Navigating Life and Relationships after Divorce - Chicago Counseling

Navigating Life and Relationships after Divorce

Life after a divorce is hard, here are some tips on navigating life and relationships after a divorce.  The process of ending a relationship begins long before finding a lawyer, drafting divorce papers or signing the final documents. It’s normally an arduous legal and emotional roller coaster. Afterward, you are met with a new normal…

The Beauty of Life - Millennium Counseling Center

The Beauty of Life

The crisp air of fall and the autumnal glare of the sun’s rays brings about a certain hope of celebration and perhaps pumpkin everything as a harbinger to the holidays. However, for some of us, particularly those with less-than-healthy families, the eve of celebratory months brings about a sense of dread. Others of us look…

Mindlessness and Mindfulness

Mindlessness and Mindfulness

Learning to pay attention to the moment while also cultivating a nonjudgmental stance towards self sounds pretty ideal to an addict in recovery, right? Individuals experiencing addiction, past or present, often find themselves “stuck” in certain patterns or behaviors, sometimes not even realizing their “stuckness”. With obsessive, compulsive and self-centered thinking tendencies, addicts can easily…

NFL Draft and Anxiety

NFL Draft and Anxiety

This is the time of year when some sports are in playoff mode, and others are just beginning their season. With the NFL draft right around the corner, there are many draft pick hopefuls waiting to hear their names called on that stage and have their careers begin. As fun as the NFL draft is…

Think Outside of the Gift Box

Think Outside of the Gift Box

He’s too hard to buy for! She’s so picky! I don’t know what to get them, they have everything! We all have someone in our lives who is hard to shop for. Trying to find the perfect gift anyway can be a real source of stress. Actually, the real source of stress is often not…

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

One philosophy the Chicago Cubs hold dear is never give up! From their manager Joe Maddon, to almost every player who’s been interviewed, they all say the same thing; we believe in ourselves and, no matter what’s happening, we never give up. And we all know where that philosophy led. This is the team that…

“It’s Not Alcoholism Until You Graduate”: Insight into College Binge Drinking Culture

“It’s Not Alcoholism Until You Graduate”: Insight into College Binge Drinking Culture

There’s this saying being thrown around jokingly by college students that ultimately leaves a lasting, detrimental impact.  The saying goes “It’s not alcoholism until you graduate.” This statement perpetuates the belief that college students can acceptably consume alcohol to an extent that would be classified as alcoholism if any other individual were drinking in that…

Full-Court Press

A “full-court press” in basketball means the entire team surrounds one opposing player when he/she tries to inbound the ball. Instead of spreading out across the court, they all gather and make it really tough for the opposing team. The “full-court” part means they continue to do this at both ends of the floor—the team…