For most people, the idea of “getting older” often doesn’t resonate until we reach a certain decade, experience a health crisis, or finally reach retirement. We have expectations of what “life’s third act”-as Jane Fonda refers to it- will look like, and sometimes, that vision unexpectedly changes. When we hit mid-life, typically the 5th decade […]Learn More
10 tips for getting the most out of your therapy session.
Therapy sessions can be an extremely helpful tool in finding our best selves. They go a long way in empowering and enabling us to do the things that we want to do and be the person we want to be. We understand that you might be feeling anxious and unsure about engaging in this process. […]Learn More
Perinatal Mental Health
Being a mom is hard. Being a mom to a new baby is exceptionally hard. Add to that any additional challenges and life can feel insurmountable. Becoming a parent is something that society has told us is supposed to be a blessed and beautiful experience. This is not always the case. For many new parents, […]Learn More
Holiday Blues? – Help!
Some people find the holidays to be a time of complete family bliss! This article for the rest of us, along with a dose of self-conscious humor. Family time during the holiday can increase stress. Here’s some thoughts on how to deal with it. Remember to be imperfect. Here’s the good news of the season: All […]Learn More
Is It Time for Couples Therapy?
Is It Time for Couples Therapy? Making the decision to seek couples therapy is difficult for many people. This may be for a variety of reasons including ambivalence, not wanting to ask for help, concerns about being blamed, or feeling too busy to commit to appointments. Some couples even wonder if their issues are “important […]Learn More
Yoga and breath to relieve stress
Yoga and Breath to relieve stress At Centerlife Counseling we meet our clients where they are at. This includes offering a wide variety of proven ways to help with the issues clients are experiencing. The field of psychology has found evidence that yoga and breathwork are helpful in overcoming mental illness such as depression, anxiety, […]Learn More
Mental Health: When “Something is Just Not Right”
The start of school is a time of hope for success, growth, the joy of being with friends and the promise of something new unfolding for children, teenagers and their families. However, early into the school year, some parents begin to see signs that their children are struggling. Kim Lundholm-Eades, owner of CenterLife Counseling in […]Learn More
Partnering, not Parenting
Successful Aging Part 2: Partnering, not Parenting Remember your days of youth -or as a new(er) parent yourself- when you cringed at your parent’s “guidance” or “suggestions” or flat out unsolicited advice? While those rules, words of wisdom or demands may have served you in the long term (or maybe not), think about how you […]Learn More
Successful Aging Part 1: Having “the talk”
Successful Aging Part 1: Having “the talk” A 2016 Care.com survey found that 54% of adult children would rather talk to their teenage children about sex and drugs rather than have difficult conversations with their elderly parents; conversely, a Fidelity Investments survey found 66% of elderly parents are reluctant to have long-term conversations, in any […]Learn More
Anxiety is Normal
Anxiety is Normal All of us experience varying degrees of anxiety at times, sometimes to unmanageable degrees. Work, kids, friendships, finances, and our spouses are just some examples of what bring on anxiety. Anxiety can make us uncomfortable, apprehensive, and give a sense of being fearful and agitated. Any or all of these may be […]Learn More