Motivational Interviewing: Asking for Permission- Hillary Bolter of Bolter Consulting

By LifeTutors / April 26, 2021 /

Sometimes I forget that I can’t make other people change. But I do know that when I forget that I don’t have the power to make other people change, I actually make it harder for them to change. Why?  Because when I forget that I can’t make other people change, I fall into persuading, convincing, information giving, pleading, & arguing for the change.…

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The Common Thread

By LifeTutors / March 25, 2021 /

Over the past year and a half at LifeTutors, I have worked with numerous families whose young adult children are seeking support in their lives. Whether they be male or female, neurotypical or atypical, 18 or 30, one factor has remained consistent for all of our LifeClients: they have completed treatment in at least one…

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Resiliency and LifeTutors

By LifeTutors / March 11, 2021 /

What is resiliency and why does it matter to us?  Resiliency is defined as, “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”  A second definition is more appropriate for objects or substances:  Elasticity. We are describing resilience when we speak to the ability of a person to cope with the highs and lows of life…

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Dealing With the Stress of Living With Another Person

By LifeTutors / October 24, 2020 /

Living with other people is always going to be stressful. Whether it be living with assigned roommates in dorms, living with friends, or with a spouse, there will always be challenges in sharing a living space with another person. It is essential to internalize early on when living with someone that there will be very…

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Defining and Establishing Accountability

By LifeTutors / October 10, 2020 /

Practicing accountability is something that will affect someone’s personal and professional spheres. Friends, family, and loved ones can learn to trust and rely on someone. At the same time, professional mentors may see these aspects as proof of someone’s abilities. They will be a consideration for those looking to further their positions within a company.…

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Creating a Mindset for Professional Advancement

By LifeTutors / October 5, 2020 /

There are many reasons that someone may have for wanting to progress in their professional field. For some, it can be the passion behind what they do. They want to share their influence and love of their career by continuing to push forward in their industries. For others, the monetary benefits can help them pursue…

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Keeping Conversation Going: The Importance of Continuing to Develop Social Skills

Keeping Conversation Going: The Importance of Continuing to Develop Social Skills

By LifeTutors / September 24, 2020 /

Social skills are a valuable part of many different programs such as addiction recovery, mental health recovery, and even conflict resolution and communication techniques. It is always important, during any difficult times in life, to be able to effectively communicate how someone is feeling, what their goals may be, and how they want to take…

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Even the Tightest Families Need to Talk it Out

Even the Tightest Families Need to Talk it Out

By LifeTutors / September 10, 2020 /

Despite the picturesque scenes sometimes portrayed in commercials on television, families are complicated and messy. Even the most tightly-knit, loving families will still run into their fair share of disagreements and problems in an effort to live together. Problems and misunderstandings can arise from any number of sources. The first step to addressing many of…

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Creating Your Own Day-to-Day Plan

Creating Your Own Day-to-Day Plan

By LifeTutors / September 5, 2020 /

Scheduling and planning is a large part of someone learning to cope with their mental health disorders or recovery from addiction. While the support of professionals can help each person understand and structure their days, the ability to create one’s own schedule can help them not just continue with important self-care management, but also continue…

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Get Outside! Being Outdoors During Recovery

Get Outside! Being Outdoors During Recovery

By LifeTutors / August 24, 2020 /

Going through recovery is an incredibly difficult time. People begin to attempt to restructure their lives and entire modes of thinking as their bodies undergo their own biological changes that can have drastic effects on their moods. In a time when everything is changing, it is important to do whatever possible to mitigate the feelings…

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