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Cyberbullying Cyberbullying ~ It's Not Just Tweens and Teens Cyberbullying ~ It's Not Just Tweens and Teens She was asked to share a topless photo on Snapchat. Three close friends told her to ignore the request. Yet, the requests kept coming from the hot new guy at the gym. And Continue Reading Courage It Takes a Village. You n Me and a PhD We did it!! Yes indeed, I am now officially Dr. Katy Karas! We, you say.  Yep,  like you and I together are totally responsible for completing this ultimate educational achievement! I began the doctoral journey almost 5 years ago, immediately after I received Continue Reading COUPLES COUNSELING, FAMILY COUNSELING, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Counseling for Rural Millennials Counseling for Rural Millennials ~ Traveling Country Roads Delivering Mental Health To You and Your Family   There’s no doubt about it; millennials are one of the most stressed generations in decades. In fact, a survey of more than 2000 U.S. adults Continue Reading FAMILY COUNSELING, Home Based Counseling, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Family Counseling Delivered to your Home Family Counseling Delivered to your Home ~ 5 Reasons In-Home Counseling is the New Mental Health Trend   Family is  the most rewarding relationship we share. Whether we parent young kiddos, teenagers or share our home with our maturing parents, Continue Reading FAMILY COUNSELING, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Breaking the Silence of Suicide On that cool crisp Autumn morning, the sunrise glistened on the acres of corn and soybeans; just like it had done every morning for 57 years.  To the west of the cornfields, was the free-range herd of cattle, that generously Continue Reading Empowerment, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Do you believe In Truth We Trust or Liar Liar Pants on Fire? Like so many others, I too was totally captivated and infused with a sense of social and cultural hope in the acceptance speech Oprah Winfrey gave at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. In 1976, I remember faithfully watching Oprah’s television show Continue Reading Courage, Sadness Broken Glass and the Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Celebration This holiday memory remains so vividly real, let me share! Jim Croce was spinning on the record player singing the Christmas carol, It Doesn't Have To Be This Way . Sitting proudly in the living room was a 6-inch television screen, displaying static Continue Reading Courage, Empowerment, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING It Sucks to Feel Stuck Have you ever noticed how some days life feels like either an episode from Sex in the City or an episode of the political satire House of Cards? Whether we binge watch with a huge bowl of popcorn or not, Continue Reading INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING 50 Shades of Self-Care ~ Warning: You're Doing It All Wrong Self-care seems to be the new age lexicon with social media tentacles reaching far and wide. The NewYorker states “self-care” originates from the puritanical values of self-improvement and self-examination. Today, there are 2,532,058 images tagged with #selfcare on Instagram and a few Continue Reading COUPLES COUNSELING, Courage, Empowerment Be Your Own SuperStar and Live Happily Ever After One need not page too far or view the cinema screen too long, to feel the allure of epic determination, resilience, and warrior strength every superhero dominates. Whether our champions are found on the digital screen, written page, or in the Continue Reading Courage, Empowerment, Fear, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING You are Fearfully Fabulous! Do the Thing you Fear the Most & Death of Fear is Certain ~ Mark Twain Fear seems to be a most common preventive medicine of the 21st century. Many times, the answers we give to our self and others is Continue Reading Courage, Fear Modern Rules for "Guardian of the Galaxy". Modern Rules for "Guardian of the Galaxy". Be your Own Guardian. Make your Own Galaxy.       Whether we step foot at a travel destination or just visit a page in a novel, the true brilliance of our journey lies in our Continue Reading COUPLES COUNSELING, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING How Footwear is More Revealing than a Bikini ~ How Footwear is More Revealing than a Bikini ~ Be Aware of Your Therapists' Shoes.Most days, we must decide what pieces of cloth will be our fashion declaration of the day. How we accomplish such a feat is as individual Continue Reading Empowerment, Fear You, Me, & Lady Gaga ~ The truth behind my 1st blog post Once upon a time, I said... Yes, my first blog post will be on Christmas morning. It will be my gift to you with words of grace and hope along with a little sparkling humor. Score: No Blog Post 1 – Publication Continue Reading