have no time, but I see you watching TV at night?”  Or my favorite, “Why does _______  (insert that annoying lady you see at the grocery store) seem like she has it all together and I am always running around like a chicken with my head cut off?”

All of us busy women out there are in search of finding the perfect organizational skill or the most proficient way to manage our schedule.  Is there really one out there???  Is there...

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