Memorial Day

Most of us have come to know Memorial Day as a day off from work to have a back yard BBQ or go to the beach.

Lest not forget!

Lest not forget the true heroes of America, the men and women who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms and lives that we live today.

Lest not forget the sacrifices the Fathers of our country made and the people who fought in the Revolutionary War and again in the War of 1812 and all of the wars up to today and the wars we are currently in against terrorism.

Lest not forget the men and women who have come back from war with mental health issues like PTSD, Depression and an inability to adapt back into society.

Lest not forget Pearl Harbor and The World Trade Center.


Therapy in Action With Troubled Kids

Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC has published her first book. Therapy in Action With Troubled Kids is now available in paperback in all of the bookstores and online for less than $15. This is a must read for anyone who works with children in schools, daycare, Department of Children and Families, Children Police Investigations, Foster Homes, Divorce and Custody Attorney’s and Parents. The book is not your ordinary self help book on how to raise children, it is very intuitive and insightful.

Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC is Co Founder and Executive Clinical Director at Star Point Counseling Center. Clarissa has extensive experience working with children in corrections, DCF and with the court system. The book is based on her experiences working as a Therapist.

Please visit out web site to view Clarissa’s Bio.

Don’t let your past anchor you down

We all dwell on the past from time to time. As we live life it’s only natural that we sometimes cling onto what once was. But when our clinging to the past affects our future, it comes unhealthy and an anchors that can hold us down.

When you begin to dwell on the past more than you feel is healthy, ask yourself a series of open-ended questions: Why does this memory matter to me? Does it serve me to restrict certain opportunities because they remind me of this memory? Think yourself through it.

Also, stop rehashing the problem, if you stop telling your story, you’ll realize more and more each day that you’re the one in control and you have the power to un-anchor yourself.

As for all your memories like letters, notes, and clothing items, many people find it hard to completely get rid of these things. One way to make sure you don’t keep looking through them is gathering them in a box and hiding it until you’re ready to revisit it again with a different mindset.

Sometimes it helps to get everything out. One tip is to write down everything you’ve ever wanted to say to that person. Once you are done, dispose of your letter. Bury it, shred it, or even burn it.

Take this as an opportunity to discover who is in your life now and who is truly there for you. Also try your hardest to forget about who was once there for you.

Lastly, keep yourself busy with physical activity and just live as much as you can.Every day, you have the opportunity to make new memories happen. This is a gift we often take for granted.

Remember, anchors don’t have to hold you  down. It’s your choice to choose to let go!