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If you are looking for guest blogging opportunities, submit your blog post to write for us. Founded by Kendall Van Blarcom, Van Blarcom Consulting is based in California. We provide personal consulting to over 1,000 clients around the world. Counseling remotely is a proactive way to reach seniors and individuals who are housebound. Van Blarcom …

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How to deal with confrontation when you want to change doctors.

Firing Your Doctor: Is It Time? (And How to Deal With the Confrontation)

Many of us don’t know how to deal with confrontation, especially when it involves authority figures. Because of this, it can be difficult to change doctors, even when you know in your gut it is the right thing to do. How do you know if it’s time to switch? A lot of doctors are facing …

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Help is available when facing divorce after a long marriage.

What to Do When Facing Divorce After a Long Marriage

If you are wondering how couples manage divorce after a long marriage, you are not alone. While many assume that couples who have been together for decades will stay together, the reality is midlife splits are common. When an individual feels their marriage is empty, they could decide it is time take their life in …

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Self care tips for the sandwich generation

5 Sanity-Saving Self Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Many of you are members of what is referred to as the sandwich generation, meaning you are caring for children, or grandchildren, on one side and aging parents on the other. If this is true for you, you may benefit from a few self care tips. After all, you may be anxious and overtired as …

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Explore the connections between memories and stress.

Connections Between Memory and Stress

Most people have heard that stress can have a negative impact, but it is common to dismiss the connections between memory and stress and only attribute the downsides of stress with physical health changes. In reality, stress over long periods of time can also result in memory issues for individuals. This has been seen in …

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An online personal support service can help you improve your life.

Learn More About My Online Personal Support Service

Online and phone consultation appointments have grown in recent years. An online personal support service is a convenient and easy way to begin the healing process from the comfort and privacy of your own home. More and more people have become accustomed to interacting with technology. If this is true for your or someone you …

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Healthy seniors prioritize staying active.

The Four Habits of Happy, Healthy Seniors

Individuals approach health maintenance in different ways. While everyone understands that dental check-ups and physicals are important for healthy seniors, some older adults are not participating in nourishing daily habits. Optimal health means staying healthy throughout your life. But even if you were not gentle to your body in your youth, know there is still …

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Home Instead of Senior Care

Choosing Your Home Instead of Senior Care

If you are an older adult, or caring for an aging senior, the topic of home instead of senior care has likely come up. But, you don’t have to move to an assisted living facility to get the care needed. There are ways to get help with personal issues, meals, and medication while still living …

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Learn ways to reduce your risk of a stroke.

Ways To Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

Are you seeking ways to reduce your risk of a stroke? A stroke happens when an area of your brain experiences interrupted or reduced blood flow, resulting in a loss of oxygen and nutrients to brain tissue in that area. Strokes are serious medical emergencies that can be life threatening.  If you are ready to …

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Learn how to deal with anxiety confidentially.

As a Senior, Do You Know How to Deal with Anxiety, Depression?

One thing I’ve noticed over my years as a therapist and personal consultant is how many seniors have a hard time asking for help for personal problems. People at every age are unsure of how to deal with anxiety, and this can be particularly true of older adults who were raised to be self-sufficient and …

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Steps you can take to silence your inner critic.

5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic

It is an unfortunate reality that many engage in negative self-talk, but there are ways to silence your inner critic. After all, if there was a friend in your life who continually pointed out your faults, you wouldn’t want to spend time with them anymore, right? Friends should buoy one another, and self-talk should also …

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Steps to take when it feels like everyone else is happy.

Managing Woe When It Feels Like Everyone Else is Happy

When it feels like everyone else is happy except you, it can be difficult to know where to turn. The term depression is frequently used, some use it to describe temporary sadness associated with an isolated event while others are coping with debilitating pain. For some, depression is a major disorder that can impair one’s

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Keep your mind sharp by playing and listening to music.

Can Music Help Me Stay Sharp?

Listening and playing music is enjoyable and has real benefits. Studies have shown that music can improve mood and memory while reducing pain and anxiety. Music stimulates the brain and can be a useful tool to keep your mind sharp and maintain mental alertness. If you are a senior or older adult seeking ways to

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Steps to stress-free parenting

Advice for Stress-Free Parenting

Stress-free parenting isn’t easy. After all, being a parent has many joys but it can also be difficult. Youngsters can be demanding, and they have a lot of energy. But remember, it’s your priority to make sure they’re safe, fed, and have a roof over their heads. Thinking about your actions is important, because you

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5 Tips for Avoiding Senior Fraud

Unfortunately, senior fraud exists. It happens when an older adult is convinced to relinquish their assets to another person. Sometimes it is a stranger, but there are even examples of family members taking advantage of the senior citizens in their lives.  There has been progress as regulators and legislators have taken note of senior fraud.

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Coping with Nervousness

Are you stressed and anxious on a regular basis but you aren’t sure why? There are ways to handle negative feelings rather than denying or running away from them. You don’t have to let stress control your existence. A personal counselor can help. Steps to Coping with Nervousness Anxieties are inevitable. When you are confronted with

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Sometimes the best thing to do is to say goodbye to an unhealthy relationship.

Saying Goodbye to Unhealthy Relationships

Not every relationship is meant to last forever. There are times when the best thing we can do for ourselves is to say goodbye to an unhealthy relationship. If you feel like you are constantly monitoring your behavior or you are investing a lot of emotions into another person and getting little in return, it

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Many experience anxiety during tax season.

Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season

Do you experience anxiety during tax season? If so, you’re not alone. Many feel stressed as they gather documents and receipts. Then, more anxiety looms when you have to sit down and actually figure out your taxes before the April deadline. Anxiety can lead to a number of health problems and issues. To effectively eradicate

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Games are one of the many ways to stay engaged while at home.

Ways to Stay Engaged While at Home

Sometimes, due to circumstances, location, or health, older adults choose to forgo outings. If you are spending a lot of time within your own house or apartment, you may be looking for ways to stay engaged while at home.  After all, community connections are important at every age. Engaging with your community can enhance your

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Outlining a budget can help to reduce economic anxiety.

Are You a Senior Experiencing Economic Anxiety?

Many struggle with economic anxiety. After all, seniors see the reality of their work years ending. This can be difficult if you are not earning a sufficient income or if you are living on a fixed income from Social Security or retirement accounts. In these situations, individuals begin to worry they will outlive their savings.

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Today's seniors are a growing population.

A New Look at Today’s Seniors

The population of America is aging. According to one report, 10,000 adults hit their 65-year-old birthday every day. It is estimated that by the year 2050 the U.S. senior population will be over 20%. With such a large and growing population, it makes sense that today’s seniors are different than seniors of the past.  Some

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To provide improved mental health support for seniors, education, and motivation to individuals having difficulty with life’s challenges, and to empower them to turn their life around so they can improve it with positive changes that will greatly influence their thoughts, feelings, and actions for the rest of their life.

Kendall E. Van Blarcom, Psy.M. Licensed Psychotherapist (Retired)


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