Dear Valued Rise & Thrive Partner, In light of the recent Declaration of the State of Emergency in North Carolina due to COVID-19 and concerns which have been voiced and heard, we want to ensure that you all know your options for maintaining your scheduled, consistent therapy sessions. Your health and wellbeing, as well as that of our treatment team, is our absolute first priority. Rise & Thrive Counseling is also deeply committed to your continued care and we will make every
Sleep. The sometime elusive, restorative powerhouse we all need and some... ok most, of us love! Or love to hate, depending on how much of it you’re actually getting. In the mental wellness world Sleep should be one of the top things your providers are asking you about! In today’s sleep series, Let start by talking bout WHY sleep is SO important! Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough QUALITY sleep at the right times can he
I met Jen Sincero!!!!!! Who the heck is that?! You might ask... She's this lady who came into my life about 2.5 years ago at the urging of my then team. "You HAVE to read this book!" and so I did. And with that being my second personal development book ever started my journey down the PD rabbit hole. You see, It's CRAZY that I'd never picked up a book like this because I am a self proclaimed Book Nerd! I've been reading every since I (and my mom) can remember... But typical
I’ve been sitting on this post for awhile.... Why? Nope, Not because it’s a controversial topic. Because I had the whole post written WEEKS ago and I did that thing no one wants to happen... I accidentally deleted the WHOLE thing. Then, got mad at myself for not taking the proper steps to NOT have that happen. So here we go! C. B. D. Now some of you are says..... “huh? EFG?... LMNOP?... XYZ?” What’s with the letters Terri?! The rest of you know EXACTLY what I’m talking ab
How do you define happiness?
Do you think it’s an algorithm? You know like .. “once I get X then I’ll be happy!” Or “when Y happens then B aligns and that = happiness!”
If so.... How has that been working out for you?!
See the thing is, That IS the problem with Happiness. That most of us believe we’re UNhappy BECAUSE that algorithm I just mentioned is the way we think. Because we’re always waiting. Waiting to get X. And then when we obtain or achieve that thing... we
I hope you’ve given yourself the opportunity to practice mindfulness since last week’s post. We've got one more Guest Post this month to wrap up our short series on mindfulness and Niti and I would love to hear from you about your experiences – specifically I want to know, how being mindful made you feel?? Did it give you a greater sense of gratitude for life, for the moment, or was it boring or difficult to quiet all of the chatter that goes on in our heads throughout the d
Picture this: It is the Spring of 1998. You are finishing out your sophomore year of college and you are currently in the passenger seat of your friend’s convertible driving down Wade Avenue. It is 4:07 in the late afternoon. The sun is shining brightly and the rays of it warm your skin. There isn’t a cloud to be seen in the beautiful Carolina blue sky. The slight cool breeze feels refreshing as it gently blows through your hair. The trees are in bloom and are rhythmically sw
Does it ever feel like you struggle to find another person that’s heading down a similar path as yourself? Or that sometimes you just can’t connect on the same viewpoints, whether that be personally or professionally? Well, lemme tell ya! That happens SO much, and even in a field where we’re all supposed to be non-judgmental and compassionate!! I was wonderfully surprised when I met our Featured Guest for this month’s blog posts nearly a year ago as I continued on my quest f
Wow this month has flown by! I hope you have enjoyed reading and implementing new intentions with me this month for March’s Setting Intentions Series! Today the last of the Top 4 intentions that I see benefit my clients when they SHOW UP for themselves and follow through. This month of Intention Setting has shown us how getting mindful and consistent can increase personal growth and hopefully how setting intentions in one area of living flows down through the rest of our well
In the past week few weeks @thedrmoore and I have been chatting and she mentioned that she’s always said “you have to know who to tell what to”. It was one of her earlier lessons through friendships and relationships. But with SO many ways to reach out to someone today through technology (more on that later) and the desire for others to be so accessible to use, how do we know WHO to talk to? So as wonderful as LaTanya is, she shared her thoughts and below is a collaboration
Oh, Avocados… You can pretty much find them on any menu these days. They’re on your salads, your burger, deep fried, and the most popular, on toast. There’s literally an entire restaurant (or rightly named an avocado bar) dedicated to them in Brooklyn, NY. Walking the fine line of ripeness. Often found either being too firm and green and then suddenly and without notice being WAY too ripe, black skinned, and well black inside and not that lovely shade of green we look for.
Last week I was feeling the rigors of a being over scheduled and unforeseen issues that I mentioned to a few others that I should write a blog post about something along the lines of "your therapist being a person too". So I was above delighted when my longtime friend and colleague shot me a message as we were trying to juggle our own schedules attempting to figure out when to meet up that said she had randomly jotted down some of her own thoughts on paper about balance an
Ok. Now that you know WHY Meal Prepping is beneficial for your Mental Health. The next question is probably something like… “Ok, Terri that’s all well and nice but HOW?” Here are my tips for HOW to not over-complicate your meal prep because its not helpful if its not simple, right? First things first, you have to Meal Plan. Seriously this is another thing that we like to make more complicated than it has to be. Start thinking about your meal plan at least three days before y
My job exists because for most of us, there’s always something that we want to change... something that we could improve upon. Whether that be our moods, our waistlines, our jobs, our relationships, or our bank accounts. I could go on here, but you get the point. Even the most “enlightened”, happy, and seemingly carefree person is doing some personal development to grow and change because if they aren’t then I don’t know how they got that way! And while I could literally sp
You Are Not Alone. This Is Not The End. Please, if you feel you may harm yourself REACH OUT. There are people out there who care about your life. US: 1-800-273-TALK US LGBTQ Youth (the Trevor Project): 1-866-488-7386 US Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) Canada: 1-800-SUICIDE OR help lines and centers by province OR 911 International: Befrienders Worldwide Australia: 13-11-14 (lifeline) or 1-800-55-1800 (kids help line for 5-25 yrs old) Almost every country has
I write blog articles mostly about issues of mental health, therapy models and research, coping skills, mindfulness resources, motivational posts, health & wellness info, meal planning, positivity, and self love although a lot of other random bits will end up on the blog from time to time. Important Blog Notes This site, these writings and this blog may at times not be appropriate for minors based on what you share with your children but I do believe its important to start t