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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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Bullying in the workplace can involve yelling.

Bullying In The Workplace

When there is bullying in the workplace, it can be diffcult to thrive. If you or someone you know is coping with a bully, you know how difficult it can be. But there are some failsafe responses and actions that you can take when a person is bullying you. Help is available. Kendall Van Blarcom

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Some find positive connection between mental health and religion.

Mental Health and Religion

It is common for individuals to explore the relationship between mental health and religion. Linked to our desire as human beings to understand our lives, religion and spirituality are a strong foundation for many. Spirituality can be an individual system of beliefs, while religion is often connected to a larger community, an organization. There can

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Economy and finances can impact decisions on choosing a counselor.

The State of the Economy and Choosing a Counselor

When people are worried about the economy and their personal finances, it influences their decisions. It is important to prioritize self care, which means taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Are You Worried About the Economy? If you are concerned about how gas prices, the price of groceries, medical costs, insurance premiums, mortgage

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Woman balancing social distancing and mental health.

Social Distancing and Mental Health

If you have not been spending time with friends and family, you may be wondering about the relationship between social distancing and mental health. It is normal to feel frightened and anxious when there is a lack of control. The important thing is to connect with others in new ways and be aware of possible

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Talking over issues with an online counselor.

6 Reasons to Choose an Online Counselor

There are many terms connected to working with an online counselor. Some refer to online sessions as distance counseling or telehealth. Talking to an online coach or counselor is a way to connect with another person, to have a personal confidant that can help you through life situations. It’s an experience that has led to

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Simple things bring joy to life.

Remember to Enjoy Simple Things

There are times when life is difficult. And when things are hard, it can be helpful to remind yourself to enjoy the simple things in life. If you feel overwhelmed, with everything on the news or with issues in your personal life, focusing on positives is a way to lift your spirts and reduce feelings

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Woman on phone participating in talk therapy.

Would You Like To Talk About Talk Therapy?

Have you heard about talk therapy? Many find it is helpful to talk through issues that are bother them. It helps to clarify your thoughts, and can be an opportunity to see difficulties in a new light. What Is Talk Therapy? Talk therapy is an old concept that has been repackaged. It is broadly defined

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A woman with her dog demonstrating pets help to alleviate stress.

Pets Can Help Alleviate Stress

As animal lovers know, there are many benefits to having a pet. While it is true that pets can help alleviate stress, they are also a responsibility. If you are considering getting a pet, talk to a personal support coach about what you are expecting and how to choose the right pet for you and

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Family is a core value for many.

Have You Defined Your Values Lately?

When you define your values, it is easier to understand yourself, your unique talents, and how to prioritize your time. With focus, you can take steps to understand your values on your own. But, if you would like to talk over your experiences and learn about additional tools to improve your life, connect with a

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Woman does yoga to reduce stress.

How to Live in Our Changing World

We all know that change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it is easy for us to understand or embrace a changing world. It can be scary and upsetting. Some individuals find themselves not wanting to go outside. Others may discover they have different views than someone close to them, a situation that can lead

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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)


Please note: I do not offer the services of a virtual counselor, therapist or geriatric psychologist. Online personal consulting is not intended to take the place of traditional face-to-face therapy, clinical assessment or treatment.

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