Everything listed under: Mary Breshears

  • Understanding Emotion

    Today Stace Huff and Mary Breshears join me for a conversation about emotion. As a guy, I have to confess that I didn’t even know that I had a feeling – except for anger – until I was almost 30 years old. And it still took me another 10 years to figure out what to do with them. So, if you struggle with how to understand, process and manage your emotions – and don’t we all? - then I think you’re going to find today’s show to be very helpful.

    Understanding Emotion

  • 2018 New Year's Resolutions

    Today Stace Huff and Mary Breshears join me for a conversation about New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve struggled to follow through in the past and want to try and do it different this year, then I think that you’re going to find today’s podcast helpful.

    2018 New Year's Resolutions

    If you have a question you'd like to hear our counselors address in a future podcast, send us an e-mail at abby.jay@tapestryassociates.com  

  • Men and Emotion

    Today Mary Breshears and Daniel Peeks join me for an interesting discussion regarding marriage and how men react to their wives when they get emotional.  I think that both men and women will find today's show to be helpful.  

    Men and Emotion

  • Spotlight On: Mary Breshears

    Mary radiates kindness and warmth. She enjoys engaging in conversation with people and values the connections that she creates with these interactions. She describes her childhood home in Columbus, Georgia as supportive. Since summer is her favorite season, she fondly remembers boating, skiing, and hanging out at the lake together with her parents, two older brothers and younger sister.

    Mary’s transition from a small Christian high school to the seemingly enormous campus of UGA was challenging and stretched her in new ways. This experience, while difficult, touched her deeply. She developed fellowship within the Wesley Foundation, and enjoyed singing in the worship band together with Ryan, whom she married after graduation.

    With a degree in middle school education, Mary found herself in the right spot to make a difference as her students developed through the critical life stage of creating their own identity. While she loved learning and sharing new information, she found the duties of classroom management often truncated her opportunity to respond to the emotional content that bubbled just under the surface.

    Counseling felt like a natural step in career progression for Mary. A continuous learner herself, she appreciates the teaching aspect of therapy. She loves watching it click for her clients as she helps them integrate new information and begin to apply the new knowledge to their lives. Mary is touched by her client’s life stories and she finds herself changed through the process of facilitating change.

    Mary has a heart for working with women. She is gifted in helping adolescent, college-aged, and young adult women manage their life transitions. Her authentic style guides her as she walks alongside women through life stages including new relationships, marriages, and motherhood; as well as new careers, and shifting family dynamics. Mary offers tender insights as she brilliantly makes sense of things that at first glance seem meaningless.

    Mary fosters her creativity through home design, cooking, and fashion. She enjoys exploring flavor and texture as she concocts original dishes to be enjoyed by Ryan and their two children, Lily Kate and Noah. Her hospitality shines as she generously hosts family and friends in her lovely home. A fashionista and foodie at heart, Mary can be spotted around town wearing fun and chic new trends while trying new restaurants or visiting old favorites.

  • Family Fun in Marietta

     My family and I have spent this past year putting down roots in Marietta.  While for us, our enjoyment of this community is mostly about the people we do life with here, the town itself has so much to offer. Here are some of our favorite things to do as a family in Marietta.

    Marietta Square:

     If you enjoy music, you may enjoy Tuesday nights at the square when people gather outside the Australian Bakery Café on South Park Square for a bluegrass jam session. It’s fun to sit outside at one of the nearby restaurants and listen from 7 to 9PM as small clusters of musicians form to play their instruments. Or you could always join in! For more information and visit Australianbakerycafe.com

    On the last Friday night of the month you can bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the free outdoor concert at Glover Park. This fun family activity runs from April through September, and you can learn more about it at Marietta.com/glover-park-concert-series.

    Weekends are especially enjoyable at the square in the summer with the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9 to 12 and Sundays from 12 to 3. We love sampling the goat cheese and picking up local honey  from nearby farmers.  More information on vendors and season of operation is at mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

    Nearby trails for hiking, walking and biking:

    Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a great place for a family hike. For a more leisurely stroll or bike ride, I love Cochran Shoals. Located just outside I-285, Cochran Shoals offers 3.1 miles of running/biking trails that run along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. My kids love to venture down to the banks of the river to throw rocks, and to explore some of the tributary trails that branch off from the wide main path.  This trail also connects to Sope Creek and Columns Drive.  Be prepared to pay the $3 parking fee. To see a map of the trails, visit atlantatrails.com.