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August 19, 2022

Wellness and Work-Life Balance

The phrase ‘work-life balance’ is used over and over again in mental health blogs, motivational social media posts, and conversations with coworkers. It is an elusive concept, to be able to strike a balance …
August 12, 2022

Does Expressing Your Feelings Actually Help?

Before jumping into a quick answer, let’s discuss feelings in general: It is important to remember that emotions and feelings are not bad. They often derive from met (or unmet) expectations based on set valu…
August 5, 2022

Dear Perfectionist, You Have Nothing to Prove

Perfectionism is a greatly misunderstood phenomenon. Perfectionists are perceived as people who need things to be done to the highest standards. In some ways, this can seem like a good thing; people who focu…
July 29, 2022

The Function of Focus

“Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that.”-Dalai Lama What comes first when you are writing your to-do list? We all have…
July 22, 2022

Valuing Your Time: Work vs. Productivity

It takes work to create a product, whether that be tangible or something else related to your industry. That being said, not all work is productive. This distinction is important because we are often praised…
July 15, 2022

Giving Your Brain a Break: Tips to Effectively Relieve Stress

In the constantly changing landscape of our lives, it can feel counterintuitive to quiet your brain. More thoughts equal more progress, right? But this isn’t necessarily true. Burnout extends beyond the work…
June 24, 2022

5 Positive Affirmations for High Achievers

At Refresh, we work with high-achieving individuals who are committed to doing the work of therapy. Part of this ‘work’ is building confidence in yourself. High achievement does not equate to confidence, as …
June 17, 2022

Therapy Fatigue: What to do when therapy becomes exhausting

Therapy can be rejuvenating. Therapy can be cathartic. Therapy can also be exhausting. Each session is different; some will require focus, honesty, and raw emotions, while others can be filled with humor or …
June 1, 2022

5 Tips for Discussing Your Preferences in the Bedroom

There is no script for how to talk about sex with your partner. Communication about sex is not often taught, so it requires practice. The safer a relationship feels, the easier it can be to talk about sexual…
May 20, 2022

Overthinking

Overthinking. We all do it; some more frequently than others. We fixate on an awkward interaction or an upcoming event. It can be uncomfortable to feel the tornado of thoughts that swirl in your head when yo…
May 9, 2022

Managing Your Time in a Hectic World

Write out your to-do list. How does it feel to see it? Is it long? Does it feel overwhelming? Between in-person and online tasks, we all have a lot going on. Our lives are expansive because of sheer access t…
May 1, 2022

Refresh’s Celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month

Each of us experiences mental health in a different way. For some, it is a constant struggle to balance. For others, it is an afterthought. It is hard to put ourselves in the shoes of those around us; even t…
April 21, 2022

How to support friends and family struggling with their mental health

Being honest about mental health issues can be challenging for anyone. Even with the people closest in our lives, being vulnerable takes courage. Though the cultural conversation surrounding mental health ha…
April 20, 2022

Treatment Fatigue

Do you ever find yourself asking the question, “Should I continue doing therapy?” Sometimes we hit a point in therapy where it seems less fruitful than it once was; or worse, maybe we even start to feel dist…
April 18, 2022

5 ways to talk to your partner(s) about your dislikes in the bedroom- Effective communication for the win!

We all have grown up hearing the saying, “Communication is key”. It couldn’t be more true, especially when we are talking about the communication between you and your partner(s) in the bedroom. This is a top…
April 15, 2022

Keep Your Mind Clear: Daily Habits for Organization

Cleaning your personal space can often feel like a positive, proactive measure to clear your mind. Michelle Newman, the director of the Laboratory for Anxiety and Depression Research at Penn State University…
April 14, 2022

What to expect from using hypnosis in therapy

Hypnosis used in therapy can have wonderous effects in healing and achieving a sense of wholeness and feeling aligned within oneself. Hypnosis allows clients to enter a trance like state to conduct a deep di…

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