Reducing Stress

Positive Psychology

Why You Shouldn’t Totally Write Off 2020 Each one of us has at some point acknowledged that 2020 was really a dumpster fire of a year. There is no getting around the fact that the pandemic affected us all, among other global and national challenges that need no repeating for the millionth time here. But…

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Is Therapy Right For You?

What even is therapy? At its core, therapy is a time set aside for you to talk to an unbiased observer about things going on in your life. The goal is often to improve or maintain a current level of functioning. Anyone can benefit from therapy if they want to work on themselves. Therapy allows…

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Exercises in Self-Control

Letting Go of Control: Being in control of your life may seem like an endless battle. It can be difficult to feel in control when so much of life may be out of your power. You may be experiencing family conflict in your home, a job loss, illness or other events that leave you feeling…

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It’s 2021…Now What?

Welcome to 2021 2020 was, to continue the overuse of the word, unprecedented. We, as a society, dealt with a worldwide pandemic, economic strife, political and social unrest, natural disasters, and many other smaller scale and personal events. A lot of these events caused distress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Throughout the year, it seems as…

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Let’s Talk About Apps

It is nearly impossible to stay current on all the apps that are presently available, let alone keep up on what is trendy, but “being in the know” is one way to protect your children online.  As we continue our social media blog series, let’s tackle getting familiar with the apps and platforms teens and children…

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Limit or Permit?: A Parents’ Guide for Monitoring Social Media

The existence of the Internet has only complicated things. As Internet usage continues to prevail in our everyday lives, every parent struggles to determine what is appropriate for their kids. Many question when to give their kids privacy and when to intervene. It’s impossible to predict when social media use is going to be helpful…

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A Simple Mindfulness Exercise to Ease Anxiety

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment without judging the moment or our experience in the moment.   These days, there is certainly no shortage of things to be worried about. When worry becomes overwhelming, it becomes anxiety. Anxiety can easily take over our thoughts and it can even feel like it is…

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Be Informed in a Healthy Way

Would You Like to Hear the Bad News or Bad News First? Everyone likes to be informed. It keeps us aware of what’s happening in the world and lets us discuss current issues with others. However, just as the old proverb assures us, sometimes having no news is good for us. But we have to…

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Managing the Holidays in the Era of COVID 19

It’s November, and with that comes the onset of holiday season anxiety. From interacting with family that we rarely see, to travel stress, this season can be challenging. Add in financial difficulty, mixed with a global pandemic, and we are all in brand new territory. Navigating COVID 19 has been challenging for a variety of…

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How to Set Boundaries in 3 Steps

Personal boundaries are the limits placed between ourselves and others. When we talk about healthy boundaries, we don’t mean rigid ways of shutting people out. We are focused on not stretching ourselves too thin so we can take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. Oftentimes, we suffer due to lack of knowledge on how…

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