3 Summer Self-Care Strategies

June 15, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

What are some self-care activities to support our overall wellness during the hot summer months? Staying hydrated, using sunscreen and avoiding heat exhaustion is a great place to start! Stay hydrated. Our bodies are 70% water. Besides oxygen, water is the most important thing our bodies need. Water is required for the digestion and absorption … Read More

Changing Your Mood and Life By Writing

May 17, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Last year, an article in the Star Tribune on January 19th caught my eye. As someone who has long kept personal diaries, I often wondered if the negative beliefs I had written about myself over those agonizing junior and high school years could have been rewritten to more satisfying conclusions about myself. Those diaries were … Read More

9 Reasons to Play

May 3, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

When was the last time you actually played? You know, the kind of play we did as children–running, jumping, loudly singing, swinging our arms, using our imaginations to make up silly games. That kind of play. We used to spend countless hours losing ourselves in playtime and our parents often had to remind us to … Read More

Learning to Live with Chronic Pain

April 6, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I joined the ranks of those who have had joint replacement, two hips in fact, over two years ago. I developed arthritis in both hips after a horseback riding fall in 2010. My friends and family noticed a change in my mood, locomotion, concentration and energy long before I was ready to concede I needed … Read More

Health is a Journey

March 8, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Too often, we think of health–whether mental, physical or emotional–as a static state. Once we lose weight, attain sobriety, return from the throes of depression, anxiety, addiction or some other illness to a manageable state, we believe we won’t have to worry anymore or continue to manage our health. We believe our problem will remain … Read More

Man’s Best Friend (And Therapist)

January 29, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Every other Saturday at the Calli Institute in Maple Grove, Otis greets patients at the door and offers support and attentive listening during therapy sessions. As the official Calli Institute therapy dog, Otis has worked side-by-side with his owner and boss, therapist Cathy Malmon, LICSW, LMFT since the mental health clinic opened its doors in … Read More

Changing your Mood and Life-By Writing.

July 14, 2015By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

An article I had seen in the Star Tribune this winter had caught my eye. As someone who has long kept personal diaries, I often wondered if the negative beliefs I had written about myself those agonizing years in junior and senior high could have been written to more satisfying conclusions about myself. Those diaries … Read More

Wouldn’t it be great…..

November 23, 2014By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

If some of life’s lessons could be as simple as changing a light bulb? Sometimes you can do it by yourself and sometimes you need someone to steady the ladder. Relationships can be those ladders.

Why? When? How?

October 25, 2014By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Why do we hear more about tragedies, trauma and crisis on an every day, unrelenting basis? When will we begin to become calloused and indifferent to the sadness and the emotional pain? How can we change the tide? For help with making changes and dealing with every day journeys and those above and beyond, contact … Read More