Why Depression May Feel Stronger this Season, and Two Ways to Increase Your Emotional Resilience

COVID, Managing emotions

Depression can feel overwhelming during the holidays. There’s a few reasons for that. Our traditions and gatherings can usually remind us not only of the ways we are connected and grateful, but also the ways we can sometimes feel alone and isolated as well. This holiday brings with it an uninvited guest: a recognition that for many of us, this

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Coping with Grief during the Holidays

Managing emotions

You may be dreading the holidays this year, or just not as excited as usual. This is a normal response if you have lost a loved one or something important to you, whether it was this year or years ago. Anniversaries and holidays bring up memories and feelings that can be painful and hard to cope with.  What to Expect

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Setting a Centering Affirmation: How 1 Minute in the Morning Can Set You up for Success All Day.

Anxiety, COVID, Managing emotions, Neurology

Stress is everywhere these days.  You’re trying to stay afloat economically.  You’re concerned for the safety of your loved ones.  Some days just seem doomed from the start no matter the effort.  This toll on your body and mind diminishes your sense of hope and peace, until you find yourself grasping to the idea that the best you can hope

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How does EMDR work? Here’s why tapping your knees can make a fundamental difference in your relationships

Anxiety, Managing emotions

It’s so easy to get stressed out by the people around us. You have a parent with a different political or religious perspective than you. Your coworker consistently finds ways to push your buttons. Your partner can’t seem to understand how to squeeze the toothpaste correctly. Whatever it is, you’re a living, breathing unique individual in a world full of

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Relationships, Managing emotions

Setting healthy boundaries is always worthwhile, but as quarantine set in, this may have begun to feel like an impossible goal. You are not alone. As many of us find ourselves spending all our time in confined spaces with loved ones, recognizing and respecting one’s physical and emotional limitations is a challenge. Lots of people are finding themselves needing to

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