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Life Lessons from Piper the Pup

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my girl Piper and marveled at her perspective on life, at least as I perceive it. I often think she has it all together and I could learn a thing or two from her. After all, her life is pretty simple and pretty fulfilled. She’s not nearly as stretched out or stressed out as I get sometimes. So, with New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, this year I’m taking my cues from Piper. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see all of Piper’s photos!

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Heights Family Counseling Anniversary- Pause, Reflect, Celebrate, and Shift

According to LinkedIn, today marks a year that Heights Family Counseling has been open. I have a love for dates. They allow us to pause, reflect, celebrate, and shift.

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Age Appropriate "Sex Talks:" When to Have "Those" Conversations

Many parents dread the age that their child is old enough that they “need” to have a talk about sex.  A lot of parents are completely confused about what information is age appropriate and when exactly these conversations should even start.  I am here to help with the confusion!  With many kids starting a new year of school this week, the need to begin or continue talking about sexuality is even more important! 

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We Exercise for All the Wrong Reasons

You see them everywhere… Every magazine, every billboard, every TV commercial, every banner ad on your computer screen… They are all telling you and selling you the fast and easy way to get fit. To get shredded. To get a 6-pack. To get the perfect J-Lo/Kim Kardashian/Beyoncé butt. Everywhere we turn, we are sold exercise as a way of achieving the impossible goal of the perfect body.

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Breathing Exercise of the Week!

Summer is south Texas is no picnic! Slogging through triple digit weather almost every day can definitely take its toll, making us hotter, more exhausted, and more irritated that we would ever wish to be! As I’m sure the title of this blog has given away already, one way to combat the adverse effects of this rising heat is through calm and focused breathing. So whether you’re trying to battle the external heat of the sun, or the internal heat of anger and frustration, this breathing exercise can provide the cool-down you’re craving!


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Breathing Exercise of the Week!

Last week’s recommended breathing exercise was all about calming unwanted nerves and feelings of anxiety; this week’s is designed to give you a little more pep in your step!

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Journaling through Your Trauma

As a kid, I always loved the idea of writing in a journal. So many of my favorite teeny-bopper books were written in the style of a young girl’s diary, and I figured I had an interesting enough life to warrant a written transcript of its events. Unfortunately, intention is only half the equation, and it turns out when it came to actually writing in a journal, I had absolutely zero follow-through. In my youth and immaturity, I just found it so incredibly boring and time consuming to sit down and memorialize my every thought!

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Your Gut and Your Brain are Secret BFFS

When we picture the nervous system, most of us probably imagine a little pink brain connected to a curvy white spine. And while that picture is certainly accurate, it’s not actually the whole story. What’s missing from that mental picture is the all-important enteric nervous system, the complex web of over 100 million nerve cells that line our digestive tract. In fact, among scientists within the neurobiology field, this intricate system innervating our gut is often referred to as our “second brain”.

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