Our very own Erlese Caruth, LPC, NCC has been published in Atlanta Best Self Magazine!

BSMOur very own Erlese Caruth, LPC, NCC had an interview and article published about her in Atlanta Best Self Magazine! She discusses parenting advice and relationships with children.
What an accomplishment!!! Join us in congratulating her!

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Perfection or Happiness? You’d be surprised at which one women are choosing…

download (1)Today, women are so ridden with responsibilities, worries, self-esteem, and getting everything done– all while trying to take care of themselves. Kim discusses the reasons behind why women are unhappier now than they were 40 years ago. She also dives into ways that you can combat perfectionism and lead a healthy life.
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Dangers of Denial – The Reality of Mental Illness Stigma and How We Can Help Change This

We have seen how mental illness has been portrayed by the media: that anyone with a mental illness is dangerous. Certainly, denial-edit21if you or someone you know has a mental illness, you know that this is simply not true. Kim discusses how mental illness is no different than an illness like Diabetes and that denial could be life-threatening. Here, she lists different ways we can go about ending the mental illness stigma.
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When Things Fall Apart

mental-illness-unemploymentWe all know that sunken feeling, in the pit of our stomach, that we get when a sound or an image reminds of a time when we fell apart– whether it be someone shouting loudly, a scene on TV, or the smell of smoke. For Erlese, it was the sounds of sirens. She discusses how you can push beyond those moments of falling apart and allow yourself to see the silver lining.
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What is Lack of Self-Care Costing YOU?

2nd-blog-relaxation27It’s so great that we can have access to and see advertisements of great self-care resources. Passing by a spa or massage place always gives us this warm feeling of almost immediate relaxation. But if it feels so good to just think about it, why don’t we always indulge in self-care? Kim goes into detail about which part of the self needs the most care and the repercussions of not tending to your own needs.
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Is Being Vulnerable a Weakness?

stock-footage-african-man-and-woman-expressing-emotionsWhy does vulnerability and showing emotion make us feel so weak? It’s so difficult to allow our emotions to show out of fear that we will become mocked or laughed at. Kim provides several reasons and scenarios that not only prove that showing emotion is a strength, but also how this makes a person more stable and better off than someone who doesn’t show emotion!
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