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Emotional Intelligence

How Smart Are You?

I remember a show, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” that was popular between 2007 -2015.  I loved that show!  But I soon realized that 5th graders know a lot more than I gave them credit for.  The show featured a panel of 5th graders and two adult contestants.  The adults had to rely on their 5th grade “classmates” to correctly answer questions in pursuit of the million-dollar prize.  If the adult got stuck Read more…

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago
EVENTS

Between the Couch and the Cross

Join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for a workshop and roundtable discussion about mental health and wellness within the Christian faith experieince.  This is not just for faith leaders!!  If you are a person who identifies as a Christian and has an interest in learning more about behavioral health, this session is for YOU!!! Limited space is available so make sure to get your tickets NOW!!!!

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago
Self-Confidence

Choose to Believe

I’m always amazed at how sly and cunning self-doubt can be.  It is the creepy figure lurking in the shadows that appears in the moments when things are going their best. Right after landing that contract you worked so hard to get. Right after giving an amazing presentation. Right after passing that test that you’d been studying (seemingly) forever for. Can you relate? I DEFINITELY can. It’s always a question of ‘enough”.  Was I articulate Read more…

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago
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3 Things Parents Need to Know About Drugs

Earlier this week, I was sent a video (on social media) of a distraught mother on the West Coast pleading with parents to speak with their children about substance use.  This parent emotionally recounted her daughter’s experience with edibles and a drug known as Triple C’s (we’ll talk about what those are in a moment) both of which were given to her by a peer in school.  The child, at only 12 years old, was Read more…

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago
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What color are your glasses? Thoughts on the power of perspective

We’ve all heard the phrase, “looking at the world through rose-colored glasses”.  It’s typically used to refer to someone who has an all-too-naïve view of a particular situation.  I’m not 100% sure why “rose” was the color choice, but I do know that all of us have life experiences that can “color” our perspective. Some of us have experienced a great deal of pain in our lives.  We therapists like to refer to this as Read more…

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago
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Welcome!

Welcome to Wake Up Words – the Awakening Change blog Awakening Change Counseling Services, LLC is a private psychotherapy practice that offers private, individualized counseling and coaching services to individuals seeking assistance with stress management, substance abuse, and professional development. This blog is dedicated to providing you with change provoking content that explores a number of commonly discussed topics related to mental health and wellness. Although the content is generated by a licensed therapist, the Read more…

By Tiffany Jenkins, ago