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The Practice of Hope
April 3, 2024

George Washington University developed a series of “Hope Modules” that are designed to support people through severe illness. The purpose of these modules is to practice hope in concrete, intentional ways when you are in a difficult situation in...

Brain Health as Aging Adults
February 26, 2024

The notion that brains continue to develop through age 25 has been popularized in social media and popular news outlets. While it seems that the Prefrontal Cortex does continue to mature until that time, the entire brain continues to...

How ADHD Can Impact Emotions
February 26, 2024

We are accustomed to looking for the common symptoms of ADHD. In the health care field and the school systems, we commonly look for symptoms that include, fidgeting or restlessness, difficulty managing time, impulsive behavior, difficulty focusing, getting easily...

Living with Guilt vs Living with Gusto
February 26, 2024

A few years ago, I intercepted one of my sons as he was descending the staircase and heading outside. He explained, with a guilty expression on his face, that he was going to go outside to smoke a cigarette....

This Didn’t Take God by Surprise
February 26, 2024

So often, our circumstances seem to sway the level of contentment and joy we experience in our life. Every day, I hear of some circumstance that has turned someone’s world upside down. Cancer (their own, their child’s, their life...

The Fewest Words
January 16, 2024

As a therapist, but also a human being who was not blessed with the most loving of families growing up, I find myself often giving to others more than I give back to myself. Like so many others, I...

Why Building Resilience is so Important
January 16, 2024

Resilience involves maintaining an encouraging mindset, perseverance, and the ability to learn and grow from adversity. Resilient individuals display mental and emotional strength, allowing them to cope with and navigate difficult situations successfully. Students who are resilient are better...

Preparing for Finals
January 16, 2024

As finals are approaching, it is a common time where students might get overly stressed and burnt out. Here are some tips to help prevent burnout and reduce stress. Since this is a higher-pressure time, it’s unreasonable to think...

Avoiding the Holiday Blues
January 3, 2024

It’s cold outside, and for some people, the bleakness of outside seeps in. This is known clinically as seasonal depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) usually starts in the fall, lasts into the winter months, and resolves in spring and...

Tips for Stress-Free Living and Working in the New Year
January 3, 2024

With the new year coming in and things starting to settle down from the holidays, this may be a great time to start applying coping ideas to help relieve stress in life and at work. Write down your purpose...