Posts Categorized: Stress & Emotions

Do You Want “Better” or “Different”?

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Tis’ the season for… resolutions. Bad habits, weight loss, career goals, new friends, money, relationship improvement – all are fair game and fodder for the resolution grist mill.  We’ve all made resolutions at one time or another and occasionally achieved some good results from a few of them while most others go by the wayside […]

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4 Parent Tools for Teenage Depression

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Finding out that your teenager is struggling with depression can feel like you were hit over the head by a ton a bricks. You feel confused, sad, and scared. A lot of parents feel unsure of what to do next or how to be supportive. Though this can feel like an overwhelming obstacle, there are […]

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4 Ways to Stay Mindful

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Mindfulness is the practice of fully engaging in and being aware of the present moment, being nonjudgmental, and not clinging to moments including thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness helps lower anxiety, stress, and depression by enhancing an individual’s mind and body connection which improves understanding of emotions and thoughts. Wanting to try mindfulness? Keep reading to […]

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Starting Kindergarten with a Bang!

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Sending your baby off to big kid school for the first time can be daunting, emotional and exciting all at the same time. Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in every child’s life so it’s important to make that first day as great as possible for them. As the parent, you can’t control how the […]

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How to breathe: A simple way to lower anxiety in 5 easy steps.

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Anxiety can come out of nowhere. One moment you feel fine and then you remember that one assignment, relationship, email you didn’t send and suddenly it’s there: fear. Your chest tightens. Your mind races towards worst case scenarios. You feel trapped, out of control, suffocated, and frozen in fear. Anxiety is a powerful enemy that […]

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Body Image: Learning Love and Acceptance

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The idea that every individual should be a certain size and weight greatly affects the way we look at ourselves in the mirror. The promotion of a tiny waistline leads to judgements, over exercising, feeling depressed and anxious, body dissatisfaction, and sometimes disordered eating. Striving for the perfect body wreaks havoc on our mental health […]

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The Final Stretch – 6 Skills to Cope with Finals

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As the school year comes to an end, students start feeling the pressure. The last month of school is jam packed with standardized testing, end of year projects, AP tests, and final exams. Students can almost taste the sweet freedom of summer, but they have to survive the last month of school first. Here are […]

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