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Lemonade Chat

Lemonade Chat

By Benita Thornhill
The Lemonade Chat is a weekly podcast discussing the challenges of everyday living and how seemingly small intentional actions can create a huge transformation in your life! Join host, Benita Thornhill, a licensed professional counselor and PsyD Doctoral candidate, as she shares psychoeducation and mindfulness-based tips and strategies to promote mental wellness, healthy relationships and turn your tangy lemons into sweet lemonade.
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The Lemonade Chat Episode 28

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The Lemonade Chat Episode 32
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology chats about entrepreneurship with featured guest, Hope Greenleaf. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Hope is the owner of Tunes 4 Tots. Today, Hope discusses how the pandemic is affecting the way individuals set goals and define success. She also shares 3 pieces of advice she believes is paramount for success.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Goggle Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
31:58
November 15, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 31
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she welcomes featured guest, Hope Greenleaf for part 1 of a 2 part series. Hope is an entrepreneur and owner of Tunes 4 Tots. Today on the podcast, Hope shares how mindset, mentors, silencing the inner critic and learning how to pivot has helped her to crush the imposter syndrome and move forward to creating a successful and thriving business.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
27:22
November 06, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 30
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology  discusses the importance of self-care over the next several days and shares 5 simple strategies to help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression before, during and after the upcoming Presidential election.  Learn what to include in an emotional first aid kit and why you should watch  Guy Winch's TED Talk on Emotional First Aid. Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast. 
12:04
October 31, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 29
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology explores how to find inspiration and motivation to be the beat version of yourself during the pandemic. During this informal episode, Benita shares a few of the ways she finds inspiration.   Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
19:37
October 23, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 28
Join host, Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she discusses building your life around your business with Britney Gardner a Brand Strategist and host of the Know Like and Trust Show podcast. She also manages a successful business on a 15 hr workweek. Today, Brittney shares how she sets her priorities, keeps firm boundaries and grows her business around her life. Learn how she lives her life by choice and not default and why reflection, flexibility and clarity are essential for business stability and growth. Transform your cellphone into a wellness portal and never miss an episode of The Lemonade Chat Podcast. Download the Jasper Lite App available on IOS and Google Play.
43:05
October 14, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 27
Join host Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she welcomes this weeks's guest Terra Ross. Terra Ross is a Certified Professional Coach who is passionate about helping women achieve their goals. She is also a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor and Master Stylist.  Today on the podcast, Terra shares her journey filled with growth and opportunities as a young mother and wife of a Marine. She shares how these opportunites lead her  to finding her authentic voice and why she is determined to help other women find their voice and live their best life. To obtain the resource discussed in today's segment, please go to www.claritycentrva.com, click on Clarity Academy and download Terra's tip sheet. Transform your cellphone into a wellness portal and never miss an episode of The Lemonade Chat Podcast. Download the Jasper Lite App available on IOS and Google Play.
39:57
October 07, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 26- Interlude
Join host, Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she discusses the power of stories and what to look forward to on The Lemonade Chat Podcast during September. Transform your cellphone into a wellness portal and never miss an episode of The Lemonade Chat Podcast. Download the Jasper Lite App available on IOS and Google Play.
03:42
September 28, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 25
This week on the podcast, Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses insecurity. Listen as Benita discusses 7 strategies to prevent the negative impact insecurities can have on creating a life you enjoy living. Never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat. Down load  the Jasper Lite app today on IOS or Google Play and transform your phone into a wellness portal.
06:60
September 28, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 24
This week on the podcast, Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses setting priorities. Learn how inappropriate responsibility, fear of future responsibility and short-term gain can prevent you from setting and pursuing priorities that give your life meaning and purpose.  Download the Jasperlite app on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
08:41
September 28, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 23
September is suicide awareness month and although this is often a difficult subject to discuss, suicide is preventable.  This week on the podcast Benita Thornhill MA, LPC and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses the topic of preventing suicide by increasing awareness of symptoms of Depression and possible strategies to help reduce depressive symptoms. Remember information given on the podcast is for informational purposes only and is not therapy.  Download the Jasper Lite App and never miss an episode available on IOS or Google Play or download at  www.Jasperlite.com. 
08:27
September 19, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 22
This week on the podcast Benita Thornhill, MA, LPC and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology  discusses the topic of  healing from difficult mother and daughter relationships.  In an ideal world, all little girls would have healthy relationships with their mothers. However, we do not live an in eutopic world, and frequently relationshps between mother and daughter are unhealthy in many ways. This relationship between a mother and daughter sets the foundation for growth and development in many areas of lives and influence how we feel about ourselves and the types of relationships we have with others.  I believe in the power of stories. Listening to others can help us to feel inspired and motivated to change and to start healing in areas of our lives where we have emotional wounds. Download the Jasper Lite App and never miss an episode at www.jasperlite.com, IOS or Google Play!
36:57
September 11, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 21
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology shares how the seasons of our lives mirror the Earth's seasons of change. She explores the difficulty we often have transitioning from one season to the next. Benita explains why we gain more from our experiences when we meet each of life's seasons with openness and gratitude.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Plan and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast. 
07:26
September 04, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 20
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses the Zone of Genius, identified by Gay Hendricks (2009) in the Big Leap.  She discusses how fear and mindset can make it challenging  to operate in the Zone of Genius. Learn strategies to identify and strengthen your Zone of Genius.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.  Cited:  Hendricks, G. (2009) The big leap. Conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level. Harper One. 
08:19
August 29, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 19
Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology explores how to cope with unsupportive family members. She shares strategies to increase your internal location of control and discusses why self-validation is key.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
08:59
August 21, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 18
This week on the podcast Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses the importance of rebooting your life. She explores how the following  7  tips can be instrumental in a successful reboot:  1.  Build a support network 2.  Get Active and Eat Well 3.  Create a New Habit 4.  Sleep is Your Superpower 5.  Stress Less 6.  Create Meaningful Affirmations for Yourself 7. Love Yourself Unconditionally  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast. 
12:38
August 14, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 17
This week on the podcast Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses strategies to help prevent and manage chronic stress. Strategies discussed include mindfulness-based strategies, behavioral interventions and relaxation techniques.  Download the Jasper Lite app available on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
11:32
August 07, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 16
This week on the podcast Benita Thornhill, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology discusses how chronic stress affects different systems of the body and promotes disease. She will also discuss how interventions at various stages of the stress cycle can help to reduce the negative affects of stress. Download the Jasper Lite app on IOS or Google Play and never miss an episode of the Lemonade Chat Podcast.
15:52
July 30, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 15
Join host Benita Thornhill, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she discusses areas of the brain involved in the stress response system, such as the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex. Benita shares how chronic stress can elicit a continuous response from the HPA axis and how this affects the structure and functions of the brain. Learn why guided meditation is an effective coping strategy against stress. 
09:14
July 23, 2020
The Lemonade Chat Episode 14-Interlude Pt 2
Join host Benita Thornhill, Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology as she discusses the importance of taking time to pause and reflect. 
04:44
July 23, 2020
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!
12:01
July 04, 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
15:53
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
13:25
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
10:19
June 05, 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!
11:07
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!
13:35
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 06, 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. 
37:12
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
19:40
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.
06:59
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.
02:21
April 10, 2020