Written By: Meredith Watkins, MFT Date: December 18th, 2012. Topic: Spirituality.
This certainly isn’t the first article to be written during the Christmas season, whereby the author attempts to realign the reader’s vision of the holiday with its true roots. I could talk (as many before me have) about love, family, sharing, togetherness, selflessness; I could talk about Jesus’ birth and all the Christian beliefs and [...]
Written By: Meredith Watkins, MFT Date: October 16th, 2012. Topic: Health & Wellbeing.
By Meredith Watkins, MFT, HHC In both physical and mental health, we know we can control a good deal. We can choose which foods we will eat or avoid; we can choose to exercise or keep the couch company; and we can learn how to manage or avoid certain life stressors. However, at some point, [...]
Written By: Meredith Watkins, MFT Date: May 11th, 2012. Topic: Other Addictions.
In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications. We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in the case of relapse. Yet sugar addiction still flies largely under the [...]
Written By: Meredith Watkins, MFT Date: March 7th, 2012. Topic: Chemical Dependency.
Anyone who has worked with people with addictions and particularly challenging mental health issues, such as eating disorders – if he or she is being honest – will tell you that frustration is a familiar companion on the journey to recovery…or relapse, as the case may often be. This frustration arises when you and your [...]