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WAYNE MARTIN, LCSW - THERAPIST IN FORT WORTH

A New Stress Resilience Model

When you’re stressed, you’re likely to fight, flee, or freeze. Typically, these are short-term stresses that we can adapt to. But now? Stress has become chronic. Not only has stress become chronic, but we’re now seeing a layering effect of stress. Many people are...

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A Proactive Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus quickly spreads, we’re witnessing a lot of reactive responses from fear to dismissal to outright panic. The coronavirus is a slow-rolling disaster, presenting unique challenges because of the unrelenting reports of what’s likely to come our way. But...

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Hack Problems With Your Meditation Practice 1.0

Are You Distracted By Distracting Distractions? So many things can derail a well-intentioned meditation practice! You start off with great plans: “I’m going to practice meditation for 30 minutes per day” (or you can substitute some other healthy habit). Sounds great,...

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The Beginning of a Smile

Your Very First Smile Did you know that before you were even born you practiced the art of smiling? It’s true: the smile reflex begins in the womb and lasts until you’re about two months old. From then on, the smiles on your face are in response to things that make...

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The Power of “Yet”

Don’t you love the impact of tiny change? Make a slight change to your grip on a golf club, chef’s knife, or steering wheel, and the ability to use that tool increases exponentially. Tighten up your abs a little, and your posture and strength improve. Add a little...

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How to Take a Self-Compassion Break

Life offers no shortage of difficult times where you need to find a way to be your own best ally instead of worst enemy. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) offers a simple yet powerful way to give yourself a break during a really hard time. It uses three simple phrases:...

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The Best Time to Plant a Tree

The Best Time to Plant a Tree is 10 Years Ago These are true words, for sure. But let’s remember to complete the proverb with the essential second half: “The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago; the second-best time to plant a tree is right now.” As in: The best...

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