Morgan Blair

Does Willpower Work?


Does Willpower Work? Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   What is willpower?  Individuals who exhibit high levels of willpower are able to better regulate emotions, control impulses, and achieve long or short term goals. So, what is willpower exactly? The American Psychological Association (APA) took a look at many different researchers studies on willpower [...]

Does Willpower Work?2021-01-21T19:46:55-07:00

Building Resiliency


Building Resiliency Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds - trauma, mental illness, tragedy, etc. - and return to life with the deeper wisdom of your own personal self.  Resiliency is an important trait for individuals to foster because adverse life experiences are inevitable, but [...]

Building Resiliency2021-01-21T19:50:54-07:00

The Harm of the “Quarantine 15” Jokes


The Harm of the "Quarantine 15" Jokes Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   Eating Disorders on the Rise According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorder (ANAD), an estimated 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. ANAD also estimates that one person dies from a direct [...]

The Harm of the “Quarantine 15” Jokes2021-01-21T19:53:17-07:00

Maintaining Eating Disorders During a Pandemic


Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery During a Pandemic Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   In more ways than not, our lives have been uprooted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses are closed, orders to stay at home are in place, and people are rushing to Walmart to stock up for an apocalypse. We wake up with [...]

Maintaining Eating Disorders During a Pandemic2021-01-21T19:57:38-07:00

The Power of Self-Care


The Power of Self-Care Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   My partner Erik and I like to joke that when it comes to our relationship, we each have our areas of strength. I am the one who is good with money, while he has a talent for organizing – be it fitting our mountain [...]

The Power of Self-Care2021-01-21T20:02:16-07:00

Grief During the Holidays


Grief During the Holidays Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   Every year closes with an endless abundance of expectations. From holiday parties, to decorations, to family gatherings, to concerts, shows, shopping, gifts, donations, and so much more.  It is normal to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. The holidays are a time of year where we [...]

Grief During the Holidays2021-01-21T20:04:38-07:00

Art in Trauma Therapy


Art in Trauma Therapy Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   “Art makes the invisible visible.” Paul Klee The Brain and Trauma Before a discussion of how art therapy is beneficial to clients that have experienced trauma, an understanding of how traumatic memories are stored in the brain needs to be established. Developments in neurobiology [...]

Art in Trauma Therapy2021-01-21T20:06:56-07:00