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Why Your Kids Should Be Allowed To Tell You No Sometimes

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One of the skills I end up having to teach almost all the kids I work with, no matter their presenting problem, is assertiveness. An anxious child may be too afraid to express how they feel and be passive in uncomfortable situations. A child with big emotions may also feel afraid to express how they […]

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Understanding Ecotherapy

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Can digging in the dirt and soaking up sun rays improve your mental health and wellbeing? According to Ecotherapy, the answer is YES! Ecotherapy is an activity or program used to improve health by connecting with nature. It is also referred to as green exercise, nature therapy, green therapy, horticultural therapy, or “park prescriptions”. Throughout […]

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10 Fun and Unique Ways to Show Kindness

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We have all heard of the golden rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated. Today we are going to lay out 10 tangible ways you can show kindness to others during this season. Leave an anonymous note encouraging someone you know that is going through a tough time Do a spontaneous […]

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Cultivating Courage

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“Courage is like—it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.”​ -Brené Brown Courage is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger you become. It’s not a trait that one is born with, it’s developed […]

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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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