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3 Ways to Handle Stress During School

While school instills self-discipline, it’s no secret that it can also be stressful and even detrimental to some students. If the stress compounds too much, it can harm your academic performance and impact your mental health. Here are three ways you can stay focused and healthy, even during a chaotic portion of the school year. 3 [...]

2020-10-09T16:01:17-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care|Tags: , , , |

Getting Through the Holidays

The holidays are no longer simply approaching quickly, they are here. For many, the holidays are a time of celebration with family and friends, and for many others, it can be a time of grief or strife. If you are struggling during the holiday season, below are some tips and tricks to help get you [...]

2020-09-23T14:19:44-05:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Family, Self Care, Trauma|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What to do When my Loved One Doesn’t Want Support

Watching loved ones struggle, whatever their age, is always excruciating. It leaves a gaping hole in your stomach and a heaviness in your heart unlike anything else. It produces a deep desperation to make everything better. But what if your loved one does not want your help (or maybe anyone else’s)? How do you continue [...]

2020-10-09T15:57:36-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

The Practice of Saying “No”

The holiday season is packed with requests for our time, energy, and resources.  “Will you help with the class party?” “Could we host Christmas at your house this year?” “Please donate to this worthy cause!” It’s easy to over-commit ourselves when we want to say “yes” or feel we’re expected to say “yes” to many [...]

2020-09-23T14:35:04-05:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , , , , |

What if it’s Thanksgiving and I don’t feel thankful?!

History tells us that Thanksgiving was created as a day to celebrate and express gratitude for the bounty of the earth, for neighbors, for abundance. Over time, as families and communities develop their own traditions, it appears to have grown to become a day to celebrate good food and good relationships amidst sharing laughs and [...]

I Just Don’t Want to Feel Anything: Numbing to Cope

“I just don’t want to feel anything.” “Feeling scares me.” “If I slow down, it might all catch up to me.” “If I start feeling, I’m afraid I will never stop.” “If I keep myself busy enough, then I don’t have to think about it.” I cannot tell you how many times I have sat [...]

2020-10-09T15:56:23-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care|Tags: , , , |
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