Lemonade Chat

Lemonade Chat

By Benita Thornhill
Life is a lot like making lemonade. We are handed many lemons from the time we are born on this earth. Our job is to add sweetener and make lemonade out of all those tangy lemons. In other words, taking things that could be seen as a negative and turning it into a positive.
Making lemonade requires persistence. Life requires courage and resilience.
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The Lemonade Chat Episode 13-Interlude
Join host Benita Thornhill, Licensed Professional Counselor as she discusses why the podcast is on pause this week and what to expect when the podcast returns next week and picks back up with the 4-part series on stress management.  If you have subscribed to the Jasper Lite app, you will get a blast to your phone letting you know when the podcast has been released. The Jasper Lite app can be downloaded from IOS or Google Play and is completely FREE!
02:27
July 11, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 12
Join host Benita Thornhill, Licensed Professional Counselor, as she starts a 4-part series on Stress management.  This week, during Part 1 we will explore:  Definition of stress Stress reactivity Theories of stress Difference between health and wellness 7 Domains of health Never miss another episode of the Lemonade Chat podcast or the Clarity Blog! Download the FREE Jasper Lite app, available in IOS or Google Play. Turn your phone into a mobile wellness toolkit and transform your life!
12:00
July 4, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 11
Join Benita Thornhill a Licensed Professional Counselor,  this week on the podcast as she discusses unconditional self-love. Explore how to love all parts of yourself without self-imposed conditions, the benefits of unconditional self-love, and learn strategies to  increase unconditional self-love. Never miss a new blog post or podcast. Download Jasper Lite App on IOS or Google Play. www.claritycenterva.com
15:52
June 27, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 10
The Clarity Center, LLC Join Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC as she discusses authenticity. Becoming more of who you are sounds simple, but can be a challenge. Examine the importance of embracing  the true self and why creating boundaries can support development of the authentic self! Explore how to embrace your authenticity, increase inner development and acceptance, and become the highest expression of your self! Never miss a new blog post or podcast. Download Jasper Lite App on IOS or Google Play. www.claritycenterva.com www.jasperlite.com Meditations with Benita Self Compassion
13:43
June 20, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 9
The Clarity Center, LLC Join Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC, as she discusses the importance of self care. Listen in as she discusses the barriers to self-care, the importance of self care, and  strategies to create a daily routine. Never miss a Lemonade Chat Podcast. Download the Jasper Lite App. It's available on IOS and Google Play and can be downloaded at www.japwerlite.com. The Clarity Center, LLC The Lemonade Chat Clarity Academy, LLC The Clarity Foundation
13:24
June 13, 2020
Lemonade Chat Episode 8
Join Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC as she discuses how generational trauma impact the way the current generation and future generations understand, manages and recovers from trauma.  Life is experienced through the autonomic system. This system constantly scans the environment and decides if we are safe or unsafe. This affect us down to our DNA. Learn how to transition from your sympathetic system to your parasympathetic system.  Experience guided mediation as Benita shares her Compassion Mediation (which can be found on Guided Mediations with Benita on iTunes). visit us at www.claritycenterva.com Never miss a Lemonade Chat Podcast. Download the Jasper Lite App. It's available on IOS and Google Play and can be downloaded at www.jasperlite.com.  The Clarity Center, LLC The Lemonade Chat Clarity Academy The Clarity Foundation
10:18
June 5, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 7
Self-limiting beliefs are inaccurate perceptions or assumptions you hold about yourself, others, and the world. These inaccurate beliefs prevent you from living up to your full potential and frequently result in unhealthy habits that perpetuate negative outcomes and fuel our misconceptions. Learning how to identify these beliefs will help you to challenge their validity and get rid of them. Join us on The Lemonade Chat this week and learn how to identify false beliefs that are holding you back and strategies to help you move forward.  Download the accompanying handout for this episode by visiting: www.claritycenterva.com and clicking on Community Resources for Wellness to download your copy.  Never miss The Lemonade Chat podcast. Listen on the Jasper Lite App! Now available on IOS and Google Play!
11:06
May 21, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 6
Join host Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC, CCTP as she discusses Coping with Trauma anniversaries. Increase understanding of trauma responses,  learn strategies to prepare for the event, and how to increase connections with others virtually. You can obtain the accompanying handout for this episode by visiting www.claritycenterva.com and clicking on community resources to download your copy. Have you downloaded the Jasper Lite app yet? it's available on IOS and google Play. Turn your cellphone into a mobile wellness kit!
13:34
May 14, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 5
Join host Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC as she welcomes featured guest, Tatiana Williams, Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. On today's episode they will conclude the Relationship Series. Join for part 3 of  a 3 part series as they discuss the premarital stage of a relationship. Learn why autonomy is important in your relationship. Learn strategies to increase reflective autonomy. If you would like a copy of the tip sheet discussed in this episode please visit: www.claritycenterva.com and click on Community Resources to download your copy. Have you downloaded the Jasper Lite app yet? It's available on IOS and Google Play. Have resources at your fingertips. 
22:36
May 6, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 4
Join host Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC, as she welcomes featured guest, Tatiana Williams, Resident In Marriage and Family Therapy. On todays episode they will continue the Relationship Series. Join in for part 2 of a 3 part series as they discuss the premarital stage of a relationship. Learn strategies to enhance your relationships and your life. If you would like a copy of the tip sheet discussed in this episode please visit: www.claritycenterva.com and click on Community Resources to download your copy. Have you downloaded the Jasper Lite app yet? Hoover of the QR code at the bottom of the page on the Clarity Center, LLC website and download the app. Have resources at your fingertips. 
37:11
April 30, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 3
This week on the Lemonade Chat we will be starting a 3-part series about relationships. This episode will focus on the single stage of the relationship. Often feelings, beliefs, self-imposed expectations, and the expectations of others can create the same prune face as tasting tangy lemons. In today's episode we will discuss how to make sweet lemonade out of those lemons. So, make sure you have a tall glass, we are making lemonade!  Request a copy of the resource mentioned during the podcast  THE PREPARATION STAGE: GROWING TO LOVE YOURSELF, AS YOU PREPARE FOR A RELATIONSHIP CLICK HERE
19:39
April 23, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 2
On today's episode Benita discusses how COVID19 can impact Healthcare workers. She discusses the importance of emotional agility and tips to promote resilience.
06:58
April 17, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 1
In today's episode, Benita discusses lemons and life! Lemons can be bitter and tangy.  Life situations an events can be bitter. Thinking of lemons can make you prune your lips. Thoughts of certain situations can trigger overwhelming emotions. You can eat bitter lemons or make lemonade.  Individuals can choose how to perceive events and make the best of the situation. Sometime lemons require more sugar to make lemonade.  Some situations require more time and different strategies to work out. Making delicious lemonade takes patience. Living your life with purpose and joy take courage and resilience. Visit Benita at The Clarity Center, LLC for resources to promote wellbeing.
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April 10, 2020