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Mindful Montana Wellness

Mindful Montana Wellness

By Deborah Horton
Mental health counseling podcast helping people change the way they think about what they feel hosted by Deborah Horton, M.Ed., LCPC, LPSC, NCC. It is not our emotions that cause us to struggle, it is what we think in regards to ourselves in regards to those emotions and the experiences that caused them. Change the way you think about how you feel to change your life.
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Regrets Have One Purpose
Regrets serve one purpose in life and that is to learn, grow, know better, do better.
May 16, 2022
Informed Versus Overloaded
In the age of nonstop information, we can choose to be informed or overloaded.
May 09, 2022
Bring Your Goals Into Focus
Focusing your goals through writing can lead to new habits, new successes and a new you.
May 02, 2022
Pick Your Battles
Some battles are worth fighting and some we should let go.  Choose wisely to find a better you.
April 25, 2022
Living Better Through Trauma
Traumatic memories cannot be erased but we can learn to live better with them.
April 18, 2022
Calm Your Worries
Helpful management tools to calm your worries and fears.
April 11, 2022
Do Or Do Not
In our lives, everything is a choice even if we do not realize it or accept it.  We have the option to do or do not with every choice, but sometimes we do not have the emotional capacity to see beyond the grey areas of trauma and automatic conditioned responses.
April 05, 2022
Losing Yourself
Many people with a past history of childhood trauma experience codependency both as a child and also as an adult.  It can affect every relationship they have and can be hard to work through.  Change is possible and therapy can help make that happen.
March 29, 2022
Ways To Find The Good
Whatever you are looking for in each moment you will find it.  If you are looking for the negative that is what you will find.  If you are looking for the good that is what you will find.  
March 22, 2022
Mistakes happen to all of us.  Some mistakes we do not realize we are making and others we are consciously choosing.  Processing why these mistakes are being made and learning to grow from them can be life changing.
March 15, 2022
Mindful Communication
Mindful communication is the ability to actively listen to someone else and respond from that understanding.  When we are unable to actively listen and only respond from our emotions, true communication is not possible.
March 08, 2022
The First Step
The hardest thing about seeking therapy is to take the first step of making an appointment and then going to that appointment.  Talking to someone about your life someone who does not know you at all can be very scary.  The first step is the hardest but you can do it.
March 01, 2022
Fear Of Being Alone
Many people who have suffered childhood trauma involving their families experience a fear of being alone after.  This fear, if left unprocessed, can lead to repetitive negative relationship behaviors over and over.  Processing this fear and past trauma can lead to self-love, self-worth, and better relationships.
February 22, 2022
To Tell The Truth
Telling ourselves the truth can be a very difficult thing.  Especially when what we think is the truth is just lies someone else trained us to believe. Tell yourself the real truth and set yourself free.
February 15, 2022
How To Love Yourself More
Often times, it can be hard to realize the things we love about ourselves.  It is far easier to automatically think about the things we think we do not love and have had reinforced.  Learn how to love yourself more today.
February 07, 2022
Illusion Of Control
People with trauma very often suffer from the illusion of control as they want to control everything around them in order to avoid processing their past traumas.
January 24, 2022
Do One Thing
In a world of overwhelming issues and emotions doing one thing a day to center yourself could make all the difference in how you feel.
January 17, 2022
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Do you need a quick boost of endorphins and dopamine?  Laughter truly can be therapy and the best medicine.
January 10, 2022
We all have circles of people or circles of possible influences in our lives.  Sometimes we can allow people in these circles to affect how we think and feel about ourselves.  Who in your circles is affecting you and why do you allow that to happen?
January 03, 2022
Ties That Bind
Sometimes the ties that bind can keep us bound.
December 27, 2021
Where in your life do you need to start enforcing boundaries in order to be happier, healthier, more balanced?
December 20, 2021
Just Be Happy
Most people believe that they cannot just be happy, however, this is not true.  It just requires self-examination and change of ourselves and our thoughts.
December 13, 2021
It Is Never About You
Nothing anyone else says or does or does not say or does not do is about you.  Nothing.
December 06, 2021
Growing can be very difficult and scary, but the other side can be bright and beautiful.
November 29, 2021
You Are My Sunshine
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked and widely studied as a possible contributor to depression and depression symptoms.  Adding this supplement to your daily regimen could decrease your symptoms over time.
November 22, 2021
Free Your Mind
What can you do to become more mindful and less mind full? 
November 15, 2021
Expecting someone to change in a relationship when they do not want to change will only result in you being miserable.  If you want a relationship to change, if the other person does not want to change then the change must be in yourself.
November 08, 2021
Right Now
Most people live their lives and their thoughts in the past and the future.  How might our lives change if we lived only in the right now, this moment? 
November 01, 2021
Response Time
What would your life be like if you changed the way you respond to the thoughts you have?  Changing your response time could change your life.
October 25, 2021
Almost everything we do is a choice.  And every single choice has consequences.  As long as you are still breathing, you can make another choice.
October 11, 2021
Starting Point
Everything you believe and feel about yourself started somewhere. You were not born believing or feeling the things you do now.  They started with someone else who taught you to think and feel the way that you do.  In order to address all that has followed, you must start at the beginning.  What is your starting point?
October 04, 2021
Be Proud Of Yourself
Many times, we seek out approval from others.  We let our negative thoughts become truths and we are no longer proud of ourselves, for anything.  We skip right over all the things we do every day that we should be proud of because the negative seems bigger.  We should be proud of ourselves not just in the big things but in everything.
September 27, 2021
Where Is Your Proof
Of all the negative things you believe to be true about yourself, where is your proof?  Questioning negative beliefs can oftentimes lead to finding out that what we think is true really is false.  If you believe the thought that you are stupid is true, have you actually confronted it with things where you were smart?  Did you drive a car today without incident?  Did you pay bills?  Did you do a job or school task well?  If so the statement I am stupid can no longer be considered true.  Where is your proof?
September 20, 2021
Choose Happy
Happiness is a choice.  If you spend hours a day with negative thoughts creating unhappiness, could you not spend hours a day with positive thoughts creating happiness?  It really is a matter of what you are thinking and how you let it influence your emotions.
September 13, 2021
What You Feed
Everyone has two wolves inside them, one negative and one positive, which one are you feeding today?  You choose which to feed by your thoughts. Feed the negative and that is the one that grows more powerful.  Feed the positive and that is the one that grows.  Which wolf do you want to survive?
September 06, 2021
Episode 013 - The Boss Of You
In order to be your own boss, you need to talk back to the negative voice in your head.
August 30, 2021
Episode 012 - Enhance Your Calm
There are many ways to enhance your calm and most can be done in just a few minutes a day.
August 23, 2021
Episode 011 - Free To Change
We are all free to change ourselves and our lives, but for many fear keeps them stuck.
August 16, 2021
Episode 010 - Control Yourself
The only thing we can truly control is ourselves and our reactions.
August 09, 2021
Episode 009 - Comfort Of The Familiar
It can be very scary letting go of what we know, however it is the first step on the path to freedom.
August 02, 2021
Episode 008 - Meditate This Way
Meditation is not about controlling your thoughts but about controlling your response to your thoughts.
July 26, 2021
Episode 007 - Always Do Your Best
The fourth and last agreement of The Four Agreements is Always Do Your Best.  Doing your best is different for every person and in every moment for every person.  Accepting and agreeing that whatever you are doing in that moment is the best you can do can change your life one moment at a time.
July 19, 2021
Episode 006 - Don't Make Assumptions
The third of The Four Agreements and one that is born out of the agreeing with the second, don't take anything personally.  Taking things personally then internalizes into assuming what other people think and feel about us.  Changing this agreement allows us to speak in truth to ourselves and others.
July 12, 2021
Episode 005 - Don't Take Anything Personally
The second of The Four Agreements and the one humans make possibly more than any other agreement.  Changing this agreement can alter just about everything about your life.
July 05, 2021
Episode 004 - Be Impeccable With Your Word
The first of The Four Agreements is Be Impeccable With Your Word.  It is the most important and the path to being able to complete the other three agreements for life-changing acceptance and freedom.
June 28, 2021
Episode 003 - The Four Agreements
Incorporating The Four Agreements into your life can be a life-changing experience.  The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.  Listen for tips on how these four agreements can change your life.
June 21, 2021
Episode 002 - Who Are You
Who are you?  Are you the negative thoughts that you have been conditioned to believe by the input from others?  If so, how do you replace those thoughts with positive truths?  Join me for this podcast to find out. Mindful Montana Wellness is a mental health podcast hosted by Deborah Horton, M.Ed., LCPC, LPSC, NCC
April 10, 2021
A Different Truth
Mindful Montana Wellness Podcast hosted by clinical professional counselor Deborah Horton, M.Ed., LCPC, LPSC, NCC - Mindful options to help change your life one word at a time.
March 26, 2021