Gratitude: Anita

Gratitude By: Anita What is gratitude? Gratitude is more than a word; it is a belief. We often hear the word gratitude, but we often don’t understand the real meaning of it. Gratitude means to be thankful. Seems simple, but if t ...

Crafting from Nature: Anita Avedian

Crafting from Nature: Anita Avedian Nature can provide amazing artistic outlets and brighten up a space. From looking outside your window to integrating plants inside the house. However, what if you don’t have a green thumb or much of a creative bone ...

Breadcrumbs: A Trail Leading to Nowhere

Breadcrumbs: A Trail Leading to Nowhere Dating and relationships can be complicated enough. Their complexity is heightened further as we try to navigate unhealthy behaviors and confusing terminologies. For example, most of us have heard of "ghosting," ...

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation By: Destiny Johnson Since the pandemic began opportunities for travel have decreased. There have been many rescheduled or postponed vacations with individuals hoping for the end of COVID – 19. Many trav ...

Mindful Talking

Mindful Talking By: Destiny Johnson Have you ever spoken to someone, and kept getting interrupted? Trying to get a word in at times can be quite challenging in conversations when mindful talking isn’t used. This happens from time to time when speak ...

Dealing with Loss of plans or dreams

By: Destiny Johnson - Career Counselor at Avedian Counseling Center As humans, we tend to be drawn to achievement and progress. We set goals and seek ways to fulfill them. Accomplishments give us all a sense of pride and confidence. When we can dream ...

Realities of Bullying during the pandemic

Realities of Bullying during the pandemic Children and teens are spending an alarming amount of time online, and with life coming to a slow down in so many parts of the world again, the possibility of putting a plausible pause on this time does not lo ...

Introspection

I find that, mostly during seasons of transitions, many of us go back to the drawing board and check in with ourselves, looking at what needs to be readjusted and what goals need shifting (Personal or otherwise). The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a catalyst ...

Arguments with Neighbors

Arguments with Neighbors Do you consider yourself as someone who argues a lot? Do you avoid your neighbors to reduce conflicts? The word “argument” is best defined as, “an oral disagreement, verbal opposition, or discussion involving differing poin ...

Communicating Goals Effectively

Communicating Goals Effectively As we begin 2021, many like to reflect and strategize or plan for the year ahead. For many of us, whether we lead teams, or are part of a family or are married, we would need to communicate these goals with others effec ...