Mental Health Moments with Tara

Mental Health Moments with Tara

By Tara Michener
5 minutes that is all you need to be a listener here. In less than 5 minutes you can take a breath and a break and enjoy a bit of knowledge, self-care and more! This podcast is a perfect blend of mental health topics delivered in a conversational and educational way from Tara Michener Licensed Professional Counselor, Author, Speaker and Mom
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What do you do when you don't know what to do?
Sometimes you may not have the answer...is that okay? How do you deal with uncertainty? Let's discuss. 
04:41
March 28, 2020
The Rollercoaster
You know the rollercoaster right? If you don't let's take this ride together and discuss. 
04:49
March 27, 2020
Wellness Writing Prompt
Do you need to write but don't know where to start? Here is a prompt just for you!
04:51
March 26, 2020
Hump Day Self Care Round up
It is the middle of the week and I thought we should talk about some ways to care for YOU!
04:44
March 25, 2020
Concerned for friends of a certain age...
How do you implore those in your network to stay at home when they are the most susceptible? Let's discuss.  
04:37
March 22, 2020
Maintaining a romantic relationship during a pandemic
Have you talked to your significant other about concerns that you have in regards to this pandemic that impact your union? Let's discuss.
04:51
March 21, 2020
Take a Moment for your mental health. Processing the impact of Covid 19
Have you had a moment to take in  how you are feeling that is uninterrupted? Do you feel like you do not have time to cry or grieve because of the fast-paced nature of this pandemic? Take some time to listen and share with those who need to hear this.  
04:44
March 20, 2020
All dressed up and no place to go?
Do you feel like you are stuck in your pajamas for eternity? Do you find it hard to take groom now that our environment has changed? Let's discuss. 
04:34
March 19, 2020
You may not be able to touch but stay in touch
How can you still convey love languages although things are altered because of the pandemic? Let's discuss how to still make sure those you love feel like you want to be social even if you need to be at a physical distance. 
05:01
March 18, 2020
Finding a new normal with routine and schedule in the midst of a pandemic
This is not your normal schedule but it is also not your normal life. Be kind to yourself. We are in the middle of a pandemic. How do you need to adjust and still be careful to allow yourself patience as you navigate this change of life? Let's discuss. 
04:40
March 17, 2020
Online Counseling
Online Counseling can be a good option but is it right for you? During this time of pandemic it has been a big topic. Listen in and tell me what you think. 
05:09
March 16, 2020
Maintaining mental health while social distancing (but what if you are an extrovert) A part 2 in the Coronavirus Support Segment
Yesterday we talked about my collaboration with mrswebersneighborhood.com and how to help you to help your kids. We also talked about maintaining your own mental health. Today we talk about the implications of social distancing and how that might be harder if you are an extrovert. Let's discuss. 
05:06
March 14, 2020
Using questions to understand your anxious thoughts and episodes
Ask yourself the right questions when you feel anxious and capture them this can help so much-let's discuss. 
04:54
March 14, 2020
Taking care of your mental well-being while taking care of kids during the Coronavirus Pandemic Part 1
Are you taking care of kids during this pandemic of Coronavirus? It can be hard to take care of yourself right now. I want to help you. Take a listen. 
04:50
March 13, 2020
Partnering with mrswebersneighborhood.com to keep your kids from being bored during the Coronavirus pandemic
We want to support you during this pandemic! People with children may have to adjust schedules based on school closures and interruptions. I was able to partner with mrswebersneighborhood.com to bring you some tips and encouragement during this time. Lauren Weber is a mom, a blogger and a incredible person who cares about the community. I was able to meet her 1000 years ago at a volunteer event and she is still giving back. Please take time to listen here about her tips for kids boredom but also take a gander at her site! 
04:54
March 13, 2020
A little love note for you
Do you need a love note? This one is from me! share it with someone you care about. 
04:44
March 12, 2020
Spotting Manipulation
Are you being manipulated? Let's look for some signs...
05:03
March 11, 2020
When a friendship dies
It could be a natural drift or something else but it can be hard to manage a dying friendship...let's discuss? 
05:01
March 10, 2020
Family Feuding
Do you have a tough family dynamic? Let's discuss.
04:58
March 9, 2020
Why Career Counseling?
We discuss the value of Career counseling in this episode. Take a listen and remember to share and subscribe. 
05:01
March 9, 2020
Techniques that help with conflict resolution
A few ways to handle conflict and resolve matters in a healthy way...let's discuss!
04:58
March 7, 2020
Let's talk about Comparison
Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others often? This is for you!
04:42
March 6, 2020
Spring Cleaning
What do you need to clean up in preparation for the new season? Let's discuss!
05:03
March 5, 2020
The Art of Unplugging
Do you feel like you are always revved up? Let's take a moment to talk about unplugging to add more balance and less chaos. 
05:05
March 5, 2020
Our Newest Segment: Dissecting of a quote
This segment allows us to dig into a quote and pull out the helpful elements that could be applied to life. 
04:58
March 4, 2020
Mental Health Media Segment: Be Mighty By Jill A. Stoddard
Mental Health Media is a review and overview segment. Take a listen about this book focusing on women and anxiety
04:35
March 3, 2020
What if's versus the What Could Be's
Do you stop yourself from making things happen because you worry about the "what if's" let's talk about this and discover what could be if there was a mindset change.
04:54
March 3, 2020
What should I expect from my counselor?
Some common things to expect from a good therapist....let's discuss. 
04:57
March 2, 2020
Cultivating Your Purpose
Let's discuss purpose today. How can you invest in your own? 
04:46
March 1, 2020
Toxic Positivity vs Validation, listening and inspiring hope
Sometimes we just need to listen. Do you feel the need to add positive sayings when you see sadness? Let's discuss. 
04:55
February 29, 2020
Assess, Audit and Augment Your time
Do you need to review the way that you manage your time? This episode might be helpful with that goal...take a listen and share.  
05:00
February 28, 2020
healthy boundaries vs unhealthy boundaries
This episode looks at two lists. Healthy boundaries are important. Let's take a look at healthy boundaries and also unhealthy ones and see where you are on the scale?  
04:40
February 28, 2020
Cognitive Restructuring
How can you address those unhelpful thoughts that tend to attack your mind? Let's discuss... 
04:54
February 27, 2020
Tools for calming for all ages
Do you need some on the go solutions to calming down and giving your brain a break? Listen up...we are talking about it.
04:56
February 26, 2020
Symptoms and signs to consider...
Are you feeling like certain aspects are reoccurring and you are  wondering if they are serious enough to reach out for help? This episode gives some insight and clarity on what should prompt you to look into things in a deeper way...
04:56
February 26, 2020
Write away your worries activity
This episode features an opportunity for you to utilize a coping skill that is perfect to contain worries and can be used with all age groups. Let's discuss. 
04:54
February 25, 2020
Curious if you should reach out to a counselor
what indicators might be ways to know that professional help is for you? Take a listen to some thoughts on when counseling might be a good route. 
05:02
February 25, 2020
A bit about bullying
Bullying has many characteristics...we take a 5 minutes to dive into a few of them. Take a listen. 
05:01
February 24, 2020
Coping with anger
How do you manage anger? How do you help your kid to feel it but not be hurt by it? Let's discuss. 
05:07
February 24, 2020
Let's communicate assertively not accusingly
How do you go about confrontation? Let's talk about some techniques that may help.
05:00
February 21, 2020
What is the difference between a friend and a therapist?
Talk is talk right? Nope. Talking to your friend can feel therapeutic...but talking to your therapist is therapist. Listen to hear more about the difference.  
04:38
February 21, 2020
Resources for crisis
Sometimes we don't think about crisis until we are in it. I hope these resources help to build up your prevention and emergency toolbox. 
05:03
February 20, 2020
Introducing Self-care round-up
This is a new segment that I am introducing that allows me to check in with you on what I have done this week for self-care and also it gives you the listener an opportunity to tell me what you have already done for yourself to embrace self-care. The goal is inspiration, accountability and a shared connection to motivate each other to stay focused on our needs. What have you done this week to care for yourself? Take a listen to what I did! 
04:31
February 20, 2020
A bit about intakes
If you are planning to see a therapist you are planning to have an intake. Let's talk about a few things to expect. 
05:04
February 20, 2020
How long does therapy take anyway?
Are you curious about the number of sessions that you need? Let's talk about it!
05:03
February 19, 2020
6 Pick Me Ups to brighten your day!
Do you need to have a quick list of pick-me ups? Take a listen and take notes!
05:00
February 19, 2020
That's A Good Question Answered by Mia Reid, MA, LCMHC, LLPC
What do you love the most about being a therapist? I asked Mia Reid this question and she gave an answer! Are you curious? You should be! Take a listen and be sure to review, share, subscribe and support!  Welcome Mia!
04:30
February 18, 2020
Let's Welcome Mia Reid (That's A Good Question Bio and intro)
Mia Reid, MA, LCMHC, LLPC is someone who I think that listeners will be happy to learn more about. In this segment I give an introduction of my knowledge of Mia and the energy that she brings to our profession of therapy. 
04:23
February 18, 2020
That's a Good Question Introduction
A new segment is coming... 
04:24
February 17, 2020
A few thoughts on investing in you
How often do you place value on investing in yourself? Are there things that you can begin doing on a regular basis that helps you to get to the next level in your life? Do you need to read more? Find a passion project? Utilize a community resource more often? Listen and share your thoughts with me after you take in the idea of investing in yourself. What are you now inspired to do? 
04:49
February 15, 2020
Gaslighting
Have you heard of the term gaslighting before? It involves heavy manipulation and is something that can make you second guess yourself. Take a listen. See if you have heard anyone using these tactics in your own life. 
04:52
February 15, 2020
Getting closer to your passion
Your passion is there for a reason...but how close are you to actually achieving it? This episode explores how you can gain clarity and pathways by visualizing , asking the right questions and using clarified thinking to help you to get to the action stage of accomplishing your passion.  
04:48
February 14, 2020
A few thoughts on De-escalating
Have you ever had a situation occur where you needed to gain composure and ground yourself? Have you ever needed to help someone else to gain a sense of calm? This podcast episode is a good start for you to gain some tips to help.   
04:57
February 14, 2020
Accountability Partners
Do you need someone to hold you accountable? Can you do the same for someone else? You might find that having a person in your life to help you to avoid the obstacles that get in your way of success is helpful. Take a listen, share and review. Your thoughts are valuable.  
04:50
February 13, 2020
A meeting with yourself
Have you considered having a meeting with you? A meeting before you put on many hats before your board meeting or your interview...take a moment. Check in. What needs to happen? What priority needs to be put on the top and what extra needs to be eliminated? Let's discuss it. Take a listen.
04:52
February 13, 2020
CLUTTER RECOVERY
If you feel like you need more than five minutes to get a hold of your clutter-do not worry. This subject matter will be discussed a lot but in 5 minute segments of course because this is what we do here. Take a second and listen. My goal is to encourage you and empower you that simple steps like writing down your problem areas when it comes to clutter will help you to tame your space and free up mental space at the same time. Remember to review!  
04:53
February 12, 2020
Examine your thoughts
Sometimes your day may take you by storm and it can be tough to even know what is happening inside of your mind. Take some time to listen to this episode that focuses on listening to the thinking patterns that naturally happen inside of your head.  
04:29
February 11, 2020
Making the most of platonic celebrations this Valentines Day
It is not necessary to have a romantic partner to celebrate Valentines Day. Think about giving your friends a bit of affection through cards or thoughtful gestures-let's discuss more after you take a listen! 
04:29
February 10, 2020
Too much sorry
Are you finding yourself constantly saying... "I'm sorry"? This podcast episode is for you! 
04:30
February 9, 2020
Navigating the mental health opportunity for travel
Do you need a vacation? Let's discuss the best way to plan that makes things less stressful and more doable. This is all about your mental health and figuring out the in's and out's of travel should make your journey more complete. Do you like what you hear? Become a supporter at only .99 per month! 
05:02
February 9, 2020
Mental Health Moments with Tara Trailer
Do you love listening to podcast but you find that you do not ever have enough time to finish the episodes? This is the right podcast for you to subscribe to! Mental Health Moments with Tara is a 5 minute podcast and chock full of info about mental health, self-care, relationships and more. Take the time to listen, share, support and respond. This is time encapsulated just for you!  
01:10
February 8, 2020
How does representation tie into mental health?
We use this episode to talk about the tie-in with mental health and representation. If you feel seen that is a good start to feeling heard and ultimately feeling healthy. Listen in and give your thoughts on this five minute talk that should make you consider how mental health is a big part of who you are. 
05:02
February 8, 2020
Valentines Day is here and you are going through a break-up
Do you see others around you taking in the Valentines energy as you struggle through the loss of a relationship? It can be hard but let's discuss?  
04:33
February 8, 2020
Celebrating you for Valentines Day
Valentines Day is a big deal for some but for others it can be a dreaded day. I am addressing ways to make this heartfelt celebration positive and healthy in this podcast by using tips to give yourself some extra compassion, love and care. 
04:41
February 8, 2020
Choosing the right podcast schedule for your mental health
Do you ever think about podcast listening as a self-care ritual? We talk about that here! Selecting the right schedule, subject matter and subscriptions to make your day, your week or your month a bit better is a good method to healthy information and distraction. Take a listen and be sure to share.
04:46
February 8, 2020
Curious about a health problem? Look into a proper rule out
Tara Michener uses this episode to talk about the importance of ruling out persistent health issues. There are times when resolve happens when a second opinion and various appointments are involved. Take a listen and come up with your own solutions to navigate the opportunity to optimize your own health. 
04:39
January 27, 2020
Developing a Strong purpose by evaluating your stressors
Tara Michener is talking to you about your purpose! What has been on your to-do list? Once you figure it out ask yourself if it should be on your list or if it adds to your purpose. This is what today's podcast episode is all about. Take 5 minutes and listen to a few ways to help you get closer to your purpose. 
04:29
January 26, 2020
Making time for reflection
This episode is all about carving out a bit of time to reflect and think through your past. Victories, Defeats and everything in between needs proper time to process but it is easy to forget just how to do that. We talk a bit about journaling, meditating and making time to allow reflection to be a priority.  
04:46
January 21, 2020
The Mental Health Aspect of Relocation
Can moving be stressful? Yes. Let's discuss the aspects of grieving the familiar and gaining acceptance of the new.  
04:22
January 16, 2020
Finding a therapist
Exploring niche, the right questions and your first consultation with a mental health professional.
04:26
January 14, 2020
Gratitude Exercises
There are many ways to celebrate gratitude-let's talk about some ideas that can work for you!
04:36
January 13, 2020
Planning your mental health day
What exactly is a mental health day and how do you plan it? Stay tuned-we will discuss! 
04:34
January 12, 2020
Mental Health Media
This segment focuses on books, movies, shows and other media related content. Today we discussed Shine-On With Reese Witherspoon. Take a listen! 
04:36
January 11, 2020
Try a self-care Saturday
Take some time and make a Saturday all about your self-care. It does not have to be expensive but it can be a healthy habit to add to your toolbox. 
04:48
January 11, 2020
Grief changes shape but it does not go away
The process of grieving is different for different people. As long as it is healthy there is no right or wrong way...take a listen to the discussion on this topic that is hard to navigate for many of us. 
04:54
January 11, 2020
Confrontation
Do you need to confront someone? Let's talk about some ways to help you do it in the right way!
04:50
January 10, 2020
Journaling a expression of you
Journaling is a good way to find clarity, to connect with your inner thoughts and to cope! Join in and hear more about it!
04:50
January 10, 2020
To forgive or not to forgive that is the question
Forgiveness is something that is important to be explored. Let's talk about how we can identify our own relationship with apologies, forgiveness and reconciliation and what that means to us.  
04:56
January 10, 2020
Burnout is real...are you a candidate?
In this episode we explore burnout and some simple ways to assess and determine ideas to reduce the impact of it in our lives. 
04:51
January 10, 2020
Saying NO!
Let's talk about saying NO! It can be so hard to say but so freeing. Believe me? Find out more by listening. Remember to share with a friend. 
04:58
January 10, 2020
Capturing your thoughts
Our thoughts can run wild...let's talk about how to tame them. Processing our thoughts and focusing on positivity can make a huge difference in protecting our mental space.  
04:56
January 10, 2020
Feelings Identification
Do you ever wonder what you are feeling? Put a name to it! Listen up and let's explore together what feelings identification is and how you can get started. 
04:42
January 10, 2020
2020 Goal Setting Being Specific
When we set goals for the year it is easy to do what we have always done...but don't you want more? You can't get more without being specific. Give yourself 5 minutes...let's discuss. 
04:51
January 10, 2020
Mental Health Moments With Tara
This is your day to take five minutes or less to add to your mental wellness! In under five minutes you can do a lot. I know that you are busy so let's work on giving you a bite sized boost in your schedule. 
04:39
January 10, 2020