Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Why Self Care is so Important this Holiday Season

Holidays can be wonderful, though a struggle at the same time. Some people don't feel connected to their family. There are also people who...

Am I There Yet? Surviving Major Life Transitions

Do you remember watching those cartoons where the kids were in the back of the car screaming, “Are we there yet?!” This phrase can...

Stop Blaming (Yourself)

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW     In the words of Brene Brown, “Blame is a way we discharge pain. “   We blame others, hurling insults and digging our heels into the cushy comfort of self-righteous indignation. &nbs...
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Seven Ways to be Grateful this Holiday Season

The holiday season is thought of as a time to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. This can be difficult for many people...
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Creating the Spa In Everyday Life

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to spend the day with one of my close friends at a spa. It left all of wishing that it could be a daily indulgence. Although it is unlikely for any of us to relocate to the spa of our choosing permanent...

How to Avoid Being Emotionally Drained by the News

Many of us have ups and downs. We all encounter both good and bad things during the day. Sometimes it can be more of...

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis   The gun violence in Orlando, FL that claimed the lives of 50 people this week, as well as the ongoing epidemic of violent acts on civilians has unsettled many of us. How can we feel safe in the face...

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me   I believe writing this article is similar to writing the directions to solve a Rubik’s cube or giving someone the cheat codes to a complex video game. If you’ve ever used a cheat code or go...

Adult + First Year of College = Stress

By Tamara J. Reeves, Ph.D. You are Not Alone I have been teaching college students for a long time. Two years ago, I made the transition to teaching an entry level course at the University of Phoenix that is designed for new students who have been o...
Moms don't worry

Moms: Don’t Worry So Much

As if that's possible.   But give it a shot, because there's a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that demonstrates that neither the amount of accessible (present but not directly interacting) nor engaged (directly interacting) time tha...

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