Kate Pauley

What is Substance Use Disorder?


What is Substance Use Disorder? Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  One of the most pervasive mental health disorders in America is Substance Use Disorder (SUD). According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 12 Americans suffers from a substance use disorder.  Substance usage affects almost every family in America, [...]

What is Substance Use Disorder?2021-03-21T10:30:34-06:00

Creating a Love Map Vision Board


Creating a Love Map Vision Board Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  Love Map Vision Boards Dr. John Gottman, the world’s leading relationship researcher states that a key to relationship success is to never stop learning about your partner.  Gottman suggests that, just like we continuously get to know our friends, we should continuously seek [...]

Creating a Love Map Vision Board2021-02-18T12:58:05-07:00

Get Up and Move!


Get Up and Move! Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  Research has shown that humans should get up and move every 30 minutes!  That might seem like a crazy number to some.  When I read that I asked myself, “who actually gets up and moves every 30 minutes?” But as I read on about why [...]

Get Up and Move!2021-01-21T18:46:45-07:00

How do I stay motivated?


How Do I Stay Motivated? Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  Are you having trouble staying motivated and getting things done?  Firstly, know that you’re not alone.  Both kids and adults are struggling to stay productive while working and schooling from home.  Luckily, the concept of intrinsic motivation may help you to get motivated and [...]

How do I stay motivated?2021-01-21T19:33:28-07:00

How to Stop Overreacting


How to Stop Overreacting Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  The Line of Choice There is a concept called “the line of choice.”  The line of choice represents the choice that we have to move from “reaction” to “response.”  When we go into reaction, we go below the line.  We go into emotions like shame, [...]

How to Stop Overreacting2021-01-21T19:36:25-07:00

Experience Awe and Change Your Life


Experience Awe and Change Your Life Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  Awe-Inspired Mindful Moment Think back to the last time you experienced ‘awe.’  Where were you?  What scene could you see?  What sounds could you hear?  What did you feel in your body?  Take a few moments to close your eyes to picture and [...]

Experience Awe and Change Your Life2021-01-21T19:37:35-07:00

How Do I Use Love Languages to Support Others?


How Do I Use Love Languages to Support Others? Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  We are living through some challenging times.  Things are uncertain, our lives have been flipped upside down, and we have been forced to create a new normal.  In this uneasy world, it can be difficult to remain positive.  This is [...]

How Do I Use Love Languages to Support Others?2021-01-21T19:43:45-07:00