Tag Archives: stress

Are you dreading the holidays? Learn to set boundaries now!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers… and possibly some hard feelings. If looking ahead to the next round of holiday dinners and gatherings has you particularly distressed, you are not alone. On the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Inside and Out

  History/origins Spring cleaning has its roots in ancient cultures and traditions, such as Passover in Judaism and Iranian Nourouz, the Persian New Year. (Wikipedia, 2016.) It makes sense, however, that it is practiced universally today. Even for those of … Continue reading

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Is Anxiety the New Normal? – Mental Health Wellness Week

As we rush around with jobs, kids, keeping up with the Joneses, or even binge-watching the latest hot television series, it’s no wonder more and more of us are asking, Is this all there is? Today’s midlife (or earlier) crises … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should Give Yourself a Break

Something happened in September and October that you may have noticed. I stopped posting my blog. Not intentionally, of course. I kept meaning to get to it. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday… but week after week, too many other things were getting … Continue reading

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Social Justice Therapists Help Individuals by Tackling Larger Issues

Imagine a life in which symptoms of traumatic stress don’t result from experiencing a huge event, like war or a natural disaster, but rather from enduring small acts of disrespect, indignity, injustice, discrimination, or exploitation on a daily basis for … Continue reading

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Addressing Equity in Mental Health Care-Minority Mental Health Awareness

At the start of the millennium, the Surgeon General released a report stating that racial and ethnic minorities were substantially less likely to receive adequate mental health care and treatment. (NAMI, n.d.) At the end of 2014, the American Psychological … Continue reading

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5 Strategies for Living with Chronic Illness

Good health is one of the main things people value — and take for granted. While we’re healthy, we don’t think much about what it would mean to our daily lives to be sick. Most of us are not fully … Continue reading

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