• A graphic illustration of a figure walking a tightrope above a vibrant, stylized landscape at sunset, holding a heart in one hand and a compass in the other, symbolizing the balance of emotional autonomy and the journey of navigating personal feeling

    Embrace Your Emotional Autonomy: How to Navigate Emotional Regulation and Self-Support in Relationships

    In the realm of relationships, mastering emotional regulation and self-support isn’t just beneficial—it’s essential for nurturing healthy, satisfying connections with both others and yourself. As someone deeply committed to understanding and managing your emotional landscape, you’ve likely recognized the transformative impact of emotional autonomy. Through personal exploration and expert insights, you’ve discovered ways to handle…

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  • Set your environment up to have good sleep

    What are some ways you create a healthy routine for good sleep?

    I try to stay off of my phone before I am trying to go to sleep because otherwise I will be on my phone for hours and then realize that it is going to affect how I feel in the morning. I am mindful of how my thoughts might feel like they need to keep…

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  • Mountain or Beach? Where would you vacation?

    Mountain or the beach? Where would you vacay?

    I love the beach and mountains, but I would prefer to be at the beach because it calms my mind and gives me the space to relax in warm weather. ~ Michael Oberle, NCC, LMHCA Mountain or beach? Why not both? When being in the mountains, I’ve felt wonder of how these massive, breathtaking vistas…

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  • Embracing Emotional Abundance in Relationships

    Navigating emotions within relationships can often feel like finding your way through a complex maze without guidance. As a therapist, trauma survivor, and polyamory advocate, I’ve come to understand the critical importance of not merely managing but fully embracing our emotional landscapes. Our emotions, with their vast and varied depths, present an unparalleled opportunity for…

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  • A peaceful group in a park at sunset, holding signs of unity, with a globe center, in a vibrant election color scheme.

    Since it’s an election year, what is one strategy you suggest people try to stay grounded during this time?

    Be aware of how you set the tone for each day. When we start our day watching/listening to the news we can set a precedent for the day that is rooted in fear or anxiety. Be informed on what is going on, but limiting the amount of time and focus dedicated to what exactly we…

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  • Learning the Delicate Dance of I-ness and We-ness in Polyamorous Relationships

    Why do I call polyamory an adventure? Often this question finds its way to me, and the answer lies in embracing life’s complexities in love and relationships, particularly in the context of polyamorous relationships. For me, polyamory isn’t about being an exotic creature different from monogamous individuals. Like everyone else, we do laundry, we go…

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  • Unveiling Love Beyond Exclusivity: A Voyage from Monogamy to Open Exploration

    As you sit alone on the couch a looming silence envelops the room, each tick of the clock echoing through the emptiness. It’s a scenario you and your partner discussed, analyzed from every angle, and yet the reality of it gnaws at you, curling around your thoughts like a persistent vine. Your partner is out…

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  • Our Newest Counselor – Dan Bowes!

    During the pandemic, we added a new counselor! Soaring Heart Counseling is thrilled to welcome a new member to our team, Dan Bowes! Recently we spent some time getting to know him with some questions that many counseling clients wonder but may not think to ask. Getting to Know Dan Bowes, NCC, LMHCA! Not immediately,…

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  • Quarantine Blues: What We Know

    You’re not imagining it – this is unnatural. As a species, humans survived by banding together. Dealing with a crisis like COVID-19 in social isolation runs counter to your essential human wiring. It simply doesn’t make sense to the parts of your psyche that are in charge of your personal survival. According to the New…

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