Posts Categorized: Summit Staff Blogs

Redefining Success

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Each of us innately have a definition of success, which we carry around as an unspoken measuring stick.  We use it to make decisions about ourselves and others regarding performance.  We use it to make decisions about relationships, jobs, family, religious congregations we attend, neighbors, cars, schools… the list is unending.  Each interaction draws our […]

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4 Ways to Stay Mindful

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Mindfulness is the practice of fully engaging in and being aware of the present moment, being nonjudgmental, and not clinging to moments including thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness helps lower anxiety, stress, and depression by enhancing an individual’s mind and body connection which improves understanding of emotions and thoughts. Wanting to try mindfulness? Keep reading to […]

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What is “good mental health?”

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Good mental health. As a therapist, I’m often asked by clients, friends, and general questioners about their personal mental health.  These questions come in many forms, mainly along the lines of, “am I crazy for thinking (or doing) this?”  Of course not, in most cases. However, there are many good reasons for asking this question.  […]

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Five ADHD Home Remedies

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Whether your child has been officially diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or just shows certain ADHD/ADD tendencies, there are certain strategies you can try to get your child through a challenging school year. Structure and routine As parents we have to be disciplined and consistent enough ourselves to routinely implement and enforce bedtimes for adequate sleep (8-10 […]

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Starting Kindergarten with a Bang!

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Sending your baby off to big kid school for the first time can be daunting, emotional and exciting all at the same time. Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in every child’s life so it’s important to make that first day as great as possible for them. As the parent, you can’t control how the […]

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How to breathe: A simple way to lower anxiety in 5 easy steps.

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Anxiety can come out of nowhere. One moment you feel fine and then you remember that one assignment, relationship, email you didn’t send and suddenly it’s there: fear. Your chest tightens. Your mind races towards worst case scenarios. You feel trapped, out of control, suffocated, and frozen in fear. Anxiety is a powerful enemy that […]

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Body Image: Learning Love and Acceptance

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The idea that every individual should be a certain size and weight greatly affects the way we look at ourselves in the mirror. The promotion of a tiny waistline leads to judgements, over exercising, feeling depressed and anxious, body dissatisfaction, and sometimes disordered eating. Striving for the perfect body wreaks havoc on our mental health […]

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