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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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Older couple looking at water and thinking of senior living accommodations.

Three Types of Senior Living Accommodations

Many men and women who are fifty-five or older begin to consider senior living accommodations. After all, it makes sense if you are looking into downsizing from a family home. There are a variety of senior living accommodations available. Talking through your options with a personal counselor can be helpful. Senior Living Accommodations and Your

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Socializing is also a component of seniors and psychosocial health.

Seniors and Psychosocial Health

Too often, the well being of older adults is overlooked. When professionals talk about seniors and psychosocial health, they are referring to the four components everyone needs to be healthy and content. The components of psychosocial health include emotional, mental, social, and spiritual. When a person goes to their annual physical, it is gratifying to

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While there is joy, there are also retirement challenges for seniors.

12 Retirement Challenges for Seniors

There are many retirement challenges for seniors. After all, there are a lot of changes that take place when someone moves into their retirement years. But few people truly understand all of the challenges a senior faces when they decide to leave their work years behind. But how do we avoid these challenges, and what

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Depression may contribute to baby boomers and a rising suicide rate.

Baby Boomers and a Rising Suicide Rate

A demographic group, the baby boom generation is often defined as the group of individuals born from 1946 to 1964. Unfortunately, there has been data citing baby boomers and a rising suicide rate. If you or someone in your life is struggling, seek help. There are people who are available to talk through issues. You can

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Prescriptions can be part of rising healthcare costs

Living Longer and Rising Healthcare Costs

As men and women retire from their jobs or previous lifestyles, they often are not thinking of rising healthcare costs. Instead, they are looking at brochures and catalogs that show pictures of beautiful resorts, cruises, and ways for seniors to explore new opportunities now that they have more time on their hands. While living longer

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There is a beneficial relationship between psychology and telehealth.

Psychology and Telehealth

Telehealth is a way for individuals to access care and advice from a professional through electronic communication. If you have a personal problem, you can connect with counselors or therapists through phone calls and online platforms. Many benefit from the popularity of psychology and telehealth. Talking with a personal counselor is a path to alleviating

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There are things you can do when your best friend irritates you.

Things You Can Do When Your Best Friend Irritates You

Does your best friend have bad behavior that you’d like to correct? There are things you can do when your best friend irritates you. Developing communication skills could be part of the solution. Remember, your best friend might not realize their behavior is annoying. Respect yourself and develop healthy boundaries. #1 Handling Feelings of Disrespect

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Reframe past experiences and develop future joy.

How to Reframe Past Experiences

Many people find themselves thinking about past events. And when recollections bring them pain, it can be helpful to work through and reframe past experiences. After all, when past pain lives within a person, it can damage their self-esteem and impact their day-to-day life. Talking with a personal counselor can provide relief. Making changes to

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Woman holding head due to emotional overload.

Are You On Emotional Overload?

Trying to describe emotional overload leads to different responses from different people. If you feel stressed and overwhelmed, help is available. While some say we’re never given more than we can handle, there is no need to suffer alone. Indicators of Emotional Overload Stress can lead to people pulling away from friends and family. Do

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A man discussing physchology and mental health issues.

Psychology and Mental Health

In order to enjoy a balanced, healthy life, it is important to prioritize mental health. Psychology and mental health are connected, but a person’s emotional and social life need to be considered as well. While job loss and relationship breakups can lead to difficulties, many mental health issues are connected to more than one event.

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Van Blarcom Consulting Mission Statement

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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