Social distancing is a new reality for us. There is a lot to learn about this new way of being. Simply staying socially connected can become a major challenge. As an extrovert, I have been craving social get-togethers, going out to eat with friends, big family gatherings, and even going to work to be around […]
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Today, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, a pandemic. COVID-19 has a lot of people scared, and understandably so. Here’s a little about what we can all do to respond our fear: Take care of your health. Don’t go places when you are sick. Reduce the people that you are […]
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Snow day! Here in the Midwest, we are experiencing a record-breaking amount of school cancellations due to weather. It is fun to have an occasional random day to stay home and relax. However, weekly snow days – sometimes more than one per week – can make it difficult for children to be ready to learn […]
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Body image concerns are a part of today’s culture. Many of us have struggled with not liking what we see in the mirror at times. A recent survey showed that 90% of college age women and 80% college age men report having a poor body image. Below are some suggestions which may aid with keeping a stronger […]
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There are ways to make the most of the winter months! Making time inside enjoyable for you and your loved ones. Let’s get Creative!
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The holidays are coming…. When you hear that phrase, does it strike fear and panic? Does it remind you of family stress? Or does it bring up warm memories of time with your family, eating pie or other goodies in front of a warm fire? If you are like most people, you probably have mixed […]
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Emotional regulation seems like a complicated process. But in fact, it is something that we all use every day. Consider these examples where self-regulation may be helpful: Situation 1: You are driving home from work, and a car cuts you off in traffic, proceeding to drive very slowly in the lane in front of you. You are frustrated […]
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Self-compassion is an important part of parenting children and adolescents. A few years ago, the Washington Post published an article called “Teaching Children Self-Compassion by Modeling it Ourselves” by Mandy Lange. The article addresses the idea that children learn how to respond to their difficulties, stressors, and mistakes through their own experiences, and through what […]
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Music is powerful Music has existed from the earliest of times to the streaming services of today. Many of us can think of a song connected to something important in our lives. It could a vacation, a fun day with friends, or graduation. When we hear that song again, it often brings back memories of people, events, and […]
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The snow is melting and we can breathe in the fresh air once again. It’s a time for new beginnings, renewal, fresh energy, cleansing, and new habits. The natural world around us is going through a change and we can also go through some internal changes with it.
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Art is often used in psychotherapy to explore and process emotions. Different from art therapy, the use of art in psychotherapy is one tool that therapists often use with both children and adults. Here are some benefits of using art in therapy…
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It can be overwhelming and confusing when you are the victim of name-calling. This article helps you to better understand and respond.
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