Check In

As the days get shorter and the sun sets earlier, we're reminded of the changing seasons. And for those who fell back with this past weekend’s Daylight Savings Time, it’s more than just the changing seasons impacting our routine—it’s the change of the clocks, externally and internally.

With this alteration in our daily rhythm, it's an opportune moment to pause and consider how this transition might affect us personally.

So, how are you doing today? How are these changes in daylight hours affect your mood, energy, and productivity?
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The Idea of the Week

Let’s revisit Why Having a Regular Self Check-in is Your Secret to Self Care (8-minute read). Check-ins help us stay in touch with ourselves throughout the day and make conscious choices that align with our current needs.

The Practice of the Week

PsychCentral collected 64 Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery (8-minute article). The prompts are categorized into different areas of life: love and relationships, work and career, self-reflection, uncomfortable emotions, living your best life, and personal growth and life goals. Below are a few prompts selected from the article for your check-in:

  1. What boundaries could you set in your relationships to safeguard your own well-being?
  2. How do you draw strength from loved ones?
  3. What do you value most in relationships (trust, respect, sense of humor, etc.)?
  4. How do you use your personal strengths and abilities at work?
  5. What part of your workday do you most enjoy?
  6. What about your work feels real, necessary, or important to you?
  7. What three changes can you make to live according to your personal values?
  8. Finish this sentence: “My life would be incomplete without …”
  9. What do you appreciate most about your personality? What aspects do you find harder to accept?
  10. Which emotions do you find hardest to accept (guilt, anger, disappointment, etc.)? How do you handle these emotions?
  11. Describe a choice you regret. What did you learn from it?
  12. What are three self-defeating thoughts that show up in your self-talk? How can you reframe them to encourage yourself instead?
  13. List three strategies that help you stay present in your daily routines. Then, list three strategies to help boost mindfulness in your life.
  14. What aspects of your life are you most grateful for?
  15. How do you show yourself kindness and compassion each day?
  16. Identify one area where you’d like to improve. Then, list three specific actions you can take to create that change.
  17. How do you make time for yourself each day?

How was your check-in? Let us know on our Facebook or Instagram page!

News of the Week

Paint & Process
Young Adult Support Group
for Ages 18-24

Art-making is often therapeutic and a wonderful way to relax and process the events going on in your life. Join Melissa, LCAT, LMHC, and Kayla, MHC-LP, for this young adult support group and chat while you create art.

Meg Tobin, LMHC is now an End of Life Doula!

End-of-life doulas provide emotional and physical support, education about the dying process, preparation for what’s to come, and guidance while grieving. Though Meg is not doing traditional doula work, she will work with end-of-life clients and their families utilizing ketamine. 


OVS may be able to help if you have unreimbursed crime-related expenses, such as medical bills, counseling costs, and funeral expenses, or assist with loss of earnings or support. They can help pay for therapy for crime victims, including Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy!

Find out more!

Another Upcoming Retreat
Unlocking Your Mind:
A Journey to Self-Discovery

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat

Two Ketamine Journeys—lots of deep dives into experiential therapy incorporating meditation, writing, art making, yoga, and other body-centered modalities. Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, pace, and motivation!
Zoom Preparation Session: Thursday, January 25th from 6-8 pm.
In-person: Thursday, February 1st from 4-9 pm.
In-person: Friday, February 2nd from 8:30 am-8 pm.
In-person: Saturday, February 3rd from 9 am-5 pm.
In-person: Sunday, February 4th from 8am to 9am.
Zoom Integration Session: Thursday, February 8th from 6-8 pm.

Learn more

You may be able to finance the retreat. Use the QR Code below to see if you prequalify!

The Thought of the Week

Wishing you a peaceful week!


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