Tanya Younce, M.Ed., LPCC

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Category Archives: life transitions

HOW TO HAVE A PERSONAL RETREAT

Twice a year, I go away for the weekend to a nice hotel and have what I like to call my own little Personal Retreat. Last weekend, I stayed at La Quinta Hotel in Mason and had two a half days all to myself, which ended up being a very restful and insightful experience. So […]

Life as a Social Chameleon

Social chameleons are people who know how to quickly blend in to any other person or group by picking up on and then embodying their way of acting, speaking, and various other ways of, well…BEING. Like a beige-toned color, they can go with just about anything, unlike someone with a distinct color that can only […]

Land Ho! Getting Through Life’s Transitions

Although change and transition are inevitable over the course of our lives, and the pace of life and these transitions seem to be avalanching upon our heads more and more, most people are grossly unprepared to cope with them.  But it’s not just the pace of change or our lack of preparation for it that […]

When You Feel Like You Suck at Life

Ever have one of those weeks or months when you feel like you just SUCK at something — like parenting, marriage, your job, finances, keeping yourself organized, staying fit, or just Life in general?   Yeah….I’ve been on a roll lately. Especially with parenting, as I have two teenagers who are in the midst of pulling […]

Six Ways To See Your Life With New Eyes

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –Proust If four different people witness a car accident, each on different corners of an intersection, and the police interview them all afterwards, they’re most likely going to get four different stories based on their vantage point.   Same accident […]

Healing Power of Connection

One of the best parts of being a counselor is developing a therapeutic relationship with each of my clients.  In our ever-growing technological culture, I see an almost ‘learned helplessness’ in knowing how to actually interact   genuinely face-to-face with family, friends, or even strangers.  We’ve cocooned ourselves and become so self-sufficient and have acquiesced to […]

Your Big Reveal

I’m a sucker for makeovers.  I love looking at ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures, whether they’re haircuts, or kitchens, or wardrobes, or landscaping — I get giddy whenever I see that “big reveal” of the beauty that lies beneath people, places, or things.Don’t judge me, but two of my favorite TV shows are “Dancing with the […]

Top 5 Books I Read in 2013

Well, 2013 is now behind us and in reflecting on how things went for New Leaf Counseling, I can say that it was a year of “settling” or I guess I could even say “marinating.”  My normal inclination is to continuously grow, grow, grow — but this year seemed to take on more of a […]

Wanna Be Happy? Then Work It!

I know it sounds oversimplified, but if you want to be happy and you’re not, then you need to make the effort to change.Period.No one’s going to do it for you and no one is going to come in with a magic wand and make things all better.  So, it’s up to YOU.  YOU are […]

Let Go Or Be Dragged

One of the greatest things I learned while reading about Buddhism was the concept of detaching from expectations that things be different.  It sounds simple enough, but it’s one of the hardest things we have to learn in our lifetime.  It means that we have to let go of our need to be right, or […]