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Put down your phone!

By Awakening Health / August 2, 2019 /

(I apologize in advance if you find this post a bit preachy. This experience had a huge impact on me.) I went for a walk a few weeks ago. It was one of the slightly warmer and sunnier weekend afternoons after a very cloudy, wet and cool spring. I felt so grateful to be out…

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The State of Mindfulness

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / May 7, 2015 /

(I was recently interviewed by Adrienne Roberts of Hour Detroit for an article in the 2015 Health Guide. I invite you to read the resulting story, reprinted from its original publication on April 30, 2015.  Here is a link to the online version of the article below.  I’d love to hear what you think!) A mindfulness practice…

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Did you really get that?

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / January 1, 2014 /

My son got married last month and I had a front row seat.  As I sat there taking it all in, my ex-husband had his smart phone out and took pictures throughout the ceremony.  I found myself wondering how much of the wedding he was actually experiencing. Taking photos of every big and small life…

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Can you be your own best friend?

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 23, 2013 /

While driving the other day, I saw a sign that read, “Friends have a finger on your faults, they just don’t rub it in.”  This got me thinking about the epidemic of self-criticism that I see in my students, the people I see in my clinical mental health practice and, yes, myself. Often, our automatic response to…

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Why I don't take insurance for the mental health services I provide

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / April 1, 2013 /

People sometimes ask me why I don’t take insurance as payment for the mental health services I provide.  I thought I might explain the reasons having to do with you, the client,  here in my blog as well as on my website.  (I’ll take up the ethical issues for counselors in a future post.) It…

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Got Anxiety? Try this…

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / March 8, 2013 /

It seems that everywhere I look, I see signs of anxiety.  The yoga student who drums her fingers on the floor during savasana…the colleague who complains that he can’t sleep…the client who is afraid to go out of his house…the business woman who has chronic neck and back pain…the teen who reports a stomach ache…

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Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Pain Counseling in Rochester Hills, MI

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 12, 2013 /

If you are suffering with anxiety, depression or chronic pain, and want effective, lasting relief, please call Linda Oxford at Awakening Health Counseling  at 248-930-0004.  With locations in Rochester Hills and the Torch Lake, MI area, you can find peace of mind and greater wellbeing, ensuring a more satisfying and meaningful life. Check out my…

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Mental Health Counselor Rochester Hills

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 4, 2013 /

Awakening Health Counseling, located in Rochester Hills, MI and the Torch Lake area, specializes in mental health counseling services. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, aging issues, mood and anxiety concerns, relationship problems, chronic illness and pain, addictions, grief or loss, or want to further your professional development, we can work together so you can…

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Counseling – Another Beginning

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 30, 2012 /

If you think about it, life is a series of new beginnings.  Each day, each moment, brings an opportunity to begin again. Something is always ending, making way for something new.  We can make the same choices or try something different.  We can look at a situation the way we always have, or we can…

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Mindfulness – It's as simple as that

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / August 12, 2012 /

“I just can’t empty my mind—the harder I try, the busier it gets!” This is a common concern for people beginning to practice mindfulness.  They think that when they sit down to meditate, they should be able to wipe the slate of their mind clean, and thus become relaxed and calm.  They imagine not having…

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