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Waiting on the Unknown

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The past month has been a difficult and scary time to say the least. As we are entering in our second month of COVID-19, it can seem like our current situation is endless. Everyone has made drastic changes: From how or if we are working, staying at home, and distancing ourselves from friends and families. […]

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“You’re Not Working from Home, You’re Home Working Through a Pandemic.”

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This quote has been my mantra during this unpresented time of COVID-19. Every time I feel unmotivated, I remember this quote. Every time I reach for that extra cookie or pack of fruit snacks, I remind myself of this quote. For many of us right now there’s a pressure to continue life and work as […]

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How to be a Good Friend

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Friends are important. Especially when you are in your pre-teenage and teenage years friendships can become a vital social connection and place to safety figure out who you want to become. Listen and empathize—Ask about what is going on in the other person’s life and listen when they share. It’s important to try and empathize […]

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Comparing Yourself To Others

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On social media, I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting how they are spending their time at home. There are posts like workout videos, cooking new recipes, deep cleaning and organizing, and trying new hobbies. It is wonderful seeing people trying to make the best of a scary and uncertain situation. We should be […]

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Daily Mental Health Maintenance

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Big changes start with small steps. Daily mental health check-ins are small, but essential steps for maintaining wellbeing and balance. Mental health check-ins are not mental health assessments or diagnostic tools, but rather a moment to collect your thoughts and ask yourself how you are doing; that includes mentally, physically and spiritually. Here is the […]

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What I Have Learned While Sheltering in Place

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Throughout our time staying in to flatten the curve, I’ve had the opportunity to pause and reflect on what I have learned during this time. Connection is key – Humans find meaning and joy through connection, we thrive when we​ maintain positive relationships. When asked to reflect on a joyful memory from the past, it […]

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Tele Play Therapy – How Could This Work?

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Covid-19 has plunged the world into a period of unknowns.  Our sense of what is normal has been completely turned upside down and some days, it’s difficult to know what day of the week it actually is.  In the world of mental health, we have been forced into the relatively new world of Telehealth.  While […]

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How to Talk to Kids About Vaping

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Use of JUUL and other highly addictive e-cigarettes is skyrocketing among young people. Doctors advise parents to start by educating themselves, so they know what they’re talking about going in, and to take an inquisitive and curious approach to what their teen’s experience is. The most important thing is keeping it as a dialogue. Declarative […]

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Continuing or Starting Counseling During COVID19

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Social distancing and stay at home orders during the COVID19 pandemic can make life feel foreign, scary, and weird. Like most of us, you may be thinking you had a lot of life stressors going on prior the pandemic which makes life feel more overwhelming now. You may be wondering how to handle your mental […]

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How To Establish Healthy Personal Boundaries: Part 1

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This topic may seem a little strange given the circumstances the world is currently facing, but given the forced personal boundaries that have become a must to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I would write a little bit about the importance of having healthy boundaries in our personal relationships. First […]

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