Self-care is a critical part to maintaining a healthy life. Caring for your mind, body, and spirit can you grow personally and professionally. Over the last four weeks I have been formulating essential oil blends for bath soaks, topical use, and diffusing. Purpose for these products are for reducing stress, anxiety, and ultimately helping the […]More
M. Laurel Collins
My name is Laurel; I have been married eight years to my amazing husband Allan. We have been together nearly sixteen years. We have a three old son (going on 30) who is an adventurous, smart, fun loving child. I enjoy getting to know people; who they are; where they came from; their struggles and victories; and what drives their spirit to live their best life. As a counselor-therapist I strive to gain knowledge that empowers the pursuit of self-actualization and ignites the spirit to be set free from the bondage of anxiety, depression, or as I call these mindsets/emotions/feelings The Black Hole. I am a Licensed School Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, and a National Certified Counselor. I am currently working for my county's public school system as a Counseling Coordinator assisting students, their families, and schools in relation to mental health.
Artwork Titled: “Bushy Brows, Bushy Mustache” by Laurel Collins Medium used: Digital Sand #thisissand @thisissand Sometimes our most unique experiences become those that we love those most. Sometimes those unique experiences come with minimal thought or planning. It’s okay to not be in control of every single detail. Not everything is meant to be controlled […]More
Anxiety is real. With proper professional help and treatment you can move forward! Watching the movie Angst via ASCA @ Home 2020 Conference. If you haven’t watched it — it is a must see. I am well acquainted with anxiety and for years I never knew what was going on with me. It wasn’t until […]More
A little over three weeks ago I had a graceful fall that eventually lead to surgery a week later. I’ve never broken a bone nor had to have surgery. At thirty-two years of age I fractured my ankle and had to have ORIF ankle surgery. Needless to say, this has been one experience I will […]More
Numerous times I have found my words where unable to breakthrough to others as far as understanding. I use the word ‘understanding’ very broadly (understanding of — thoughts, opinions, ideologies, situations, etc.). I have found my words to be misconstrued, twisted, or better yet – never given an opportunity to be understood, only to be […]More
A nurse friend of mine recently shared how she was feeling about working during this time of COVID to her Facebook friends and family. Her fiancé had planned a wonderful getaway for her to decompress from the stress she had been experiencing. I was thrilled for her mini vacation and was happy she had an […]More