Anxiety & coping in the world of 2024

June 25, 2024 | By Amanda Cramer

For so many people, the last decade has had many stressors. The global pandemic alone has been traumatic for many of us. Extreme weather events – the Nebraska floods in 2019, the tornados, the straight-line wind storms, the seemingly increasing hail, and the excessive cold in the winter – these, too, could be considered traumatic […]

Integrative care supports both patient and provider

May 29, 2024 | By Heather Irvin

I’m three months into my work as a therapist, and I’m like a new mother in love with my work/baby. My patients have touched my heart and enriched my soul. I find I have particular interest in working with trans folks, with people who are grieving, with people who are considering expanding their families or […]

The importance of leisure activities for life balance

May 29, 2024 | By Caitlynn Peterson

Making time for leisure activities and hobbies is an essential part of creating a life balance. It can look different for everyone, but doing something you love and enjoy can benefit your overall health and well-being. Occupational therapy & leisure One important aspect of occupational therapy is facilitating participation in meaningful activities. This includes any […]

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The role of occupational therapy for infertility care

April 24, 2024 | By Caitlynn Peterson

Hello! My name is Caitlynn. I am excited to connect my passion for infertility awareness with my skills in occupational therapy. Let’s start by discussing what occupational therapy is and how it can help people who are experiencing infertility. Occupational therapy focuses on promoting health, well-being, and participation in activities that daily life demands. Occupational […]

20 thoughtful questions to deepen your relationship

February 05, 2024 | By Amanda Cramer

Make an effort. Partners, find time to connect and have meaningful conversations. It is easy to become quickly overwhelmed with work, school projects, and family commitments. While these things can be positive in our lives, they can also extend beyond our comfort zones. When we don’t have time to have meaningful conversations with our partners, […]

10 fun date ideas that cultivate communication … and aren’t just dinner out

February 01, 2024 | By Amanda Cramer

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I often find that people have great ideas but struggle to execute them and then feel a sense of disappointment. Sometimes, we can use the thought process of good, better, best to help us plan a date. Maybe the ideal date is too complicated to plan, tickets are […]

What does it mean to be well?

December 27, 2023 | By Julie Luzarraga

Wellness in 2024 It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about “getting healthy.” Most of us consider “healthy” to be the absence of illness or injury. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” While this […]

Family Schemas: Being On Time

October 16, 2023 | By Amanda Cramer

Families often create schemas or rules to establish expectations and procedures within their own unique dynamics. These schemas dictate the norms and values that each family holds dear. For example, some families prioritize eating dinner together at the table, while others may prefer to eat individually when schedules permit. Each family has its own interests and priorities – such as sports […]

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Warm yourself with roasted squash soup

October 11, 2023 | By Dandilion Davenport

As the winds start to pick up and the weather starts to cool, we find ourselves moving into what is known in Ayurveda as Vata season. The outer world affects our inner world, so to help offset the drying, cooling weather, it is encouraged for us to hydrate ourselves with warming liquids. One of my […]

Understanding Self-Compassion: A Path to Healing and Well-Being

September 29, 2023 | By Amanda Cramer

In today’s busy world, we often feel burdened by self-judgment and the need to live up to impossible standards. To combat these negative feelings, we can practice self–compassion. Self–compassion is a kind and caring way of thinking that can improve our mental and physical health. Self–compassion means being kind, understanding, and accepting towards ourselves, especially when we are going through […]

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