Posts Categorized: Mental Health

10 Quotes That Give My Mind (and Mood) A Boost

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Just like tiny particles of pollen that impair our physical health each spring, one intrusive thought can undermine our mental health no matter the season. A negative thought or judgment can leave our mind a little fuzzy and have us feeling low and disengaged. Through Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we can notice these unwanted thoughts and […]

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Changes and Transitions Happen Faster than We Want!

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Let’s face it, children are always growing up too fast and going through different points of transition that may be harder than others. Sometimes during different times of change it can cause anxiety or sadness for kids because they do not know how to handle it. We want to be able to support our children […]

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What is Self-Compassion?

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Self-Compassion allows us to manage negative self-talk, perfectionism, people pleasing and judgmental thinking.  Self-Compassion increases our resilience to suffering, shame and failure.  In order to understand Self-Compassion, it is helpful to first reflect on what compassion is and what it feels like. Compassion happens when we recognize the suffering of another.  We can only recognize […]

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Repressed Memories: Fact or Fiction?

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Do our brains protectively block our own recall of memories of traumatic experiences?  Repressed memories are thought to be blocked from one’s conscious awareness due to a high level of stress or trauma associated with the forgotten experience.  The validity of repressed memories – also referred to as dissociative amnesia or psychogenic amnesia – has […]

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Navigating Through Grief

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The Holidays are here, in the midst of the hustle sometimes we need to stop and reflect on all the emotions stirring within us. As we focus on hanging the stockings with care and finding the perfect gift for our loved ones, we might need to gift ourselves a little self-care. The holiday season often […]

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Anxiety Red Flags

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When we are trying to determine our children’s problematic anxious behaviors, there are a few “red flags” that we can look for as warning signs. These signs are signals for us to watch for in order to beware if more support needs to be provided to of children and their worries. The first “red flag” […]

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How to Cultivate Self-Worth

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1) Use Positive Self-Talk People often times  have negative thoughts about themselves which can lead to poor self-image. These negative messages could have been told to a person as a young child or a person thought of these negative thoughts themselves. Regardless of where the negative thought came from, people can “rewrite” those messages. It […]

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How Do Attachment styles from Childhood Affect my Relationships Today?

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You may not know that every person has a certain attachment style and it is often developed early on in life based on the relationships with your parents or caretakers. Knowing the effects of these attachment styles can help you prepare and address issues in your current relationships as an adult and predict the type […]

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Managing Food Fears during the Holidays

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Holidays mean a variety of things – family, friends, joy, parties, holiday meals, and even heightened anxiety if you’re struggling with food fear, body image concerns, or disordered eating. Gatherings that are centered on food can quickly create feelings of shame, guilt, stress, and fear. Here are some tips to get through the holidays while […]

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