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January 4, 2024

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Why Tradition And Ritual Help Us Feel Better

The holiday season is a time for celebration, recovery, ritual, and tradition. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Solstice, this is the time of year when many of us choose to invite tradition and ritual into our lives, even if that’s unfamiliar to us. Tradition is something like the passing of the torch, and […]

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Spirituality, Your Journey

September 14, 2023

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Your Journey: Descent

We’re all the heroes of our own stories, but the heroes we admire in literature and on the screen find themselves undergoing spiritual and emotional transformations more often than they find themselves using the bathroom. If all of us are heroes, each going on a continuous, limitless, and recursive journey throughout the stages of our […]

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July 6, 2023

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How To Set Energetic Boundaries

Energetic boundaries are the four walls of your castle. In life, there are some things that are better off avoided, and sometimes we have to draw a line in the sand for your own protection.  By setting an energetic boundary, you are protecting yourself from the things that depress, trigger or drain you. Learning when […]

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Self Care, Spirituality

April 20, 2023

How to Enjoy Every Phase of Womanhood

As we navigate the unfolding path of our lives, we’re presented with unique challenges custom-fitted to our unique situation. To enjoy all the different phases of your life, it might necessitate changing your approach as you go along. When things are going well, it’s easy enough to stay optimistic, but when there’s resistance, it can […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Change, Spirituality, Uncategorized

March 23, 2023

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Supporting the Divine Feminine

The divine feminine is the grand ideal of femininity. The concept of the divine feminine can be difficult to wrap your head around, and the prospect of embodying such a thing can seem overwhelming or out of reach. After all, nobody here in the material plane has a perfect understanding of the divine. What we […]

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Spirituality, Therapeutic Activities

March 2, 2022

Work With the Moon

Working with the moon will help you hone your intuitive abilities and to get in sync with the natural rhythm of the world. The moon is powerful, and the cycles of the moon impact us each month. The new moon is all about setting your intentions, while the full moon is about letting go. Here […]

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Mindfulness and Wellness, Spirituality

February 10, 2022

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Wisdom from Zen

At Integrative Counsel, we draw from many pools of wisdom, including Eastern philosophy. Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, can help people declutter their overactive minds and live life with a more positive outlook. It is full of practical tools that you can use to live a peaceful and happy life. More than that, it […]

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January 25, 2022

How Rituals Help Us Heal

Does your life feel chaotic and out of control? People facing situations that induce anxiety typically take comfort in engaging in ritual, helping them feel like they are back in control and reducing uncertainty. These rituals are predictable, and they involve repetition which provides order and make us feel less chaotic. Humans find comfort in […]

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December 1, 2021

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Yin and Yang: How To Find Balance

In Taoism,  Yin and Yang represent duality. Yin is a more passive, feminine energy, whereas Yang is active and masculine.  While the two energies oppose each other, they also complement one another, and one can not exist without the other, just like shadow cannot exist without light.  Neither of these energies are good or bad, […]

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October 19, 2021

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Wisdom from Buddhism

At Integrative Counsel, we draw from many pools of wisdom, and Buddhism is one of them. Although it was founded about twenty-five centuries ago in what is now modern-day India, Buddhism holds a great deal of knowledge that was far ahead of its time. The primary goal of Buddhism is to overcome suffering by letting […]

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