Laughter as a Coping Strategy

In these seasons and more broadly in general, incorporating humor as a coping strategy can bring some positive color back into daily life.

Tips for Depression

Depression impacts millions of people every year. There are various forms of treatment that have proven to be helpful.

Thermostats, Thermometers and the Window of Tolerance

In life, we have moments when we are either the thermometer or the thermostat, reacting to our surroundings or setting our temperature and responding how we’d like to. What this generally depends on is our window of tolerance.

Coping with Change

Change can be really hard to accept, especially when we don’t have any choice in the matter. Nothing in recent history has made that as clear as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to make the change feel easier!

Grief That Doesn’t Fit In: Part 2

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In part 1 of this series, we took a look at disenfranchised grief. Disenfranchised grief is the category that covers grief that doesn’t have a socially accepted place to be recognized or expressed. Basically, it is the “ugly duckling” grief that people feel they have to hide because others won’t … Read More

Defense Mechanisms and Coping Skills – Part 1

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Coping skills can take many forms and help us make sense of our experiences, mitigate stress, and sustain our sense of self-worth. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. Without these strategies for managing life’s stressors and sustaining a sense of emotional well-being, it would be difficult to navigate even the … Read More